Bill Text: NY A00112 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to indicating the placement of ballot proposals.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-5)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-18 - substituted by s3145 [A00112 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00112-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                                Cal. No. 123
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BUCHWALD, SANTABARBARA, PAULIN, NIOU, GALEF,
          by -- M. of A. COOK, LUPARDO, B. MILLER, M. L. MILLER, SIMON,  THIELE,
          WRIGHT  --  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law --
          reported from committee, advanced to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to ballot proposals
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 7-110 of the election law, as  amended  by  chapter
     2  647 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  7-110.  Ballots;  form for ballot proposals. Ballot proposals shall
     4  appear on the voting machine or ballot in a  separate  section.  At  the
     5  left of, or below or above, each proposal shall appear two voting levers
     6  or  two  voting squares, each at least one-half inch square. Next to the
     7  first lever or square shall be printed the word "Yes," and next  to  the
     8  second  lever  or  square  shall be printed the word "No." The proposals
     9  shall be numbered consecutively on the voting  machine  or  ballot.  The
    10  number  of  each proposal shall appear in front of its designation as an
    11  amendment, proposition or question in the  following  form:    "Proposal
    12  one,  an amendment; proposal two, a proposition; proposal three, a ques-
    13  tion".  If the ballot proposal section appears on the ballot face  oppo-
    14  site  the  candidates,  a ballot instruction in a format provided by the
    15  state board of elections, which may include a graphic arrow, shall indi-
    16  cate the ballot is two-sided.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on  the  fifteenth  of  December  next
    18  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.