senate Bill S4380

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions

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Current Bill Status Via A4686 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 29, 2021 signed chap.90
delivered to governor
Feb 10, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.313
substituted for s4380
Feb 10, 2021 substituted by a4686
Feb 09, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.313
Feb 04, 2021 referred to rules

S4380 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-142, El L

S4380 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decreases the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions of candidates for public office; now 2.5%.

S4380 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4380 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 4, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the  number  of  signa-
   tures  for  independent  nominating  petitions;  and providing for the
   repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   Section 1. Section 6-142 of the election law, as amended by chapter 79
 of  the  laws of 1992, subdivision 1 as amended by section 9 of part ZZZ
 of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020 and paragraph (d-1) of  subdivision  2
 as  amended  by  chapter  418 of the laws of 1993, is amended to read as
   § 6-142. Independent nominations; number of signatures.  1.  An  inde-
 pendent  nominating  petition  for candidates to be voted for by all the
 voters of the state must be  signed  by  at  least  forty-five  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. An independent nominating petition for the nomination of candidates
 for an office to be filled by the voters of  any  other  political  unit
 must be signed by voters numbering [five] TWO AND ONE-HALF per centum of
 the  total  number  of votes cast for governor at the last gubernatorial
 election in such unit, excluding blank and void votes, except  that  not
 more than [three thousand five hundred] ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY
 signatures shall be required upon any such petition for any office to be
 filled in any political subdivision of the state wholly outside the city
 of New York, and not more than the following numbers of signatures shall
 be  required  upon  any  such  petition for the following public offices
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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