Assembly Bill A3312

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of signatures for independent nominating petitions

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • 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

Do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.
Actions

co-Sponsors

2023-A3312 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6-142, 1-104, 6-138 & 6-158, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A8683

2023-A3312 (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.

2023-A3312 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3312
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 2, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. BLANKENBUSH, ANGELINO, DeSTEFANO, MILLER, TAGUE
   -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06999-01-3
 A. 3312                             2
              

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

buffamantemr
1 month ago

Our last gubernatorial election was the first on generations not to have at least 3 ballot options, which is a disgrace for our State. The Legislature has effectively made NY the least democratic state in the country, at a time when we desperately need to protect democracy) by essentially eliminating 3rd party and independent candidates. It's time to right this wrong.

Create an account. An account allows you to sign petitions with a single click, officially support or oppose key legislation, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.