senate Bill S3285

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (10)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2014 committed to rules
Feb 26, 2014 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2014 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2014 1st report cal.153
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jun 21, 2013 committed to rules
Apr 24, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 23, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 22, 2013 1st report cal.369
Jan 31, 2013 referred to elections


S3285 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-100, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7466, A10434

S3285 - Summary

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections.

S3285 - Sponsor Memo

S3285 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  O'MARA, LARKIN -- 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 increasing  the  number
  of  registrants  an election district may contain with the approval of
  the county board of elections


  Section  1.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision  3  of section 4-100 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is  amended
to read as follows:
  a.  Each  election  district  shall  be in compact form and may not be
partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
five thousand or more inhabitants and is wholly within one  town,  or  a
county  legislative,  assembly,  senatorial  or  congressional district.
Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
boundaries, other than those boundaries which are coterminous  with  the
boundaries  of those political subdivisions mentioned in this paragraph,
must be streets, rivers, railroad lines or  other  permanent  character-
istics  of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person without
the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
shall contain not more than nine hundred  fifty  registrants  (excluding
registrants  in  inactive  status)  or,  with the approval of the county
board of elections, not more than [eleven hundred fifty] THREE  THOUSAND
registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
district may be divided for the convenience of the voters.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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