senate Bill S3380

Relates to the hours for voting

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Bill Status


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 01 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Relates to the hours for voting in special elections.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1591
Versions:
S3380
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7185, A8606

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3380

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to hours
for voting

PURPOSE: On the occasion that a special election be held on the same
date as a primary election, all poll locations within the political
subdivision of the special election shall be open from six o'clock in
the morning until nine o'clock at night for all voting.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends section 8-100 of the election law, which prescribes
dates of and hours for voting. Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: The current law is inconvenient and confusing to voters
and requires excess expense to the taxpayers to accommodate the incon-
sistency in voting times.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 S.7185 Elections Committee/2011-12 A. 8606
Elections Committee.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  3380

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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 hours for voting

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

  Section  1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of
the election law is designated paragraph (a) and a new paragraph (b)  is
added to read as follows:
  (B)  NOTWITHSTANDING  PARAGRAPH  (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION, IF A SPECIAL
ELECTION IS HELD ON THE SAME  DATE  AS  A  PRIMARY  ELECTION,  ANY  POLL
LOCATED  WITHIN  THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION SHALL
BE OPEN FROM SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING UNTIL NINE O'CLOCK AT NIGHT  FOR
ALL  VOTING, REGARDLESS IF IT IS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION OR THE SPECIAL
ELECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03368-01-3

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