Bill Text: NY S01567 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the state board of elections to publish the campaign website addresses of candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state comptroller, member of the state senate and member of the state assembly; directs such candidates to provide their campaign website addresses to the state board of elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-09-13 - SIGNED CHAP.307 [S01567 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S01567-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         1567--A
            Cal. No. 314
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 10, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Elections  --  reported
          favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
          ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
          its place in the order of third reading
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to publishing certain
          candidate website information
          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 4-123
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 4-123. Publication of candidate websites.   1. The  state  board  of
     4  elections  shall  publish  on  its  website the campaign website address
     5  designated by any candidate for governor, lieutenant governor,  attorney
     6  general, state comptroller, member of the state senate and member of the
     7  state  assembly  on  the  ballot at the next primary, special or general
     8  election, except as provided in subdivision two of  this  section.  Such
     9  candidate  may notify the state board of elections of his or her website
    10  address on such candidate's petition cover sheet or in a separate  writ-
    11  ing  signed  by  the  candidate.  Any  candidate  who does not provide a
    12  website address shall be listed as having not provided a website address
    13  for publication.
    14    2. The state board of elections shall not publish any website  address
    15  found  to be unrelated to a candidacy for public office.  Such denial to
    16  publish a website address shall be reviewed only in a special proceeding
    17  brought by the candidate pursuant to article seventy-eight of the  civil
    18  practice law and rules.
    19    3.  The state board of elections shall prominently display the follow-
    20  ing disclaimer with relation to the list of candidate website addresses:
    21  "The website addresses published here are designated by  the  candidate.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01179-03-7

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     1  The  state  board  of  elections is not responsible for and expresses no
     2  opinion as to the content of candidate websites."
     3    §  2.  The  state  board  of elections shall, within six months of the
     4  effective date of this act, promulgate rules or regulations to implement
     5  the provisions of this act which shall include the time  of  publication
     6  and  the  format  for  publication  of the list of website addresses and
     7  objective criteria for making a determination  that  a  website  is  not
     8  related to a candidacy for public office.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of December next succeed-
    10  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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