senate Bill S613

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to candidate declination

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.276
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.705
substituted for a4142a
Jun 09, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading (t) 613a
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1050
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 10, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S613
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0
committee
6
Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S613 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-158, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5462

S613 - Summary

Provides that a person designated as a candidate for two or more party nominations for an office to be filled at the time of a general election who is not nominated at a primary election by one or more such parties may decline the nomination of one or more parties not later than ten days after the primary election.

S613 - Sponsor Memo

S613 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    613
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 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 declining  party  nomi-
   nations after primary elections

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 6-158 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 15 to read as follows:
   15.  (A)  A  PERSON  WHO HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR NOMINATION FOR PUBLIC
 OFFICE BY ANY PARTY OR PARTIES AND WHO THEREAFTER DOES NOT  RECEIVE  ONE
 OR  MORE  SUCH NOMINATIONS MAY DECLINE ANY NOMINATION OR NOMINATIONS FOR
 SUCH OFFICE BY FILING A CERTIFICATE OF DECLINATION NOT  LATER  THAN  THE
 FIFTEENTH DAY AFTER THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
   (B)  A  CERTIFICATE TO FILL  A VACANCY BY DECLINATION PURSUANT TO THIS
 SUBDIVISION SHALL BE FILED NOT LATER THAN TWENTY DAYS AFTER SUCH  DECLI-
 NATION HAS BEEN FILED.
   §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
 ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04488-01-1


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S613A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6-158, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5462

S613A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a person designated as a candidate for two or more party nominations for an office to be filled at the time of a general election who is not nominated at a primary election by one or more such parties may decline the nomination of one or more parties not later than ten days after the primary election.

S613A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S613A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  613--A
     Cal. No. 1050
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. MAY, BIAGGI, GOUNARDES, JACKSON, LIU, MYRIE, REICH-
   LIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
   committed  to  the  Committee  on Elections -- reported favorably from
   said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
   reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining  its  place  in  the
   order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to candidate declination
 
   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 6 to read as follows:
   6.  A  PERSON  DESIGNATED  AS  A CANDIDATE FOR TWO OR MORE PARTY NOMI-
 NATIONS FOR AN OFFICE TO BE FILLED AT THE TIME OF A GENERAL ELECTION WHO
 IS NOT NOMINATED AT A PRIMARY ELECTION BY ONE OR MORE SUCH  PARTIES  MAY
 DECLINE  THE  NOMINATION  OF ONE OR MORE PARTIES NOT LATER THAN TEN DAYS
 AFTER THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04488-03-1


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