senate Bill S1758B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Reduces the number of signatures for designating and nominating petitions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 22, 2021 print number 1758b
Jan 22, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 15, 2021 print number 1758a
Jan 15, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 14, 2021 referred to elections

S1758 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-136, El L

S1758 - Summary

Reduces the number of signatures for designating and nominating petitions to twenty-five percent of the number required by law, but not numbers in the New York city charter.

S1758 - Sponsor Memo

S1758 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1758
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to reducing the numbers of
   signatures for designating and nominating petitions; and providing for
   the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 6-136 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 79 of the laws of  1992,  the  opening  paragraph  as
 amended  by  chapter  659  of  the  laws  of 1994 and paragraph (c-1) as
 amended by chapter 418 of the laws  of  1993,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  All other petitions must be signed by not less than [five] ONE AND
 ONE-QUARTER per centum, as determined by the  preceding  enrollment,  of
 the then enrolled voters of the party residing within the political unit
 in  which the office or position is to be voted for (excluding voters in
 inactive status), provided,  however,  that  for  the  following  public
 offices the number of signatures need not exceed the following limits:
   (a)  [For]  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
 TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office to be filled by all voters of  the  city
 of  New  York,  [seven thousand five hundred] ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED
 SEVENTY-FIVE signatures;
   (b) [For] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK  CITY  CHARTER
 TO  THE  CONTRARY,  FOR any office to be filled by all the voters of any
 county or borough within the city of New York, [four thousand] ONE THOU-
 SAND signatures;
   (c) [For] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK  CITY  CHARTER
 TO  THE CONTRARY, FOR any office to be filled in the city of New York by
 all the voters of any  municipal  court  district,  [one  thousand  five
 hundred] THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE signatures;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08603-02-1

S1758A - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-136, El L

S1758A - Summary

Reduces the number of signatures for designating and nominating petitions to twenty-five percent of the number required by law, but not numbers in the New York city charter.

S1758A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1758--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to reducing the numbers of
   signatures for designating and nominating petitions; and providing for
   the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 6-136  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  79  of  the laws of 1992, the opening paragraph as
 amended by chapter 659 of the  laws  of  1994  and  paragraph  (c-1)  as
 amended  by  chapter  418  of  the  laws  of 1993, is amended to read as
 follows:
   2. All other petitions must be signed by not less than [five] ONE  AND
 ONE-QUARTER  per  centum,  as determined by the preceding enrollment, of
 the then enrolled voters of the party residing within the political unit
 in which the office or position is to be voted for (excluding voters  in
 inactive  status),  provided,  however,  that  for  the following public
 offices the number of signatures need not exceed the following limits:
   (a) [For] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK  CITY  CHARTER
 PROVIDING  FOR  GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office to be
 filled by all voters of the city  of  New  York,  [seven  thousand  five
 hundred] ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE signatures;
   (b)  [For]  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
 PROVIDING FOR GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office  to  be
 filled by all the voters of any county or borough within the city of New
 York, [four thousand] ONE THOUSAND signatures;
   (c)  [For]  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
 PROVIDING FOR GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office  to  be
 filled  in the city of New York by all the voters of any municipal court
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S1758B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-136, El L

S1758B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces the number of signatures for designating and nominating petitions to twenty-five percent of the number required by law, but not numbers in the New York city charter.

S1758B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1758B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1758--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  read  twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to reducing the numbers of
   signatures for designating and nominating petitions; and providing for
   the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 6-136 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 79 of the laws of  1992,  the  opening  paragraph  as
 amended  by  chapter  659  of  the  laws  of 1994 and paragraph (c-1) as
 amended by chapter 418 of the laws  of  1993,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  All other petitions must be signed by not less than [five] ONE AND
 ONE-HALF per centum, as determined by the preceding enrollment,  of  the
 then  enrolled voters of the party residing within the political unit in
 which the office or position is to be voted  for  (excluding  voters  in
 inactive  status),  provided,  however,  that  for  the following public
 offices the number of signatures need not exceed the following limits:
   (a) [For] NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK  CITY  CHARTER
 PROVIDING  FOR  GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office to be
 filled by all voters of the city  of  New  York,  [seven  thousand  five
 hundred] TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED FIFTY signatures;
   (b)  [For]  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
 PROVIDING FOR GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office  to  be
 filled by all the voters of any county or borough within the city of New
 York, [four thousand] ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED signatures;
   (c)  [For]  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THE NEW YORK CITY CHARTER
 PROVIDING FOR GREATER THRESHOLDS TO THE CONTRARY, FOR any office  to  be
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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