Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 02, 2022
delivered to governor
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.92
substituted for a10135
referred to election law
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.932
|Apr 29, 2022
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8949Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S8949 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §6-146, El L
2021-S8949 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides for the declination of a designation as a candidate or nomination for a party position where the person so nominated or designated has been arrested or charged with one or more state or federal misdemeanors or felonies, or convicted of a crime after designation.
2021-S8949 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8949REVISED MEMO SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to providing for the declination of a designation as a candidate or nomination for a party position under special circumstances PURPOSE: This bill would permit a person designated as a candidate for nomination or for party position, or nominated for an office, to decline the nomi- nation when the person has been arrested or charged with one or more misdemeanors or felonies, either by the filing of an accusatory instru- ment in state court or by the filing of a criminal complaint or indict- ment in federal court. Additionally, the bill permits declination when the person has been convicted of one or more misdemeanors or felonies under state or federal law. The qualifying circumstances to be eligible for declination under this section must occur after such person's desig- nation or nomination for office.
2021-S8949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8949 I N S E N A T E April 29, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- (at request of the Governor) -- 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 providing for the declination of a designation as a candidate or nomination for a party position under special circumstances THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6-146 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 7 to read as follows: 7. A PERSON DESIGNATED AS A CANDIDATE FOR NOMINATION OR FOR PARTY POSITION, OR NOMINATED FOR AN OFFICE, MAY, IN A CERTIFICATE SIGNED AND ACKNOWLEDGED BY SUCH PERSON AND FILED NO LATER THAN THE LAST DAY TO CERTIFY THE BALLOT PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-110 OR SECTION 4-112 OF THIS CHAPTER, DECLINE THE DESIGNATION OR NOMINATION UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES: (A) WHERE THE PERSON SO NOMINATED OR DESIGNATED HAS BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH ONE OR MORE MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES BY THE FILING OF AN ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT IN A STATE COURT AT ANY TIME AFTER SUCH PERSON'S DESIGNATION OR NOMINATION; OR (B) WHERE THE PERSON SO NOMINATED OR DESIGNATED HAS BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH ONE OR MORE MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES BY THE FILING OF A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, INFORMATION OR INDICTMENT IN FEDERAL COURT AT ANY TIME AFTER SUCH PERSON'S DESIGNATION OR NOMINATION; OR (C) WHERE THE PERSON SO NOMINATED OR DESIGNATED HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF ONE OR MORE MISDEMEANORS OR FELONIES UNDER STATE OR FEDERAL LAW AT ANY TIME AFTER SUCH PERSON'S DESIGNATION OR NOMINATION. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD12046-02-2
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