assembly Bill A8184

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires that candidates for certain offices be residents and registered voters in the district containing the public office or party position sought at certain times during the electoral process

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Aug 25, 2021 referred to election law

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A8184 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-136, 6-138, 6-108, 6-146 & 6-122, El L

A8184 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that candidates for certain offices be residents and registered voters in the district containing the public office or party position sought at certain times during the electoral process.

A8184 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8184
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              August 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring that candi-
   dates for certain offices be residents and registered  voters  in  the
   district  containing  the  public  office  or party position sought at
   certain times during the electoral process
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  6-136 of the election law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
   5. AT THE TIME OF THE FILING OF A DESIGNATING PETITION  FOR  A  PUBLIC
 OFFICE OR A PARTY POSITION, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE A RESIDENT AND REGIS-
 TERED  VOTER IN THE DISTRICT CONTAINING THE PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSI-
 TION SOUGHT. A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE MAY IMPOSE  MORE  STRINGENT
 RESIDENCY  REQUIREMENTS.  A CANDIDATE FOR MEMBER OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE
 NEED ONLY BE A RESIDENT AND REGISTERED TO VOTE IN THE ASSEMBLY  DISTRICT
 WHICH  CONTAINS  THE ELECTION DISTRICT THAT THE CANDIDATE IS RUNNING IN.
 FAILURE TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS SHALL RENDER THE PETITION VOID. THESE
 REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED  BY
 LAW.  THIS  SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A CANDIDATE FOR REPRESENTATIVE IN
 CONGRESS, OR TO A CANDIDATE FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY OR STATE SENATE.
   § 2. Section 6-138 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 5 to read as follows:
   5. AT THE TIME OF THE FILING OF AN INDEPENDENT NOMINATING PETITION FOR
 PUBLIC OFFICE, THE CANDIDATE SHALL BE A RESIDENT AND REGISTERED VOTER IN
 THE  DISTRICT  CONTAINING  THE  PUBLIC  OFFICE.  FAILURE  TO  MEET THESE
 REQUIREMENTS SHALL RENDER THE PETITION VOID. THESE REQUIREMENTS SHALL BE
 IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS REQUIRED BY LAW.  A COUNTY,  CITY,
 TOWN  OR  VILLAGE MAY IMPOSE MORE STRINGENT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS. THIS
 SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A CANDIDATE FOR REPRESENTATIVE  IN  CONGRESS,
 OR TO A CANDIDATE FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY OR STATE SENATE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.