senate Bill S1403

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to lever voting machines

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Jan 14, 2013 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

S1403 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1230
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง15-114, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A8088

S1403 - Bill Texts

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Relates to lever voting machines.

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BILL NUMBER:S1403

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to lever
voting machines; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
the expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide a domestic abuse
toll-free hotline for teens and require all New York State high
schools to hold an assembly addressing the dangers of domestic
violence and providing information for the toll-free hotline.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 459-h of the social services law is renumbered section 459-1,
and a new section, 459-h, is added which would establish a toll-free
domestic abuse hotline for teens. The education law is amended by
adding a new section 3235, which would establish a mandatory domestic
abuse assembly.

JUSTIFICATION: Violence in adolescent relationships is a growing
problem in society, and may result in long term trauma for the
victims. The years during adolescence are the time when patterns of
abuse develop, violence in dating relationships may be a precursor for
abuse in adult relationships. Teens must be educated about the dangers
of domestic violence during these formative years.

A recent report on youth domestic violence indicated that one in five
or 30,000 teenage girls in New York City are victims of dating
violence. Another study has shown that nearly 251 of female students
have been victims of forced sexual intercourse by grade 12. A large
scale survey of the college population has also shown that one in four
women have been victims of rape or attempted rape. In New York City
alone there has been a 701 increase in adolescent calls to the City's
Domestic Violence Hotline since 1998.

Abuse is not only a physical assault on the victim, many adolescents
are victims of verbal abuse by their partner as well. Studies show
that nearly half of all adolescent girls report verbal abuse in their
relationship. Proper education must be implemented to address the many
forms and dangers of domestic violence. Adolescents must also be
educated about the many avenues they may take for assistance in their
abusive relationship.

This legislation will provide adolescents with a toll-free hotline,
which would be available 24 hours a day to assist victims or potential
victims of teen domestic abuse. Additionally, an assembly addressing
the dangers of domestic violence would be required in each high school
across the state, The assembly would also supply the students with the
toll-free number of the domestic abuse hotline for teens.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2004:8.10029 - Referred to Children and Families
2005-06:A.926 - Referred to Children and Families
2007-08:A.3768 - Referred to Children and Families
2009-10:8.7630-A - Held in Children and Families
2011-12:5.983 - Died in Committee


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Unknown.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided,
however, that section two of this act shall apply to any school year
commencing at least thirty days after such effective date.

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

                                  1403

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MONTGOMERY  -- 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 lever voting machines

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 15-114 of the election law is
renumbered subdivision 3 and a new subdivision 2 is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  LEVER  VOTING  MACHINES  SHALL  REMAIN LOCKED AGAINST VOTING FOR A
PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS OR UNTIL FIFTEEN DAYS BEFORE THE NEXT ELECTION, IF
SUCH MACHINES ARE NEEDED FOR USE AT SUCH NEXT ELECTION. PROVIDED HOWEVER
THAT A MACHINE MAY BE UNLOCKED IF A DISCREPANCY DISCOVERED IN THE RECAN-
VASS OF VOTING MACHINES REQUIRED BY THIS CHAPTER MAKES IT  NECESSARY  TO
EXAMINE  THE  MACHINE  TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS MALFUNCTIONED AND PROVIDED
FURTHER THAT A MACHINE MAY BE OPENED AND ALL THE DATA AND FIGURES THERE-
IN EXAMINED UPON THE ORDER OF ANY COURT OR JUDGE OF COMPETENT  JURISDIC-
TION.
  S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
the amendments to section 15-114 of the election law made by section one
of this act shall not affect the expiration of such section and shall be
deemed to expire therewith.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03584-02-3

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