senate Bill S437

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Moves the date of the presidential primary to the same date as the state primaries

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2023 referred to elections


S437 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S8108, A10173
2021-2022: S1819, A6623

S437 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Moves the date of the presidential primary to the same date as the state primaries.

S437 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S437 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
 Introduced  by Sens. SKOUFIS, HOYLMAN -- 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 moving the date of  the
   presidential primary to the same date as the state primaries

   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1  of  section  8-100  of  the
 election law, as amended by chapter 5 of the laws of 2019, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (a)  A  primary  election  shall be held on the fourth Tuesday in June
 before every general election unless otherwise changed by an act of  the
 legislature.  Members  of  the  state and county committees and assembly
 district leaders and associate district  leaders  and  all  other  party
 positions  to  be elected shall be elected at such primary and all nomi-
 nations for public office required to be made at a primary  election  in
 such  year shall be made at such primary. In each year in which electors
 of president and vice president of the United States are to  be  elected
 an  additional  primary  election[,  to be known as the spring primary,]
 shall ALSO be held on the [first]  FOURTH  Tuesday  in  [February]  JUNE
 unless  otherwise  changed by an act of the legislature, for the purpose
 of electing delegates to the national convention.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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