senate Bill S7227

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the dates by which the governor may make proclamation of a special election to fill certain offices

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.742
substituted for a8028
referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 09, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1720
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules

S7227 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8028
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §42, Pub Off L

S7227 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the dates by which the governor may make proclamation of a special election to fill certain offices; provides that a special election shall not be held to fill a vacancy in any other office subject to a proclamation by the governor unless the vacancy occurs before the first day of April of the last year of the term of office.

S7227 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7227 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7227
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation  to  the  dates  by
   which the governor may make proclamation of a special election to fill
   certain offices

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 4 of section 42 of the  public  officers
 law,  subdivision  3  as  amended  by  chapter 4 of the laws of 2011 and
 subdivision 4 as amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2019,  are  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 [may in his or her discretion] SHALL make  procla-
 mation  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; 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.
   4.  A.  A  special election shall not be held to fill a vacancy in the
 office of a representative in congress unless such vacancy occurs on  or
 before  the first day of July of the last year of the term of office, or
 unless it occurs thereafter and a special session of congress is  called
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11710-02-1

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