senate Bill S8337

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the removal of an election commissioner

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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.571
Feb 15, 2022 referred to elections

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

S8337
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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

aye wr (1)

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S8337 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-200, El L

S8337 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the removal of an election commissioner by the governor or by affirmative vote of a majority of duly confirmed commissioners of the state board of elections for incompetence, misconduct, or other good cause, provided that prior to removal, such election commissioner shall be given a written copy of the charges against them and have an opportunity to be heard in their defense.

S8337 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8337 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8337
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 15, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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  the  removal  of  an
   election commissioner
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section  3-200  of  the  election  law  is
 amended to read as follows:
   7. An election commissioner may be removed from office by the governor
 [for  cause in the same manner as a sheriff] OR BY AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF A
 MAJORITY OF DULY CONFIRMED COMMISSIONERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
 FOR INCOMPETENCE, MISCONDUCT, OR OTHER GOOD CAUSE, PROVIDED  THAT  PRIOR
 TO  REMOVAL, SUCH ELECTION COMMISSIONER SHALL BE GIVEN A WRITTEN COPY OF
 THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM OR HER AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO  BE  HEARD  IN
 HIS OR HER DEFENSE. Any vacancy so resulting shall be filled in a manner
 prescribed by this article for filling vacancies.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13430-01-1


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