A08622 Summary:

COSPNSRBuchwald, Simon, Miller, Dinowitz, Jaffee, Graf, Zebrowski, Magnarelli, Steck, Thiele, Peoples-Stokes, Pichardo, Rivera, Abinanti, McDonald, Woerner, Mosley, Rosenthal, Benedetto, Cahill, Corwin, Friend
MLTSPNSRCook, DenDekker, Farrell, Glick, Magee, Montesano, Nolan, Pretlow, Ramos, Skartados
Amd 6-128 & 6-138, El L
Prohibits the change of name of any independent body making nominations.
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A08622 Actions:

12/16/2015referred to election law
01/06/2016referred to election law
06/02/2016reported referred to rules
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A08622 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    December 16, 2015
        Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, BUCHWALD -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  prohibiting  the  name
          change of any independent body making nominations
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of  section  6-128  of  the
     2  election law is amended to read as follows:
     3    (a)  The  name  of the party filing the nominations which shall not be
     4  altered or modified once submitted.
     5    § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  6-138  of  the  election
     6  law,  as  amended by chapter 306 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read
     7  as follows:
     8    a. The name selected for the independent body  making  the  nomination
     9  shall be in English characters and shall not include the name or part of
    10  the  name  or an abbreviation of the name or part of the name, nor shall
    11  the emblem or name be of such a configuration as to create the possibil-
    12  ity of confusion with the emblem or name of a then  existing  party,  or
    13  the emblem or name of an independent body selected by a previously filed
    14  independent  nominating petition for the same office. Such name selected
    15  for such independent body shall continuously remain  the  name  of  such
    16  party as defined in subdivision three of section 1-104 of this chapter.
    17    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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