assembly Bill A9956

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Directs the Queens county board of elections to provide language assistance in Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi

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Apr 26, 2012 referred to election law

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A9956 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7402
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3-508, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A1005, S625
2015-2016: A3074, S6772
2017-2018: A5506, S3869
2019-2020: A4202, S2789
2021-2022: S3441

A9956 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the Queens county board of elections to provide language assistance in Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi.

A9956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9956

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to directing the Queens
  county board of elections to provide language assistance  in  Bengali,
  Punjabi and Hindi

  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  3-508
to read as follows:
  S  3-508. QUEENS COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS; VOTING MATERIALS IN BENGA-
LI, PUNJABI AND HINDI.  THE  QUEENS  COUNTY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
PROVIDE  WRITTEN  LANGUAGE  ASSISTANCE IN THE BENGALI, PUNJABI AND HINDI
LANGUAGES PURSUANT TO SECTION TWO HUNDRED THREE OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
OF NINETEEN HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE  (42  U.S.C.  1973AA-1A).  SUCH  LANGUAGE
ASSISTANCE  SHALL  INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, BALLOTS, SIGNS, VOTER
MAILINGS, EMPLOYEE AND VOLUNTEER TRAINING MATERIALS AND  INFORMATION  ON
SUCH BOARD'S WEBSITE. IT SHALL ALSO PRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE COUNTYWIDE A
BOOKLET  THAT  INCLUDES:  (A)  A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM IN ENGLISH WITH
INSTRUCTIONS IN BENGALI, PUNJABI AND HINDI; (B) INSTRUCTIONS IN BENGALI,
PUNJABI AND HINDI REGARDING THE CRITERIA  AND  APPLICATION  PROCESS  FOR
OBTAINING  AN  ABSENTEE  BALLOT;  AND  (C)  A SECTION WITH GENERAL VOTER
INFORMATION IN BENGALI, PUNJABI AND  HINDI  INCLUDING  FREQUENTLY  ASKED
QUESTIONS.  SUCH BOARD MAY INCLUDE OTHER LANGUAGES ON ITS WEBSITE AND IN
SUCH BOOKLET.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment  and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the imple-
mentation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on
or before such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15330-02-2