senate Bill S4481

Relates to amending supplies to be provided at polling sites by the board of elections

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 03 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Relates to supplies to be provided at polling sites by the board of elections.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4603
Versions:
S4481
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง8-108, El L

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BILL NUMBER:S4481

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
supplies to be provided at polling sites by the board of elections

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To ensure that the Board of Elections provides enough pens at each
polling site.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 requires that the Board of Elections provides enough pens at
each Polling site to allow every voter to mark a ballot.

Section 2 contains the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York's current voting system requires that voters use a pen to
mark ballots. Voters do not expect to have to bring their own supplies
to be able to vote. It is the responsibility of the Board of Elections
to ensure that each polling site is prepared with supplies for
Election Day, including an adequate supply of pens.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This bill would take effect immediately.

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

                                  4481

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 3, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. TKACZYK -- 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 supplies to be provided
  at polling sites by the board of elections

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-108
to read as follows:
  S 8-108. SUPPLIES REQUIREMENT. EACH COUNTY BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
SUPPLY  EACH POLLING SITE WITH AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF PERMANENT INK WRIT-
ING IMPLEMENTS SUITABLE FOR MARKING BALLOTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07791-01-3

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