senate Bill S8730A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 07, 2022 print number 8730a
Apr 07, 2022 amend and recommit to elections
Apr 05, 2022 referred to elections

S8730 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8683
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

S8730 - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

S8730 - Sponsor Memo

S8730 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8730
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- 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  number  of  signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6-142  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  section 9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is
 amended to read as follows:
   1. An independent nominating petition for candidates to be  voted  for
 by  all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN thousand voters, or one percent of the total  number  of  votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last  gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom at least [five]
 ONE hundred[,] or one percent of enrolled  voters,  whichever  is  less,
 shall  reside  in each of one-half of the congressional districts of the
 State.
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section 10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   3.  The term "party" means any political organization which, excluding
 blank and void ballots, at the  last  preceding  election  for  governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 for  governor,  or  [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever
 [is greater] LESSER, in the year in which a governor is elected  and  at
 least  two  percent of the total votes cast for its candidate for presi-
 dent, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever is [great-
 er] LESSER, in a year when a president is elected.
   § 3. Subdivision 4 of section 6-138 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 88 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
   4. [A signature made earlier than six weeks prior to the last  day  to
 file  independent petitions shall not be counted.] (A) A signature on an
 independent petition for a special election made earlier than  the  date
 of the proclamation calling the special election shall not be counted.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S8730A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8683
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L

S8730A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions; decreases the number of signatures and votes to 15,000 signatures for statewide candidates and 50,000 votes to maintain party ballot status; changes the petition period to 12 weeks and the petitioning time to May-August.

S8730A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8730A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8730--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               April 5, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to the number of signa-
   tures for independent nominating petitions

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 6-142 of the election law, as
 amended by section 9 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of  2020,  is
 amended to read as follows:
   1.  An  independent nominating petition for candidates to be voted for
 by all the voters of the state must be signed by at least [forty-five]
 FIFTEEN  thousand  voters,  or one percent of the total number of votes,
 excluding blank and void ballots, cast for the office of governor at the
 last gubernatorial election, whichever is less, of whom at least  [five]
 ONE  hundred[,]  or  one  percent of enrolled voters, whichever is less,
 shall reside in each of one-half of the congressional districts  of  the
 State.
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 1-104 of the election law, as amended by
 section  10 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is amended to
 read as follows:
   3. The term "party" means any political organization which,  excluding
 blank  and  void  ballots,  at  the last preceding election for governor
 received, at least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate
 for governor, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY  thousand  votes,  whichever
 [is  greater]  LESSER, in the year in which a governor is elected and at
 least two percent of the total votes cast for its candidate  for  presi-
 dent, or [one hundred thirty] FIFTY thousand votes, whichever is [great-
 er] LESSER, in a year when a president is elected.
   § 3. Subdivision 4 of section 6-138 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 88 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
   4.  [A  signature made earlier than six weeks prior to the last day to
 file independent petitions shall not be counted.] (A) A signature on  an
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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