J3543

Commending Thomas F. Granato upon the occasion of his selection as Aide to the Grand Marshal of the 82nd Annual Huntington St. Patri...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Thomas F. Granato upon the occasion of
his selection as Aide to the Grand Marshal of the 82nd Annual Huntington
St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 13, 2016

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations to assemble and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of
Irish people throughout the United States; and
WHEREAS, A St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records the ongoing
history of the United States and Ireland, and provides an opportunity
for people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is proud to commend Thomas F.
Granato upon the occasion of his selection as Aide to the Grand Marshal
of the 82nd Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March
13, 2016; and
WHEREAS, The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is a Catholic, Irish
American Fraternal organization founded on May 4, 1836, in New York
City; active across the United States, its mission is to foster and
preserve Irish culture, while standing up for issues affecting the Irish
community; and
WHEREAS, For 82 years, the Huntington Ancient Order of Hibernians St.
Patrick's Day Parade, Long Island's oldest and largest parade, has
remained dedicated to promoting Irish heritage, traditions, family, and
patriotic values; and
WHEREAS, Thomas F. Granato was born to the late Salvatore Joseph and
Theresa Granato on March 22, 1960, in Manhasset, New York; he attended
Manhasset High School where he played soccer and was the Star of the
Manhasset Indians Baseball Team; and
WHEREAS, After graduating from high school, Thomas F. Granato earned
his Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Marketing from St. Leo
University; while a student, he held the title of President of his
class, and was a Founding Father of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Flori-
da Lambda, Chartered in 1980; and
WHEREAS, Thomas F. Granato then went on to attend New York University
School of Continuing Education where he obtained Construction Management
OSHA credentials; and
WHEREAS, An avid golfer, Thomas F. Granato serves on the Board of
Directors of the Crab Meadow Men's Club in Northport, New York; and
WHEREAS, A fitting choice to serve as Aide to the Grand Marshal at the
2016 Huntington Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Thomas F. Granato truly
embodies the spirit and the cherished ideals and values of Irish-Ameri-
cans of this great State and Nation; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Thomas F. Granato upon the occasion of his selection as Aide to
the Grand Marshal of the 82nd Annual Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade
on March 13, 2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Thomas F. Granato.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3542

Celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu b'Shevat, the New Year for Trees, to be observed on Monday, January 25, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION celebrating the Jewish holiday of Tu b'Shevat,
the New Year for Trees, to be observed on Monday, January 25, 2016

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to celebrate the Jewish
holiday of Tu b'Shevat, the New Year for Trees, to be observed on
Monday, January 25, 2016; and
WHEREAS, Tu b'Shevat, the 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar is the
day which marks the beginning of a new year for trees; this is the
season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge
from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle; and
WHEREAS, The Jewish religion marks the day of Tu b'Shevat by eating
fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in
its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates,
olives and dates; and
WHEREAS, If tasting any of these fruit for the first time this season,
worshippers remember to recite the Shehecheyanu blessing, a blessing
recited on joyous occasions, thanking God for sustaining them and enabl-
ing them to reach this occasion; and
WHEREAS, On this day, Jewish people remember that man is a tree of the
field and reflects on the lessons they derive from their botanical
analogue; and
WHEREAS, According to Biblical law, there is a seven year agricultural
cycle, concluding with the Sabbatical year; when the Holy Temple stood
in Jerusalem, on years one, two, four and five of this cycle, farmers
were required to separate a 10th of their produce and eat it in Jerusa-
lem; and
WHEREAS, This tithe is called Maaser Sheni, the Second Tithe, because
it is in addition to the (two percent which must be given to the Kohain,
and the) 10 percent which is given to the Levite; and
WHEREAS, On the third and sixth years of the cycle, instead of the
owners eating the Maaser Sheni in Jerusalem, they gave this second tithe
to the poor, who were permitted to consume it wherever they wished; and
WHEREAS, It takes approximately four months for the rains of the new
year to saturate the soil and trees, and produce fruit; on the Sabbat-
ical year, no tithes are separated and all produce which grows during
this year is ownerless and free for anyone to take; and
WHEREAS, It was therefore of vital importance to ascertain when the
new year started for produce; Rabbis established that a fruit which
blossomed before the 15th of Shevat is produce of the previous year; if
it blossomed afterwards, it is produce of the new year; and
WHEREAS, By comparison, grains, vegetables, and legumes have the same
New Year as humans, the 1st of Tishrei; this is because in the Mediter-
ranean region, the rainy season begins with the festival of Sukkot; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when customs of
such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they
should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu b'Shevat, the New Year for Trees, to
be observed on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3541

