Bill Text: NY A02570 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the number of signatures for designating petitions for 2019; provides such shall be reduced by one-quarter, rounded down to the nearest whole number.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-02-20 - signed chap.17 [A02570 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02570-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. JONES, WOERNER -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the  number  of  signa-
          tures for designating petitions in the year 2019
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 6-136 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
     3    4. Except for the city of New York and notwithstanding subdivision two
     4  of this section, for designations made by petition in the year two thou-
     5  sand  nineteen,  the  signature requirement numbers stated in paragraphs
     6  (a) through (l) of subdivision two of this section shall be  reduced  by
     7  one-quarter, rounded down to the nearest whole number.
     8    §  2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire December
     9  31, 2019 when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be  deemed
    10  repealed.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.