senate Bill S4168

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that local boards of elections canvass patients at V.A. extended care centers in order to properly provide absentee ballots where necessary

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Mar 22, 2011 referred to elections

S4168 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-404, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3227

S4168 - Summary

Provides that local boards of elections canvas patients at V.A. extended care centers in order to properly provide absentee ballots where necessary.

S4168 - Sponsor Memo

S4168 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4168

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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  ballots  for
  patients or inmates of Veteran Administration medical facilities

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

  Section 1. Section 8-404 of the election law, the opening paragraph of
subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 359 of the laws of  1989  and  para-
graph  (b)  of  subdivision  1  as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of
1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S 8-404. Absentee voting; hospitalized veterans,  special  provisions.
1. UNITED STATES VETERANS' (V.A.) MEDICAL FACILITIES USUALLY ARE CLASSI-
FIED  AS  MEDICAL CENTERS FOR ACUTE-CARE FACILITIES AND AS EXTENDED CARE
CENTERS FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES. After entering upon the registra-
tion records, the application for registration of an inmate  or  patient
of a [veterans' administration hospital] V.A. EXTENDED CARE CENTER as to
whom  the  medical  superintendent  or medical head of such hospital has
attested that he OR SHE expects that he OR SHE will  not  be  discharged
prior to the day following the next general or special village, primary,
special,  general  or  New  York city community school board district or
city of Buffalo school district election, and the application for regis-
tration by the spouse, parent or child of such inmate or patient, accom-
panying or being with him or her, if a qualified voter and a resident of
the same election district, the  board  of  elections,  without  further
investigation  and  without  further application by the applicant, shall
send to him at such hospital an absentee ballot and shall record in  the
signature  column on the back of his OR HER permanent personal registra-
tion poll record that such ballot has been sent.
  (a) Any voter who is duly registered and  whose  registration  records
are  marked  "Hospitalized Veteran" or "Hospitalized Veteran's Relative"
need not thereafter make application for an absentee ballot. Sixty  days

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03145-01-1

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