senate Bill S4911

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the reference to "inmate" when referring to residents of veteran's administration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jun 24, 2011 committed to rules
Jun 13, 2011 advanced to third reading
Jun 07, 2011 2nd report cal.
Jun 06, 2011 1st report cal.1028
Apr 29, 2011 referred to elections


S4911 - Details

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Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
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S4911 - Summary

Eliminates the reference to "inmate" when referring to residents of veteran's administration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting.

S4911 - Sponsor Memo

S4911 - 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

                             April 29, 2011

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, CARLUCCI, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to eliminating the refer-
  ence to "inmate" when referring to  residents  of  veteran's  adminis-
  tration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting


  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 5 and 8 of section 5-215  of  the  election
law,  subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 90 of the laws of 1991, subdi-
vision 8 as added by chapter 347 of the laws of 1982, and  such  section
as renumbered by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as
  1.  The board of elections in the county in which a veterans' hospital
is located shall appoint a board of registration which shall attend each
veterans' hospital between the hours of nine o'clock in the morning  and
five  o'clock in the evening on the seventh Thursday before each general
election and, in the event that it be necessary for  the  completion  of
its  duties,  on  the seventh Friday before such election except that if
any of the religious holidays of  Yom  Kippur,  Rosh  Hashanah,  Simchas
Torah,  Shmini  Atzereth or Succoth shall fall on such days, such regis-
tration shall be held on the next regular business day  which  does  not
fall on any of such religious holidays, and shall receive from [inmates]
RESIDENTS  or  patients therein, or their spouses, parents and children,
the applications of such of them as  desire  and  are  qualified  to  be
registered by absentee registration.
  5.  If  a Veterans' Administration Hospital in which any veteran enti-
tled to vote in this state is [an inmate]  A  RESIDENT  or  patient,  is
located  outside  the  State of New York, an application for an absentee
ballot signed by such veteran or his OR  HER  spouse,  parent  or  child
accompanying  or being with him OR HER, if a qualified voter and a resi-

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


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