senate Bill S1058A

Vetoed By Governor
2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires polling places to be accessible to physically disabled voters

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A584 -


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 17, 2009 tabled
Sep 16, 2009 vetoed memo.60
Sep 04, 2009 delivered to governor
Jul 16, 2009 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.900
substituted for s1058a
Jul 16, 2009 substituted by a584a
ordered to third reading cal.900
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2009 reported and committed to finance
Apr 28, 2009 print number 1058a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 22, 2009 referred to elections

S1058 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A584A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L

S1058 - Summary

Requires each polling place to be accessible to physically disabled voters and provides guidelines which shall be in accordance with the accessibility requirements mandated pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

S1058 - Sponsor Memo

S1058 - Bill Text download pdf

The Bill text is not available.

S1058A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A584A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L

S1058A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each polling place to be accessible to physically disabled voters and provides guidelines which shall be in accordance with the accessibility requirements mandated pursuant to the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

S1058A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1058A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1058--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Elections  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring polling plac-
  es to be accessible to physically disabled voters

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1-a of section 4-104 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 580 of the laws of  1995,  is  amended  and  two  new
subdivisions 1-b and 1-c are added to read as follows:
  1-a.  Each  polling  place  shall  [have  at  least  one entrance that
provides access, by ramp or otherwise, to  physically  disabled  voters,
provided, however, that this requirement may be waived in writing by the
county  board  of elections upon a petition to the board by the legisla-
tive body of the city or town designating such  polling  places  showing
good  and  sufficient  cause. In the city of New York and in counties in
which polling places are designated by the board of elections, the board
shall specify in writing why it has determined  that  it  is  unable  to
comply  with  the provisions of this subdivision. Such petition, waiver,
and written determination, as provided for in this subdivision, shall be
filed in the office of the board and be available for public inspection.
Such a waiver may be granted and filed or such a  written  determination
may  be  filed only where the board of elections determines, with regard
to each specific polling place for which a waiver is sought or a written
determination is to be filed, (1) that an alternative accessible polling
place is not reasonably available in the election district or a  contig-
uous  election  district  and  that  specific efforts were undertaken in
cooperation with persons with disabilities who have contacted the legis-
lative body of the city or town which requested such waiver or the board
of elections which filed such written determination to  locate  such  an

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00578-04-9

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