Assembly Bill A253A

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Provides that party designation of certain candidates for nomination for any office to be filled by the voters of the entire county shall be made by the county committee

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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Bill Amendments

2023-A253 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6-109, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10912
2019-2020: A1766
2021-2022: A1449

2023-A253 - Summary

Relates to party nominations for candidates for county office, excluding counties located within cities with a population of one million or more.

2023-A253 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    253
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to party  nominations  for
   candidates for county office
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  6-109
 to read as follows:
   § 6-109. PARTY NOMINATIONS; COUNTIES. 1. PARTY DESIGNATION OF A CANDI-
 DATE  FOR  NOMINATION  FOR  ANY OFFICE TO BE FILLED BY THE VOTERS OF THE
 ENTIRE COUNTY SHALL BE MADE BY THE COUNTY COMMITTEE, IF THE PARTY  RULES
 OF SUCH COUNTY SO PROVIDE.
   2.  THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE SUCH DESIGNATION BY MAJORITY VOTE.
 THE PERSON RECEIVING THE MAJORITY VOTE SHALL BE THE  PARTY'S  DESIGNATED
 CANDIDATE  FOR  NOMINATION.  UPON  THE  VOTE  FOR SUCH DESIGNATION, EACH
 MEMBER OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO  CAST  A  NUMBER  OF
 VOTES  WHICH  SHALL  BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RATIO WHICH THE NUMBER OF
 VOTES FOR THE PARTY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ON THE LINE OR COLUMN OF  THE
 PARTY AT THE LAST PRECEDING GENERAL STATE ELECTION IN THE UNIT OF REPRE-
 SENTATION  SUCH  MEMBER  REPRESENTS BEARS TO THE TOTAL VOTE CAST ON SUCH
 LINE OR COLUMN AT SUCH ELECTION FOR SUCH CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR  IN  THE
 ENTIRE COUNTY. THE APPORTIONMENT OF SUCH VOTES AS SO PRESCRIBED SHALL BE
 DETERMINED BY THE RULES OF THE PARTY.
   3.  ENROLLED MEMBERS OF THE PARTY MAY MAKE OTHER DESIGNATIONS BY PETI-
 TION FOR A MEMBER OF THE SAME PARTY.
   4. THE MEETING OF THE COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF  DESIGNATING
 CANDIDATES  SHALL  BE  HELD  NOT EARLIER THAN TWENTY-ONE DAYS BEFORE THE
 FIRST DAY TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS AND NOT LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY
 TO SIGN DESIGNATING PETITIONS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00314-01-3
              

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2023-A253A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6-109, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10912
2019-2020: A1766
2021-2022: A1449

2023-A253A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to party nominations for candidates for county office, excluding counties located within cities with a population of one million or more.

2023-A253A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  253--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 4, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law, in relation to certain party nomi-
   nations for candidates for county office
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 6-109
 to read as follows:
   § 6-109. PARTY NOMINATIONS; COUNTIES, EXCLUDING COUNTIES LOCATED WITH-
 IN CITIES WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. 1. PARTY DESIGNATION
 OF A CANDIDATE FOR NOMINATION IN COUNTIES,  EXCLUDING  COUNTIES  LOCATED
 WITHIN  A  CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE, FOR ANY OFFICE
 TO BE FILLED BY THE VOTERS OF THE ENTIRE COUNTY SHALL  BE  MADE  BY  THE
 COUNTY COMMITTEE, IF THE PARTY RULES OF SUCH COUNTY SO PROVIDE.
   2.  THE COUNTY COMMITTEE SHALL MAKE SUCH DESIGNATION BY MAJORITY VOTE.
 THE PERSON RECEIVING THE MAJORITY VOTE SHALL BE THE  PARTY'S  DESIGNATED
 CANDIDATE  FOR  NOMINATION AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO SHALL HAVE RECEIVED
 TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OR MORE OF THE VOTE CAST ON ANY  BALLOT  SHALL  HAVE
 THE RIGHT TO MAKE WRITTEN DEMAND, DULY ACKNOWLEDGED, TO THE COUNTY BOARD
 OF ELECTIONS THAT THEIR NAMES APPEAR ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT AS CANDIDATES
 FOR SUCH NOMINATION. SUCH DEMAND SHALL BE MADE NOT LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS
 AFTER  SUCH MEETING AND MAY BE WITHDRAWN IN THE SAME MANNER WITHIN FOUR-
 TEEN DAYS AFTER SUCH MEETING. UPON THE VOTE FOR SUCH  DESIGNATION,  EACH
 MEMBER  OF  THE  COUNTY  COMMITTEE SHALL BE ENTITLED TO CAST A NUMBER OF
 VOTES WHICH SHALL BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RATIO WHICH  THE  NUMBER  OF
 VOTES  FOR THE PARTY CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR ON THE LINE OR COLUMN OF THE
 PARTY AT THE LAST PRECEDING GENERAL STATE ELECTION IN THE UNIT OF REPRE-
 SENTATION SUCH MEMBER REPRESENTS BEARS TO THE TOTAL VOTE  CAST  ON  SUCH
 LINE  OR  COLUMN AT SUCH ELECTION FOR SUCH CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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