assembly Bill A8785

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to special elections to fill vacancies in the state senate and assembly

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Current Bill Status Via S7819 - 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 18, 2022 signed chap.164
delivered to governor
Jan 20, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.47
substituted for a8785
Jan 20, 2022 substituted by s7819
Jan 19, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.47
rules report cal.47
reported
reported referred to rules
Jan 12, 2022 referred to election law

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A8785 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7819
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §42, Pub Off L (as proposed in S.7227 & A.8028); amd §§4-112, 4-114, 6-120, 6-154, 6-158, 8-600, 10-108 & 16-102, El L

A8785 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to special elections to fill vacancies in the state senate and assembly and certain deadlines with regard to such special elections.

A8785 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8785
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 12, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law  and the election law, in
   relation to special elections to fill vacancies in  the  state  senate
   and assembly
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 42 of the public officers law,  as
 amended  by  a chapter of the laws of 2021, amending the public officers
 law relating to the dates by which the governor may make proclamation of
 a special election to fill certain offices, as proposed  in  legislative
 bills numbers S. 7227 and A. 8028, is amended to read as follows:
   3. Upon the failure to elect to any office, except that of governor or
 lieutenant-governor,  at  a  general  or special election, at which such
 office is authorized to be filled, or upon the death or disqualification
 of a person elected to office before the  commencement  of  his  or  her
 official  term,  or  upon  the  occurrence  of a vacancy in any elective
 office which cannot be filled by appointment for a period  extending  to
 or  beyond  the  next  general election at which a person may be elected
 thereto, the governor shall, UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR BY AUTHORIZED
 LOCAL LAW, RESOLUTION OR  ORDINANCE,  make  proclamation  of  a  special
 election  to  fill  such  office  within ten days of the occurrence of a
 vacancy, specifying the district or county in which the election  is  to
 be  held,  and the day thereof, which shall be: a. not less than seventy
 nor more than eighty days from the date of the proclamation  to  fill  a
 vacancy  in  the office of a representative in congress OR FOR A VACANCY
 IN ANY OTHER OFFICE THAT IS NOT IN THE STATE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY; and  b.
 not  less  than forty days nor more than fifty days from the date of the
 proclamation to fill a vacancy in [any other office] THE STATE SENATE OR
 ASSEMBLY, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE GOVERNOR MAY ISSUE A  PROCLAMATION
 TO  FILL  ANY SUBSEQUENT VACANCY IN THE STATE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY FOR THE
 SAME DATE AS ANY PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED SPECIAL ELECTION AS  LONG  AS  THE
 PROCLAMATION IS ISSUED AT LEAST THIRTY DAYS BEFORE THE OCCURRENCE OF THE
 SPECIAL ELECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.