Bill Text: NY A05482 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to party nominations for candidates by county party committees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 5-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-12 - referred to election law [A05482 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05482-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 12, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Election Law
        AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to party nominations for
          candidates for county office
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 6-109
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 6-109. Party nominations; counties. 1. Party designation of a candi-
     4  date for nomination for any office to be filled by  the  voters  of  the
     5  entire  county shall be made by the county committee, if the party rules
     6  of such county so provide.
     7    2. The county committee shall make such designation by majority  vote.
     8  The  person  receiving the majority vote shall be the party's designated
     9  candidate for nomination. Upon  the  vote  for  such  designation,  each
    10  member  of  the  county  committee shall be entitled to cast a number of
    11  votes which shall be in accordance with the ratio which  the  number  of
    12  votes  for the party candidate for governor on the line or column of the
    13  party at the last preceding general state election in the unit of repre-
    14  sentation such member represents bears to the total vote  cast  on  such
    15  line  or  column at such election for such candidate for governor in the
    16  entire county. The apportionment of such votes as so prescribed shall be
    17  determined by the rules of the party.
    18    3. Enrolled members of the party may make other designations by  peti-
    19  tion for a member of the same party.
    20    4.  The meeting of the county committee for the purpose of designating
    21  candidates shall be held not earlier than  twenty-one  days  before  the
    22  first day to sign designating petitions and not later than the first day
    23  to sign designating petitions for the primary election.
    24    5.  Within  four  days  after such meeting, the county committee shall
    25  file with the county board of elections:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (a) the names of the persons who have received the designation of  the
     2  county committee and the offices for which designated; and
     3    (b)  the names of the persons selected by the committee to fill vacan-
     4  cies or a certified copy of the party rule empowering such committee  to
     5  fill vacancies.
     6    6. No person may be designated by a county committee for more than one
     7  office pursuant to the provisions of this section.
     8    7.  Party designation of a candidate for any office contained within a
     9  county shall be designated by the county committee members  representing
    10  the  political  subdivision  of  such office, if the party rules of such
    11  county so provide.
    12    8. A candidate for office from a district which crosses  county  lines
    13  shall  be  designated by the county committee members from such district
    14  if the rules of the county committees of each such county shall  all  so
    15  provide.
    16    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
    17  applicable elections held on or after such date.