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Sept. 13 primary settled

  The Senate will agree with the Assembly to change this year’s legislative primaries to Sept. 13, avoiding the 9/11 anniversary, Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) said Tuesday.

   The primary traditionally is on the second Tuesday in September. This year, that would mean holding votes on Sept. 11. Skelos said he agreed to the change at the request of New York City firefighters and police. The Senate passed the bill late Tuesday.

  The Assembly, last week, called for moving the date, and is expected to soon follow the Senate.

  The Legislature took the same action in 2007.

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