Commemorating the history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the history and accomplishments of
Repertorio Espanol

WHEREAS, The arts, in whatever form depicted, are central to human
expression; they are truly a universal language and their contribution
to the development of friendship and understanding among all peoples
cannot be underestimated; and
WHEREAS, The history, the heritage, and the lives of the people of all
countries and all cultures are portrayed in their music, dance and
performance; the art and act of sharing them enriches us altogether; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol; and
WHEREAS, Repertorio Espanol was founded in 1968 by producer Gilberto
Zaldivar and Artistic Director Rene Buch to introduce the best of Latin
American, Spanish and Hispanic American theatre in distinctive, quality
productions, and to bring theatre to a broad audience in New York City;
and
WHEREAS, Rene Buch has successfully made his dream a reality and
bridged the gaps among the Hispanic American community through the use
of theatre, opera, and the visual and fine arts; and
WHEREAS, Repertorio Espanol has introduced theatre to a wide variety
of groups in New York City, including seniors, students and Hispanics of
all national backgrounds; and
WHEREAS, Through maintaining a dramatic ensemble for the past 48
years, Repertorio Espanol has attracted many talented veterans and
emerging Hispanic actors, including Ofelia Gonzalez, the first actress
to win an OBIE Award without having performed in English; and
WHEREAS, Repertorio Espanol has continued to show its commitment to
introducing live theatre to generations of New Yorkers from all back-
grounds, and in turn has revived the excitement for the riches of the
Hispanic cultures and heritages; and
WHEREAS, Repertorio Espanol has received a long list of awards for its
exceptional work such as, Best New York Theatre for both 2011 and 2012,
the HOLA Lifetime Achievement Award, and numerous HOLA Awards for
Outstanding Achievement in Dramatic Productions; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor and pay
tribute to those organizations and individuals whose commitment and
creative talents contribute to the entertainment and cultural enrichment
of the citizens of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the history and accomplishments of Repertorio Espanol, and
to commend its 48 years of dedication and commitment to introducing live
theatre, opera, and the visual and fine arts to all generations of
Hispanics, and bridging the gaps between the Hispanic and American
cultures; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Repertorio Espanol.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3540

