assembly Bill A1720

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to primary elections and moving the date of the presidential primary

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Jan 20, 2023 referred to election law

A1720 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-158 & 8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A8509

A1720 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Changes the primary election date from the fourth Tuesday in June to the second Tuesday in August; moves the presidential primary to the fourth Tuesday in April.

A1720 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   1720
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 20, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. GOODELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to primary  elections  and
   moving the date of the presidential primary
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivisions 9, 11 and 12 of section 6-158 of the  election
 law,  as amended by chapter 164 of the laws of 2022, are amended to read
 as follows:
   9. A petition for an independent nomination for an office to be filled
 at the time of a general election shall be filed not earlier than [twen-
 ty-four] SEVENTEEN weeks and not later than [twenty-three] SIXTEEN weeks
 preceding such election. A petition for an independent nomination for an
 office to be filled at a special election shall be filed not later  than
 twelve  days  following the issuance of a proclamation of such election,
 provided however, such certificate shall be filed not  later  than  nine
 days following the issuance of a proclamation of a special election held
 pursuant to paragraph b of subdivision three of section forty-two of the
 public officers law.
   11. A certificate of acceptance or declination of an independent nomi-
 nation  for  an  office  to  be filled at the time of a general election
 shall be filed not later than the third  day  after  the  [twenty-third]
 SIXTEENTH  Tuesday  preceding  such election except that a candidate who
 files such a certificate of acceptance for an  office  for  which  there
 have  been  filed  certificates  or  petitions designating more than one
 candidate for the nomination of any party, may thereafter file a certif-
 icate of declination not later than the  third  day  after  the  primary
 election.  A  certificate of acceptance or declination of an independent
 nomination for an office to be filled at a  special  election  shall  be
 filed not later than fourteen days following the issuance of a proclama-
 tion of such election, provided however, such certificate shall be filed
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06132-01-3