senate Bill S1556

Enacts the "early voting act"

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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Enacts the "early voting act"; provides to any person early voting for a candidate for public office in a general, primary or special election for any public or party office by paper ballot to take place no sooner than fourteen business days and up to and including the day prior to such election; provides that such voting shall take place at such person's county board of elections; requires availability and access to ballots for persons with disabilities.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A293
Versions:
S1556
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 8 Title VI §§8-600 & 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S3250, A3315A

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1556

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to
marijuana themed candy

PURPOSE: To provide that no candy or confection shall be sold in this
state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the
flavor of marijuana.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 399-j to the General Business
Law to prohibit the manufacturing and/or sale of candy or confection
which is packaged or shaped to resemble marijuana or marijuana products
or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.

JUSTIFICATION: Pot themed candy irresponsibly promotes illegal drug
culture to children. This legislation would prohibit the manufacturing
purchase and sale of marijuana-flavored candy in the state, with a
penalty of up to a S1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.3145; 2009-10 S.1682; 2007-08, S.816;
2005-06, S.4100.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1556

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  enacting  the  "early
  voting act"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "early voting act".
  S  2. Article 8 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 6
to read as follows:
                                TITLE VI
                              EARLY VOTING
SECTION 8-600. EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES.
        8-602. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS  AND  DUTIES  FOR  EARLY
                 VOTING.
  S 8-600. EARLY  VOTING PROCEDURES. 1. NO SOONER THAN FOURTEEN BUSINESS
DAYS AND UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DAY PRIOR TO ANY  GENERAL,  PRIMARY  OR
SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ANY PUBLIC OR PARTY OFFICE, PERSONS DULY REGISTERED
TO  VOTE  FOR  CANDIDATES FOR SUCH OFFICE MAY VOTE BY PAPER BALLOT FOR A
CANDIDATE FOR SUCH OFFICE, AND SUCH EARLY  VOTING  PRACTICE  SHALL  TAKE
PLACE  AT  SUCH  PERSON'S  COUNTY  BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR AN ALTERNATIVE
LOCATION OR LOCATIONS AS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED BY AND  THROUGH  A  COUNTY
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS UNDER THE POWERS GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION ON
OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. SUCH VOTING PROCEDURE SHALL BE MONITORED AND  ADMINISTERED  BY  TWO
DULY  DESIGNATED  PERSONS, ONE FROM EACH MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY, AND SUCH
VOTING SHALL FOLLOW AND CONFORM TO ALL OTHER  PROCEDURES,  MEASURES  AND
REQUIREMENTS  OF CASTING A VOTE BY A VOTING MACHINE AS PRESCRIBED PURSU-
ANT TO THIS CHAPTER. ALL VOTES CAST WITHIN THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD SHALL
BE COUNTED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE POLLS CLOSING ON ELECTION DAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01241-01-1

S. 1556                             2

AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS PRESCRIBED IN ARTICLE NINE  OF  THIS  CHAPTER.
THE  RESULTS  OR  TABULATION OF VOTES CAST DURING AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD
SHALL NOT BE MADE BEFORE THE CLOSE OF ALL POLLING PLACES ON ELECTION DAY
AND RESULTS SHALL BE REPORTED BY PRECINCT.  BALLOTS USED IN EARLY VOTING
SHALL  BE,  AS  NEARLY  AS  PRACTICABLE,  THE SAME FORM AS THOSE USED ON
ELECTION DAY.  BALLOTS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE  AND  ACCESSIBLE  TO  ANY
PERSON  WITH  DISABILITIES WHO WANT TO EXERCISE HIS OR HER RIGHT TO VOTE
EARLY.
  S 8-602. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS AND DUTIES FOR EARLY VOTING.
ANY  RULE  OR  REGULATION  NECESSARY  FOR  THE  IMPLEMENTATION  OF   THE
PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  TITLE  SHALL  BE PROMULGATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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