Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to elections
|Feb 02, 2023
referred to elections
Senate Bill S4080
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4080 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4080 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4080 SPONSOR: BRISPORT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to permitting New York city voters to sign designating petitions for multiple candidates for the same New York city municipal public office or party position SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision 3 of section 6-134 of the election law, so that a person can sign more than one ballot petition without "over-de- signating," in order to account for New York City's ranked-choice voting system. JUSTIFICATION: Under current New York State election law, a ballot petition is only allowed to hold a number of candidates equal to the number of offices to be elected, and no more. In other words, an individual is only allowed to sign one ballot petition for one candidate for one open seat, and no
2023-S4080 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4080 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRISPORT, SALAZAR -- 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 permitting New York city voters to sign designating petitions for multiple candidates for the same New York city municipal public office or party position THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 6-134 of the election law, as added by chapter 709 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 3. (A) If a voter shall sign any petition or petitions designating a greater number of candidates for public office or party position than the number of persons to be elected thereto [his] THEIR signatures, if they bear the same date, shall not be counted upon any petition, and if they bear different dates shall be counted in the order of their priori- ty of date, for only so many designees as there are persons to be elected. (B) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION, A VOTER IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK MAY DESIGNATE A GREATER NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR A NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION WITHIN THE FIVE COUNTIES OF NEW YORK CITY THAN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BE ELECTED, WITH NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF DESIGNATIONS. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06466-01-3
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