senate Bill S1555A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that voter registration forms be made available at federal, state and local government buildings and at other public places

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Mar 24, 2011 print number 1555a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections

Bill Amendments

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S1555 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1062

S1555 - Bill Texts

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Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

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BILL NUMBER:S1555

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to meet-
ings of councils of state-operated institutions

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends section 356 of the education
law, which provides for councils of state-operated colleges and univer-
sities.

Subsection one of the bill amends the law to establish that council
members who do not attend and have not been excused from three of the
four meetings as required by this section shall no longer serve as
members of the council and shall notify the governor in writing of such
vacancy.

Subsection 2-a is added to require that one of the four regular meetings
be conducted during the fail semester at which time the president of the
campus shall report on the state of the college.

Section 4 adds a provision stating that each council may establish
subcommittees which would assist the council with duties outlined in
Section 3 of this bill.

JUSTIFICATION: Under section 356 of the education law each of the
state-operated institutions is supervised locally by a college council
consistent with the rules established by the SUM.' Board of Trustees.

The college councils provide local oversight of the institutions opera-
tion. They are responsible to review and make recommendations regarding
changes in institutional plans, regulations regarding the care and
management of buildings and the conduct of students. This legislation is
intended to encourage members to take a more structured and active role
in the general operation and governance of the respective college
campuses. Many of the college council members bring varied experiences
and resources to the college and can provide insight and guidance from a
local and regional perspective. This legislation supports the expansion
of those efforts and provide a structure to encourage members to use
their expertise and management to the betterment of the college.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 1809; 2009-10 S.1445; 2007-2008, S.3905;
2005-2006, S.7614-A.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1555

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 making  mail  registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of  section  5-210  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) Application forms for  use  pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
furnished  by  a county board of elections to any person requesting such
form. Application forms sent outside of the United States to  a  country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections  shall  also  cause such application forms to be as widely and
freely distributed as possible.  EACH COUNTY BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
MAKE  APPLICATION  FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH DISTRIBUTION TO
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.    SUCH  BUILDINGS  MAY
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO BANKS, POST OFFICES, PUBLIC LIBRARIES,
LOCAL OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSUR-
ANCE OFFICES AND OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-01-1

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S1555A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1062

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

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BILL NUMBER:S1555A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the election law, in relation to making mail registration
forms available in public
buildings and other public places

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide easy access to voter registration forms.

JUSTIFICATION:
All voting application forms should be made easily accessible to the
public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.1062 - Passed Senate; Died in Assembly Election Law.
Returned to Senate and Referred to Elections Committee
2007-08: S.1736 - Referred to Elections
2006: S.6589 - Referred to Elections
2005: S.1102 - Referred to Elections
2003-04: S.1310 - Referred to Elections
2001-02: S.3908 - Referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Each county board of elections shall make application forms available
to the public through distribution to federal, state and local
government buildings.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                 1555--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, KRUEGER, STAVISKY -- 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 making mail registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 5-210 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Application  forms  for  use  pursuant  to  this section shall be
furnished by a county board of elections to any person  requesting  such
form.  Application  forms sent outside of the United States to a country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections shall also cause such application forms to be  as  widely  and
freely  distributed  as possible.   EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL
MAKE APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH  DISTRIBUTION  TO
FEDERAL,  STATE  AND  LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.   SUCH BUILDINGS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO BANKS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, LOCAL OFFICES OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  OFFICES  AND
OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-03-1

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