senate Bill S5900

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to decreasing the number of signatures needed for designating petitions and independent nominations in counties with coronavirus 2019

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Mar 22, 2021 referred to elections

S5900 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4234
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-136 & 6-142, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8112, A10160

S5900 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Decreases the number of signatures needed for designating petitions and independent nominations by one-third for political subdivisions, wholly or in part, within a county in which one or more residents have been confirmed to be diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) for year two thousand twenty-one.

S5900 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5900 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5900
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 22, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 decreasing  the  number
   of  signatures  needed for designating petitions and independent nomi-
   nations in counties with coronavirus 2019

   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 6 to read as follows:
   6. FOR DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHOLLY OR  IN
 PART, WITHIN A COUNTY IN WHICH ONE OR MORE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED
 TO  BE  DIAGNOSED  WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND NOTWITH-
 STANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, FOR PETITIONS MADE IN THE YEAR
 TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-ONE, THE SIGNATURE  REQUIREMENT  NUMBERS  STATED  IN
 PARAGRAPHS  (A)  THROUGH (L) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE
 REDUCED BY ONE-THIRD, ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
   § 2. Section 6-142 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subdivision 3 to read as follows:
   3.  FOR  INDEPENDENT NOMINATIONS FOR POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS, WHOLLY OR
 IN PART, WITHIN A COUNTY IN  WHICH  ONE  OR  MORE  RESIDENTS  HAVE  BEEN
 CONFIRMED  TO  BE DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) AND
 NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, FOR NOMINATIONS MADE IN
 THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  THE  SIGNATURE  REQUIREMENT  NUMBERS
 STATED  IN PARAGRAPHS (A) THROUGH (I) OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
 SHALL BE REDUCED BY ONE-THIRD, ROUNDED DOWN TO THE NEAREST WHOLE NUMBER.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02581-01-1


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