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19, 2016, as Cesar Chavez Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim May 19, 2016, as Cesar Chavez Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, Our nation is a symbol of democracy, peace, freedom and justice
born out of the many men and women who have fought for and died to
preserve it; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to memorial-
ize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19, 2016, as Cesar Chavez
Day in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Cesar E. Chavez, of humble origins, and of Mexican parentage,
was born in Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, and was raised in the
midst of the farms which many Mexicans tilled and worked for in bringing
agricultural products to our tables; and
WHEREAS, On May 19, 1970, the California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)
reached an understanding to not form or attempt to form any agriculture
worker's union; CRLA recognized that its function was to serve the rural
poor, not as union organizers, advisors, or negotiators, but as a law
firm concerned with legal matters; and
WHEREAS, Therefore, with respect to those class matters involving farm
work employment, including wages and fringe benefits, pesticides,
discrimination against union workers, field conditions, working condi-
tions, farm pollution problems, water, farm labor contractors, green
card and illegal entrant, agriculture employers and agri-business, and
subsidies, CRLA agreed to consult before any action was taken; and
WHEREAS, Five years later, the California Agricultural Labor Relations
Act (CALRA), a landmark statute, enacted by the State of California,
became law on June 5, 1975, establishing collective bargaining for farm
workers in that state; this agreement was reached on May 19, 1975, on a
compromise bill; and
WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez was known for his keen leadership style, his
non-violent stance, and his constant struggle to protect the rights of
farm workers in California and throughout the United States; and
WHEREAS, Between 1952 and 1962, Cesar Chavez worked for the Community
Services Organization; when they refused to organize farm workers in
1962, he left and co-founded the United Farmers Union with Dolores Huer-
ta; the bylaws were approved by the AFL-CIO in 1966; and
WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez represents, for many people, a humble role model
and at the same time, demonstrates powerful convictions; his boycotts of
grapes and other products raised consciousness about the life and strug-
gles of farm workers, their needs and desires for a quality of life and
education; and
WHEREAS, Cesar Chavez's motto, "Si Se Puede" translated "Yes We Can,"
is a reflection of this commitment; and
WHEREAS, Like Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez
believed in and carried out his struggle adhering to the principles of
non-violence; his many acts of protest and, particularly, fasting served
to unify the workers, alert America to the dangers of pesticides and
stimulate the conscience and support of many in our Nation; and
WHEREAS, On May 19, 2011, the United States Navy named a ship in memo-
ry of Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez who served the United
States Navy from 1944-1946, after which he became a leader in the Ameri-
can Labor Movement and co-founded the National Farm Workers Association;
and
WHEREAS, The family of the State of New York commemorates and honors
Cesar Chavez as a champion of democracy and human rights; his legacy
remains in the hearts and minds of many, but not nearly as much as in

the workers and members of the United Farm Workers of America, which he
founded and has, since his death on April 23, 1993, grown from 20,000
members to approximately 27,000 members; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting that New York, with a history rich in campaigns
and battles for civil, labor and human rights, joins in honoring a great
leader -- Cesar E. Chavez; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19, 2016, as Cesar
Chavez Day in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3539

Commending the Armory Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to the community, the State of New York, and the United States

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending the Armory Foundation for its many
years of exemplary service to the community, the State of New York, and
the United States

WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation and its founder, Norbert W. Sander, Jr.,
MD, have made such a contribution to the uptown community, the city and
the State of New York through its programming in athletics and educa-
tion; and
WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to commend the
Armory Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to the commu-
nity, the State of New York, and the United States; and
WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation serves over 125,000 students each year,
providing access to the greatest and most heavily utilized indoor track
in the United States by holding hundreds of competitions, including the
Millrose games, a century old running tradition; its youth jamborees
which touch thousands of the youngest athletes; and educational programs
such as college readiness for New York City's high school students, a
program which has yielded a 95% graduation rate; and
WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation has collaborated with elected officials
to stage the annual "Uptown Games" event, a track and field training
exercise for students of upper Manhattan, an area suffering from an
above average childhood obesity rate, to teach the fun and importance of
exercise and health living, in conjunction with schools in the communi-
ty; and provide ongoing free access for public schools to their state-
of-the-art facility for long-term and continued benefit; and
WHEREAS, The Armory Foundation, and Norbert Sander, Jr., who is the
only New Yorker to win the famed New York City Marathon, have touched
the lives of so many New Yorkers and young athletes across America, and
allowed them to achieve their dreams; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an organ-
ization of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion it is appropriate to publicly proclaim and commend those individ-
uals for the edification and emulation of others; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Armory Foundation for its many years of exemplary service to
the community, the State of New York, and the United States; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Norbert W. Sander, Jr., and the Armory Foundation.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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J3538

Commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 51st Anniversary of the Immi-
gration and Nationality Act of 1965 which was signed into law by Presi-
dent Lyndon B. Johnson on October 3, 1965

