BILL NO A04407 SAME AS No Same as SPONSOR Cusick COSPNSR MLTSPNSR Amd S6-134, El L Relates to the formatting of petition volumes; sets forth requirements for the formatting of petition volumes and requires cover sheets to be provided.Go to top
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4407 2015-2016 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 30, 2015 ___________ 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 the formatting of peti- tion volumes The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Section 6-134 of the election law is amended by adding a 2 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 3 2-a. The sheets of a petition volume shall be numbered sequentially at 4 the foot of each sheet. Petition sheets shall be securely fastened 5 together in one or more volumes. Any petition containing ten or more 6 sheets shall be accompanied by a cover sheet. A cover sheet shall be 7 filed for each candidate and shall accurately and correctly state the 8 following information: 9 (a) The name and complete residence address of each candidate; 10 (b) The political party or independent body, office or position and 11 district number (where appropriate) for which each designation or nomi- 12 nation is being made; 13 (c) The total number of volumes comprising the petition for each 14 candidate; 15 (d) The identification numbers (issued pursuant to 9 NYCRR § 6215.3 or 16 its successor provisions) of the petition volumes comprising the peti- 17 tion; 18 (e) The statement (if correct) that the petition contains the number, 19 or in excess of the number of signatures required by this chapter or 20 other applicable lawful provision. 21 The information contained on the cover sheet must be accurate and 22 correct and shall match the information contained on the petition sheets 23 for each candidate. When one or more candidates are designated or nomi- 24 nated on the same petition volumes, the candidates may be grouped 25 together on a cover sheet so that the number of volumes and their iden- EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08029-01-5A. 4407 2 1 tification numbers do not have to be repeated. The provisions of this 2 subdivision shall be strictly construed, consistent with the need to 3 have accurate and correct information stated on the cover sheet for 4 prevention of fraud and/or confusion. 5 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.