senate Bill S543

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes full-time college students to act as election inspectors and poll clerks in the election district where their colleges are located

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 05, 2011 referred to elections

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S543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4547
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง3-400, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1837B, A11667

S543 - Summary

Authorizes, under certain circumstances, full-time college and university students to act as election inspectors and poll clerks in the election district where their college or university is located.

S543 - Sponsor Memo

S543 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   543

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN,  KRUEGER, SAMPSON, SMITH, 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 the appointment of
  college and university students as election inspectors

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

  Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
  6-A. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF  SUBDIVISION  SIX  OF  THIS
SECTION, ANY PERSON WHO IS A FULL-TIME COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY STUDENT MAY
BE CERTIFIED AND ACT AS AN ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN THE COUN-
TY  IN  WHICH  SUCH  PERSON'S  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY IS LOCATED, OR, IF
LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THEN SUCH PERSON MAY BE  SO  CERTI-
FIED IN ANY COUNTY THEREIN, PROVIDED HE OR SHE:
  (1) IS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN THIS STATE;
  (2) HOLDS NO ELECTIVE OFFICE;
  (3)  IS  NOT  A CANDIDATE FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE TO BE VOTED FOR BY THE
VOTERS OF THE DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS TO SERVE, AND  IS  NOT  THE
SPOUSE, PARENT OR CHILD OF SUCH A CANDIDATE; AND
  (4)  IS ABLE TO SPEAK AND READ THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND WRITE IT LEGI-
BLY.
  (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM  "FULL-TIME"  SHALL
MEAN  ANY  MATRICULATED STUDENT ENROLLED IN AT LEAST TWELVE CREDIT HOURS
PER SEMESTER AT A COLLEGE, AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION  SIX
HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, LOCATED IN THIS STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04314-01-1

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