WHEREAS, It is the duty of this Legislative Body to recognize and duly
acknowledge the important moments in American life when our great nation
realized the ideals of its founders; and
WHEREAS, On October 3, 1965, a major step was taken when President
Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 at
the Statue of Liberty, which had been introduced by Representative Eman-
uel Celler of New York and Senator Philip Hart of Michigan and passed
both Houses of Congress with bipartisan support; and
WHEREAS, This legislation ended a system of immigration quotas in
place since the 1920s, which had capped immigration from any country to
the United States at two percent of the population born in that country
living in the United States in 1890, allowed only 150,000 immigrants to
enter the United States in any given year, and had come to be widely
viewed as discriminatory, arbitrary, isolationist, and an impediment to
commerce; and
WHEREAS, The doors to pursuing the American Dream have been opened to
more than 30 million New Americans in the intervening decades since
1965, with nearly 90% of all new immigrants coming from Asia, Africa,
and Latin America in 2013 as opposed to only 24.5% in 1960, and New
York's immigrant population is second only to California's as of 2013,
according to the Migration Policy Institute; and
WHEREAS, According to the Migration Policy Institute, the percentage
of foreign-born Americans increased from 4.7% in 1970 to 13.1% in 2013;
more than one in five New Yorkers is foreign-born, and, according to the
History Channel, the United States increased its nonwhite share of its
population from 15% in 1965 to 33% in 2009; and
WHEREAS, The Great State of New York and the United States of America
are made whole and rise to their potential as beacons of freedom in the
world through the diverse heritage of their peoples, and as George Wash-
ington once stated, "I had always hoped that this land might become a
safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of
mankind, to whatever nation they might belong."; and
WHEREAS, Immigrant workers are estimated to contribute $1.6 trillion
(or 11 percent) to US GDP growth every year, according to a report by
the Center for Immigration Studies, and immigrant workers increase
profits to enterprises by more than what is paid to them, creating a
beneficial surplus of capital in the economy; and
WHEREAS, The United States is and always has been a nation of immi-
grants and this is reflected in the numerous immigrant-founded major
companies around the country, such as: Google, AT&T, Yahoo, EBay,
DuPont, Pfizer, Intel, and, according to Forbes, 40% of Fortune 500
companies having been founded by either immigrants or their children;
and
WHEREAS, The fact that almost every person born in the United States
today is descended from immigrants, many of whom sought refuge from
persecution, freedom to achieve the American Dream, and the spirit of
adventure, has made the United States the freest, most prosperous, most
diverse and open society in human history; and
WHEREAS, The central importance of the Immigration and Nationality Act
of 1965 to this story's continuation into modern times is cause for
celebrating the fifty years of openness and pursuit of the Founding
vision that has characterized present-day American immigration; now,
therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 51st Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act
of 1965 which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on
October 3, 1965; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The United State Citizenship and Immigration Services Office
in New York City.

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  • 02 / Feb / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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senate Bill S6452A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to primary elections and the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas

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Jan 27, 2016 print number 6452a
amend (t) and recommit to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Jan 13, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

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S6452 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9108
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; amd §42, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8198, S6204

S6452 - Summary

Relates to primary elections and amends certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; relates to filling vacancies in elective offices; relates to the date of primary elections.

S6452 - Sponsor Memo

S6452 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6452

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER, ADDABBO, COMRIE, DILAN,
  GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PERSAUD, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to primary elections and
  amending certain deadlines to facilitate the  timely  transmission  of
  ballots  to  military  voters  stationed overseas; to amend the public
  officers law, in relation to filling vacancies in elective offices; to
  amend the election law, in relation to date of primary elections;  and
  to  amend chapter 87 of the laws of 2015 relating to the conducting of
  the presidential primary, in relation  to  making  certain  provisions
  permanent

