Bill Text: NY A06093 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections; increases number on county committee.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-28 - referred to election law [A06093 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06093-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 28, 2019
        Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to increasing the number
          of registrants an election district may contain with the  approval  of
          the county board of elections; authorizes increase of county committee
          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  3  of  section  4-100  of  the
     2  election  law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
     5  partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
     6  five  thousand  or  more inhabitants and is wholly within one town, or a
     7  county legislative,  assembly,  senatorial  or  congressional  district.
     8  Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
     9  boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
    10  boundaries of those political subdivisions mentioned in this  paragraph,
    11  must  be  streets,  rivers, railroad lines or other permanent character-
    12  istics of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person  without
    13  the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
    14  shall  contain  not  more than nine hundred fifty registrants (excluding
    15  registrants in inactive status) or, with  the  approval  of  the  county
    16  board  of  elections,  not more than [eleven hundred fifty] two thousand
    17  registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
    18  district may be divided for the convenience of the voters.
    19    § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2-104 of the election law, as amended by
    20  chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
    21    1. The county committee of each party  shall  be  constituted  by  the
    22  election  in  each  election district within such county of at least two
    23  members and of such additional members[, not in excess of two,]  as  the
    24  rules  of  the  county  committee  of the party within the county or the
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 6093                             2
     1  statement filed pursuant hereto may provide for such  district,  propor-
     2  tional  to  the  party  vote  in  the  district for governor at the last
     3  preceding gubernatorial election, or in  case  the  boundaries  of  such
     4  district  have been changed or a new district has been created since the
     5  last preceding gubernatorial election, proportional to  the  party  vote
     6  cast  for  member  of assembly or in the event there was no election for
     7  member of assembly, then proportional to the number of  enrolled  voters
     8  of  such  party  in  such  district  on the list of enrolled voters last
     9  published by the  board  of  elections,  excluding  voters  in  inactive
    10  status.  In  a county in which no additional members are provided for by
    11  the rules of the county committee or the statement filed pursuant hereto
    12  the voting power of each member shall be in  proportion  to  such  party
    13  vote  or,  if  the  election  district  which such member represents was
    14  created or changed since the  last  election  for  member  of  assembly,
    15  proportional  to  such party enrollment. In a county in which additional
    16  members are so provided for, on the basis of the party vote  or  enroll-
    17  ment  in  election  districts within such county, each member shall have
    18  one vote. Each member of a county committee shall be an  enrolled  voter
    19  of the party residing in the county and the assembly district from which
    20  or  in  the  assembly district containing the election district in which
    21  such member is elected except that a member of a county  committee  who,
    22  as  a  result  of  an  alteration  of assembly district lines, no longer
    23  resides within such assembly district may  continue  to  serve  for  the
    24  balance of the term to which he was elected.
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.