senate Bill S2252

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 03, 2014 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 15, 2013 referred to elections

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S2252 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2105
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S544, A4742
2009-2010: S1835, A658

S2252 - Summary

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies; no agent may collect more than 15 ballots except with approval of two inspectors representing different political parties.

S2252 - Sponsor Memo

S2252 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2252

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  KLEIN  -- 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  quali-
  fications

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 11 is added to read as follows:
  1.  A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board  of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he or she expects to be[:
  (a)  absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district  in  which he or she is a qualified voter because of illness or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
  (d)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than
a felony, provided that he or she is qualified to vote in  the  election
district  of  his  or  her  residence]  UNABLE  TO VOTE IN PERSON DUE TO
DUTIES, OCCUPATION, BUSINESS, PERSONAL MATTERS OR STUDIES.
  11. NO SINGLE AGENT SHALL COLLECT MORE THAN FIFTEEN ABSENTEE  BALLOTS,
EXCEPT  UPON  APPLICATION  AND  APPROVAL  OF TWO INSPECTORS REPRESENTING
DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02192-01-3

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