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1-106  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  700  of  the  laws  of 1977, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. All papers required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of  this
chapter  shall, unless otherwise provided, be filed between the hours of
nine A.M. and five P.M. If the last day  for  filing  shall  fall  on  a
Saturday,  Sunday  or  legal holiday, the next business day shall become
the last day for filing. All papers sent by mail in  an  envelope  post-
marked prior to midnight of the last day of filing shall be deemed time-
ly  filed and accepted for filing when received, except THAT ALL CERTIF-
ICATES AND PETITIONS  OF  DESIGNATION  OR  NOMINATION,  CERTIFICATES  OF
ACCEPTANCE  OR  DECLINATION OF SUCH DESIGNATIONS OR NOMINATIONS, CERTIF-
ICATES OF AUTHORIZATION FOR SUCH DESIGNATIONS  OR  NOMINATIONS,  CERTIF-
ICATES OF DISQUALIFICATION, CERTIFICATES OF SUBSTITUTION FOR SUCH DESIG-
NATIONS  OR  NOMINATIONS AND OBJECTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS OF OBJECTIONS
TO SUCH CERTIFICATES AND PETITIONS REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH  THE  STATE
BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  OR A BOARD OF ELECTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF NEW
YORK SHALL BE DEEMED TIMELY FILED AND ACCEPTED FOR  FILING  IF  SENT  BY
MAIL OR OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS
SECTION, AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO BUSINESS DAYS AFTER THE LAST DAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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S6452A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9108
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; amd §42, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A8198, S6204

S6452A - Summary

Relates to primary elections and amends certain deadlines to facilitate the timely transmission of ballots to military voters stationed overseas; relates to filling vacancies in elective offices; relates to the date of primary elections.

S6452A - Sponsor Memo

S6452A - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6452--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS, LATIMER, ADDABBO, COMRIE, DILAN,
  GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PERSAUD, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read  twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on  Veterans,  Homeland  Security  and  Military  Affairs -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to primary  elections  and
  amending  certain  deadlines  to facilitate the timely transmission of
  ballots to military voters stationed overseas and in relation to  date
  of  primary  elections;  and  to  amend  the  public  officers law, in
  relation to filling vacancies in elective offices

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 1-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 700 of the laws  of  1977,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  All papers required to be filed pursuant to the provisions of this
chapter shall, unless otherwise provided, be filed between the hours  of
nine  A.M.  and  five  P.M.  If  the last day for filing shall fall on a
Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the next business  day  shall  become
the  last  day  for filing. All papers sent by mail in an envelope post-
marked prior to midnight of the last day of filing shall be deemed time-
ly filed and accepted for filing when received, except THAT ALL  CERTIF-
ICATES  AND  PETITIONS  OF  DESIGNATION  OR  NOMINATION, CERTIFICATES OF
ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINATION OF SUCH DESIGNATIONS OR  NOMINATIONS,  CERTIF-
ICATES  OF  AUTHORIZATION  FOR SUCH DESIGNATIONS OR NOMINATIONS, CERTIF-
ICATES OF DISQUALIFICATION, CERTIFICATES OF SUBSTITUTION FOR SUCH DESIG-
NATIONS OR NOMINATIONS AND OBJECTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS  OF  OBJECTIONS
TO  SUCH  CERTIFICATES AND PETITIONS REQUIRED TO BE FILED WITH THE STATE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR A BOARD OF ELECTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE  CITY  OF  NEW
YORK  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  TIMELY FILED AND ACCEPTED FOR FILING IF SENT BY
MAIL OR DESIGNATED DELIVERY SERVICE PERMITTED BY  SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF
THIS  SECTION,  IN  AN ENVELOPE POSTMARKED PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT OF THE LAST
DAY OF FILING AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TWO  BUSINESS  DAYS  AFTER  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Following the announcement by the New York State Department of Health that naloxone will be available over-the-counter at CVS pharmacies throughout New York State, co-chairs of the Senate’s Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, Senators George Amedore, Terrence Murphy, and Robert Ortt are calling on Governor Cuomo to create a statewide registry of naloxone distribution, as well as usage and overdose reversals.

ALBANY - Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean), in conjunction with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, has announced a new exam for correction officer trainees.

The new examination for correction officer trainees will be held on April 9, 2016 and the deadline to file to participate will be February 24, 2016. 

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