Bill Text: NY A07155 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Eliminates run-off elections in primaries; provides that the person who receives the highest percentage of the total votes cast at the primary shall be deemed the winner of the primary.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-10 - referred to election law [A07155 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07155-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          7155
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 10, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the determination of  a
          winner  of  a  primary  election;  and  to repeal section 6-162 of the
          election law, subdivision 5 of section  3-705  and  subdivision  6  of
          section  3-709  of  the  administrative  code  of the city of New York
          relating to run-off primary elections in the city of New York
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  6-160 of the election law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 3 to read as follows:
     3    3. The individual who receives the highest  percentage  of  the  total
     4  votes cast at the primary shall be deemed the winner of the primary.
     5    § 2. Section 6-162 of the election law is REPEALED.
     6    §  3. Subdivision 5 of section 3-705 of the administrative code of the
     7  city of New York is REPEALED.
     8    § 4. Subdivision 6 of section 3-709 of the administrative code of  the
     9  city of New York is REPEALED.
    10    § 5. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11097-01-9
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