assembly Bill A8683C

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 12, 2022 print number 8683c
Apr 12, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Apr 06, 2022 print number 8683b
Apr 06, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Feb 07, 2022 print number 8683a
Feb 07, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 10, 2022 referred to election law

A8683 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8730
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

A8683 - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

A8683 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8683
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the  number  of  signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6-142  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  90  of  the  laws  of  2021, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. An independent nominating petition for candidates to be  voted  for
 by  all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN thousand voters, or one percent of the total  number  of  votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last  gubernatorial  election,  whichever is less, of whom at least five
 hundred, or one percent of enrolled voters,  whichever  is  less,  shall
 reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts of the State.
   §  2.   Subdivision 1 of section 6-142 of the election law, as amended
 by section 9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020,  is  amended
 to read as follows:
   1.  An  independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for
 by all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN  thousand  voters,  or one percent of the total number of votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom  at  least  five
 hundred,  or  one  percent  of enrolled voters, whichever is less, shall
 reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts of the State.
   § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section 10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   3.  The term "party" means any political organization which, excluding
 blank and void ballots, at the  last  preceding  election  for  governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 for  governor,  or  [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever
 [is greater] LESSER, in the year in which a governor is elected  and  at
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A8683A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8730
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

A8683A - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

A8683A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8683--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SALKA -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the number of signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 6-142 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 90 of the  laws  of  2021,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  An  independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for
 by all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN  thousand  voters,  or one percent of the total number of votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom  at  least  five
 hundred,  or  one  percent  of enrolled voters, whichever is less, shall
 reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts of the State.
   § 2.  Subdivision 1 of section 6-142 of the election law,  as  amended
 by  section  9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended
 to read as follows:
   1. An independent nominating petition for candidates to be  voted  for
 by  all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN thousand voters, or one percent of the total  number  of  votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last  gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom at least [five]
 ONE hundred[,] or one percent of enrolled  voters,  whichever  is  less,
 shall  reside  in each of one-half of the congressional districts of the
 State.
   § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section 10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   3.  The term "party" means any political organization which, excluding
 blank and void ballots, at the  last  preceding  election  for  governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

A8683B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8730
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

A8683B - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

A8683B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8683--B
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SALKA, BLANKENBUSH, TAGUE, DeSTEFANO, ANGELINO --
   read  once  and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the number of signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 6-142 of the election law, as
 amended by section 9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of  2020,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  An  independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for
 by all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN  thousand  voters,  or one percent of the total number of votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom at least  [five]
 ONE  hundred[,]  or  one  percent of enrolled voters, whichever is less,
 shall reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts  of  the
 State.
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section  10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   3. The term "party" means any political organization which,  excluding
 blank  and  void  ballots,  at  the last preceding election for governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 for governor, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY  thousand  votes,  whichever
 [is  greater]  LESSER, in the year in which a governor is elected and at
 least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate  for  presi-
 dent, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever is [great-
 er] LESSER, in a year when a president is elected.
   § 3. Subdivision 4 of section 6-138 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 88 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13620-07-2

Co-Sponsors

A8683C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8730
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

A8683C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

A8683C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8683--C
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 10, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SALKA, BLANKENBUSH, TAGUE, DeSTEFANO, ANGELINO --
   read  once  and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
   --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the number of signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 6-142 of the election law, as
 amended by section 9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of  2020,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  An  independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for
 by all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN  thousand  voters,  or one percent of the total number of votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom at least  [five]
 ONE  hundred[,]  or  one  percent of enrolled voters, whichever is less,
 shall reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts  of  the
 State.
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section  10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   3. The term "party" means any political organization which,  excluding
 blank  and  void  ballots,  at  the last preceding election for governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 for governor, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY  thousand  votes,  whichever
 [is  greater]  LESSER, in the year in which a governor is elected and at
 least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate  for  presi-
 dent, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever is [great-
 er] LESSER, in a year when a president is elected.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13620-09-2