senate Bill S8289

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires a public hearing prior to the appointment of election commissioners

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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.568
Feb 09, 2022 referred to elections


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Feb 28, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Elections Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

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S8289 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-204, El L

S8289 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the legislative body responsible for appointing election commissioners to hold a public hearing prior to appointing a person recommended by a party; requires an appointment within sixty days after the filing of a certificate of recommendation.

S8289 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8289 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 9, 2022
 Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- 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  requiring  a  public
   hearing prior to the appointment of election commissioners

   Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 3-204  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  116  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
   4. Commissioners of election shall be appointed by the county legisla-
 tive body, or in the city of New York, by the city council WITHIN THIRTY
 DAYS FOLLOWING A PUBLIC HEARING.  Provided, however, that if a  legisla-
 tive  body  shall  fail to appoint any person recommended by a party for
 appointment as a commissioner pursuant to this section, within  [thirty]
 SIXTY days after the filing of a certificate of recommendation with such
 legislative  body,  then  the  members  of such legislative body who are
 members of the political party which filed such certificate may  appoint
 such person. And further provided, if there are no members of the legis-
 lative  body  who  are  members  of the political party which filed such
 certificate, the appointment shall take effect upon  the  expiration  of
 thirty days from the date that the certificate was filed. If none of the
 persons  named  in  any  of  the  certificates  filed  by a party are so
 appointed within sixty days after the filing of  any  such  certificate,
 then  such  party  may file another certificate within thirty days after
 the expiration of any such sixty day  period  recommending  a  different
 person  for  such  appointment.  If  a party fails to file a certificate
 within the time prescribed by this section, the members of the  legisla-
 tive  body who are members of such party may appoint any eligible person
 to such office.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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