BILL NO A04002
SAME AS No Same as
COSPNSR Steck, O'Donnell, Lalor, Galef, Skartados, Jaffee, Goodell, Buchwald
MLTSPNSR Barclay, Braunstein, Lopez, Schimminger, Tedisco
Amd S4-108, El L
Relates to the form of proposed constitutional amendments, propositions or
questions; requires form of language to be un-biased.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
January 28, 2015
Introduced by M. of A. FAHY, STECK, O'DONNELL, LALOR, GALEF, SKARTADOS,
JAFFEE, GOODELL, BUCHWALD -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY,
BRAUNSTEIN, LOPEZ, SCHIMMINGER, TEDISCO -- read once and referred to
the Committee on Election Law
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the form of proposed
constitutional amendments, propositions or questions
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 4-108 of the election law, as
2 amended by chapter 136 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as
4 2. The form in which the proposed amendment, proposition or question
5 is to be submitted shall consist of only an abbreviated title indicating
6 generally and briefly, and in a clear [and], coherent and un-biased
7 manner using words with common and every-day meanings, the subject
8 matter of the amendment, proposition or question. If more than one such
9 amendment, proposition or question is to be voted upon at such election,
10 each such amendment, proposition or question respectively shall be sepa-
11 rately and consecutively numbered.
12 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.