senate Bill S6742

Relates to the retention of poll books

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 05 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 24 / Mar / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.325
  • 25 / Mar / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 26 / Mar / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / May / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A8340

Summary

Relates to the preservation of ballots and records of voting machines; provides that lists of registered voters shall be maintained for two years.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8340
Versions:
S6742
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3-220, El L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6742

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the
retention of poll books

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

To synchronize the retention of poll books with that of other
election-related materials.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 3-220 of the election law is amended to reduce the time that
county boards of elections must retain poll books from four years to
two years

JUSTIFICATION:

This legislation, as supported by the New York State Board of
Elections, would change the election law to be consistent with the
rules relating to the retention of other election-related documents.
This reduction in retention time of poll books would save counties
thousands of dollars for the storage of these records in secure,
environmentally suited storage.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Financial savings to county boards of elections.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6742

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- 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 the retention  of  poll
  books

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 6 of section 3-220  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  163  of  the  laws  of 1994, is amended to read as
follows:
  6. All petitions, certificates, objections or papers filed or deposit-
ed with a board or officer before an election or primary and relating to
designations or  nominations,  and  all  registers,  books,  statements,
returns  or papers so filed or deposited after registration, enrollment,
election or primary at which they were used or to which they relate, not
including, however, the voted, unused, protested, void or  wholly  blank
ballots,  shall  be  preserved by such board or officer for at least two
years after the receipt thereof  and  until  the  determination  of  any
action  or  proceeding touching the same or in which they are ordered to
be preserved pending the action or proceeding and at the  expiration  of
such  time  they  may  be  either destroyed or sold. Lists of registered
voters with computer generated facsimile  signatures  used  in  lieu  of
registration  poll  records at any election shall be preserved until the
end of the  [fourth]  SECOND  calendar  year  after  the  year  of  such
election.  In all jurisdictions, the original statements of results made
by the state board of canvassers or a county or city board of canvassers
and any original record specifying the name of a person declared to have
been elected to a public office shall not be destroyed or sold but shall
be preserved, as part of the records of such  board  or  officer,  until
otherwise provided by law.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13047-02-3

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