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File #: Int 0848-2015    Version: Name: Requiring the board of elections to send voting histories to voters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 6/26/2015
Enactment date: 5/30/2017 Law number: 2017/088
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to sending voting histories to voters
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Chaim M. Deutsch, Jumaane D. Williams, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Ben Kallos, Deborah L. Rose, Inez D. Barron, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Campaign Finance Board to include a copy of each recipient’s recent voter history with the Voter Guide mailed to them every four years.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 848-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 848, 4. Int. No. 848 - 6/26/15, 5. Committee Report 2/29/16, 6. Hearing Testimony 2/29/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 2/29/16, 8. Proposed Int. No. 848-A - 5/30/17, 9. Committee Report 5/23/17, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/23/17, 11. May 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 12. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-24-17, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Int. No. 848-A (FINAL), 17. Local Law 88, 18. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 10, 2017 held on May 24, 2017, 19. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 24, 2017, 20. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of May 24, 2017 held on June 6, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/2/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/30/2017ARitchie J. Torres Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/24/2017ARitchie J. Torres City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/23/2017ARitchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/29/2016*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/29/2016*Ritchie J. Torres Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 848-A

 

By Council Members Torres, Rodriguez, Rosenthal, Deutsch, Williams, Espinal, Kallos, Rose, Barron and Ulrich

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to sending voting histories to voters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraphs 3 and 4 of subdivision a of section 1053 of the New York city charter, as designated and amended by local law number 170 for the year 2016, are amended, and a new paragraph 5 is added to such subdivision,  to read as follows:

3.  information on each candidate, including but not limited to name, party affiliation, present and previous public offices held, present occupation and employer, prior employment and other public service experience, educational background, a listing of major organizational affiliations and endorsements, and a concise statement by each candidate of his or her principles, platform or views; [and]

4.  where there is a ballot proposal or referendum, concise statements explaining such proposal or referendum and an abstract of each such proposal or referendum; and

5. For a voter guide mailed in connection with the citywide primary and general elections held every four years, such voter guide shall include for each registered voter a list of the primary and general elections held over the previous four calendar years for which, according to the records of the board of elections, such voter was registered to vote and whether such voter voted in each such election. Such information may be printed separately from such voter guide, provided that it is included with the mailing of such voter guide.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2018.

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LS 3343/2014

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