senate Bill S7442

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits election commissioners and deputy commissioners from holding a publicly elected office

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2022 1st report cal.567
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
Oct 18, 2021 referred to rules

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

S7442
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

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S7442 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4254
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-200, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1815
2015-2016: A5075
2017-2018: A1989
2019-2020: A962

S7442 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits election commissioners and deputy election commissioners from holding a publicly elected office or from being the respective chair of the county democratic or republican committees.

S7442 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7442 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7442
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             October 18, 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 election law, in relation  to  prohibiting  election
   commissioners  and  deputy  elections  commissioners  from  holding  a
   publicly elected office

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 3-200 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 195 of the laws  of  2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   4.  No  person [shall be] appointed as election commissioner or DEPUTY
 ELECTION COMMISSIONER SHALL continue to hold office who is not a  regis-
 tered voter in the county and not an enrolled member of the party recom-
 mending  his  OR  HER appointment, OR WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE RESPECTIVE
 DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN PARTY OR COMMITTEE IN SUCH COUNTY or who  holds
 any  other  public  office, except that of commissioner of deeds, notary
 public, [village officer, city or town justice,] member of  a  community
 board  within  the  city  of  New York or trustee or officer of a school
 district outside of a city; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  THE  PROVISION  OF
 THIS SUBDIVISION PROHIBITING AN ELECTION COMMISSIONER OR DEPUTY ELECTION
 COMMISSIONER  FROM  CONTINUING  TO  HOLD  OFFICE WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE
 RESPECTIVE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN PARTY OR COMMITTEE  IN  SUCH  COUNTY
 SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON CURRENTLY SERVING AS ELECTION COMMISSIONER
 OR DEPUTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER.
   §  2. Subdivision 6 of section 3-200 of the election law is amended to
 read as follows:
   6. An election commissioner OR DEPUTY ELECTION COMMISSIONER shall  not
 be  a  candidate  for  any  elective office which he OR SHE would not be
 entitled to hold under the provisions of this article, unless he OR  SHE
 has  ceased  by  resignation  or otherwise, to be commissioner OR DEPUTY
 COMMISSIONER prior to his OR HER  nomination  or  designation  therefor.
 Otherwise such nomination or designation shall be null and void.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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