senate Bill S1557

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the requirements in absentee ballot applications for village elections to conform to state board of election absentee ballot requirements

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 05, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jun 06, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections


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S1557 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §15-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3251B, A4232C

S1557 - Summary

Provides for the requirements in absentee ballot applications for village elections to conform to state board of election absentee ballot requirements.

S1557 - Sponsor Memo

S1557 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011

  PERKINS,  STAVISKY -- 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  absentee  voting  at
  village elections


  Section 1. Section 15-120 of the election law, paragraph (b) of subdi-
vision 1 and subdivision 8 as amended by chapter  373  of  the  laws  of
1978,  subdivision  2  as  amended  by  chapter 279 of the laws of 1983,
subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 333 of the laws  of  1983,  subdivi-
sions  4 and 5 as amended by chapter 84 of the laws of 1986 and subdivi-
sion 6 as amended by chapter 216 of the laws of 1982, is amended to read
as follows:
  S 15-120. Absentee voting at village elections. 1. A qualified  [elec-
tor] VOTER of a village may vote as an absentee voter under this section
if  during  all  the  hours of voting on the day of a general or special
village election he OR SHE will be:
  [(a) Unavoidably absent from the county  in  which  his  residence  is
located because:
  i. he is a member of the armed forces of the United States of America;
  ii. he is a student matriculated at an institution of learning located
outside such county; or
  iii. he is a patient at a veterans administration hospital; or
  iv.  his  duties,  occupation or business require him to be so absent,
provided, however, such absence is not caused by the fact that his regu-
lar and daily place of business is located outside of said county.
  (b) Absent from the county in which his residence is  located  because
he is on vacation outside said county.

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


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