Bill Text: NY A02047 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Prohibits the change of name of any independent body making nominations.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - substituted by s5974a [A02047 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02047-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                    January 22, 2019

        Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, BUCHWALD, SIMON, M. G. MILLER, DINOWITZ,
          FRIEND, STECK, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,  DenDEKK-
          ER,  GLICK,  PRETLOW, RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the name
          change of any independent body making nominations

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.    Paragraph  (a) of subdivision 1 of section 6-128 of the
     2  election law is amended to read as follows:
     3    (a) The name of the party filing the nominations which  shall  not  be
     4  altered or modified once submitted.
     5    §  2.  Paragraph  a  of subdivision 3 of section 6-138 of the election
     6  law, as amended by chapter 306 of the laws of 1992, is amended  to  read
     7  as follows:
     8    a.  The  name  selected for the independent body making the nomination
     9  shall be in English characters and shall not include the name or part of
    10  the name or an abbreviation of the name or part of the name,  nor  shall
    11  the emblem or name be of such a configuration as to create the possibil-
    12  ity  of  confusion  with the emblem or name of a then existing party, or
    13  the emblem or name of an independent body selected by a previously filed
    14  independent nominating petition for the same office. Such name  selected
    15  for  such  independent  body  shall continuously remain the name of such
    16  party as defined in subdivision three of section 1-104 of this chapter.
    17    § 3. Subdivision 4 of section 2-124 of the election law is amended  to
    18  read as follows:

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

        A. 2047--A                          2

     1    4. Emblems and names which have been continuously used by any party or
     2  independent  body  for  the  nomination of candidates for governor [may]
     3  must continue to be used by such party or independent body.
     4    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.