Top Democrats in the Assembly today introduced a measure that would permanently move to state’s primary to June, unifying intraparty contests and potentially reigniting another debate with Senate Republicans over how to comply with the federal MOVE Act.

The bill comes a year after New York had three primaries: A presidential, Congressional and state and local contests.

You can read the bill language here.

“Moving New York’s primary date to June is a common-sense solution that not only lifts an unnecessary financial burden off of both local municipalities and taxpayers, it also ensures that more New Yorkers have a chance to participate in the Election Day process,” Speaker Sheldon Silver said in a statement. “As representatives elected by the people of New York we have an obligation to make sure voting is as simple and efficient as possible and this bill helps us achieve that.”

Assembly lawmakers say a unified primary can save up to $50 million if approved.

In 2012, the state Legislature could not agree how to comply with the newly enacted MOVE Act, which requires military and overseas voters receive timely access to absentee ballots.

Republicans across the state had pushed for an August date, arguing that a June primary would make it difficult to collect petitions in the winter.

The inability to reach an agreement resulted in a federal judge setting Congressional primaries to June.

Lawmakers were able to agree on a bill that in 2012 moved the September primary from the 11th to the 13th in order to avoid holding the election on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

For now, it’s unclear what Republicans will push for in 2014.

Should Sen. Lee Zeldin lose his Congressional primary against George Demos, he could ostensibly run again for his current job if the state-level primary remains in September.