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File #: Res 0329-2018    Version: * Name: Requiring a new party to file a certificate following the election at which the party obtains party status. (A.7404)
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 5/9/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the New York State legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.7404 in relation to requiring a new party to file a certificate following the election at which the party obtains party status.
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 329, 2. A. 7404, 3. Committee Report, 4. Hearing Testimony, 5. Hearing Transcript, 6. May 9, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 7. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-9-18, 8. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 9, 2018
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
5/9/2018*Fernando Cabrera City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Fernando Cabrera City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/9/2018*Fernando Cabrera City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2018*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/3/2018*Fernando Cabrera Committee on Governmental Operations P-C Item Approved by CommPass Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 329

 

Resolution calling upon the New York State legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.7404 in relation to requiring a new party to file a certificate following the election at which the party obtains party status.

 

By Council Members Cabrera and Kallos

 

                     Whereas, After each New York State gubernatorial election, the state Board of Election is required to publish a new voter registration form; and

                     Whereas, The voter registration form must include the parties on the ballot for the next four years; and

                     Whereas, Under current law, there is no deadline provided for the filing of a new party’s name and emblem; and

                     Whereas, Without a deadline, new registration forms are not issued in a timely manner; and

                     Whereas, New York State Assembly Member Galef introduced A.7404, which would set the new party filing deadline to the last day in February after a gubernatorial election; and

                     Whereas, Under the proposed legislation, any late applications would take effect on the last day of January after the next gubernatorial election; and

                     Whereas, The proposed legislation gives new parties four months from the general election to file a new party name and emblem; and

Whereas, Requiring a deadline for new party enrollments would allow voter registration forms to be finalized and issued more quickly and regularly, improving access to voter registration forms, thereby increasing the number of potential voters; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, that the Council of The City of New York calls upon the New York State legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, A.7404 in relation to requiring a new party to file a certificate following the election at which the party obtains party status.

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4/24/2018

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