senate Bill S5235A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the Disaster Voting Relief Act of 2014; provides for temporary voting procedures in a state of emergency

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Feb 03, 2014 print number 5235a
amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 14, 2013 referred to elections

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Co-Sponsors

S5235 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7938A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§3-109 & 8-414, amd §§8-302 & 9-209, El L

S5235 - Summary

Enacts the Disaster Voting Relief Act of 2014; provides for temporary voting procedures in a state of emergency.

S5235 - Sponsor Memo

S5235 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5235

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. TKACZYK, STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, SANDERS -- 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 enacting the disaster
  voting relief act of 2013

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

  Section  1.  Short Title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "disaster voting relief act of 2013".
  S 2.  The election law is amended by adding a  new  section  3-109  to
read as follows:
  S 3-109. DISASTER; GOVERNOR MAY SUSPEND OR DELAY VOTING. 1. THE GOVER-
NOR  MAY, UPON ISSUANCE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING A STATE OF EMER-
GENCY OR UPON THE ISSUANCE OF A FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION SUSPEND  OR
DELAY AN ELECTION IN SUCH MUNICIPALITY.
  2. IF A DELAY OR SUSPENSION IS AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE DELAYED
VOTING SHALL RESUME OR BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE PURSUANT TO
THE  PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN SECTION 3-108 OF THIS TITLE. THE STATE BOARD
OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  TO  FURTHER
EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-414 to read
as follows:
  S  8-414.  PERSONS  ENTITLED  TO  VOTE  ABSENTEE  WHEN AN EMERGENCY IS
DECLARED. UPON ISSUANCE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING A STATE OF EMER-
GENCY OR UPON THE ISSUANCE OF  A  FEDERAL  DISASTER  DECLARATION  WITHIN
FOURTEEN  DAYS OF AN ELECTION ANY QUALIFIED VOTER WHOSE POLLING LOCATION
IS WITHIN THE AREA AFFECTED BY SUCH DECLARATION MAY VOTE AS AN  ABSENTEE
VOTER NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S  4.  Section  8-302  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 6 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10637-03-3

Co-Sponsors

S5235A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7938A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§3-109 & 8-414, amd §§8-302 & 9-209, El L

S5235A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the Disaster Voting Relief Act of 2014; provides for temporary voting procedures in a state of emergency.

S5235A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5235A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5235--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. TKACZYK, STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, SANDERS -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Elections -- recommitted to the Committee on Elections in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the disaster
  voting relief act of 2014

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "disaster voting relief act of 2014".
  S 2.  The election law is amended by adding a  new  section  3-109  to
read as follows:
  S 3-109. DISASTER; GOVERNOR MAY SUSPEND OR DELAY VOTING. 1. THE GOVER-
NOR  MAY, UPON ISSUANCE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING A STATE OF EMER-
GENCY OR UPON THE ISSUANCE OF A FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION SUSPEND  OR
DELAY AN ELECTION IN SUCH MUNICIPALITY.
  2. IF A DELAY OR SUSPENSION IS AUTHORIZED BY THE GOVERNOR, THE DELAYED
VOTING SHALL RESUME OR BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE PURSUANT TO
THE  PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN SECTION 3-108 OF THIS TITLE. THE STATE BOARD
OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  TO  FURTHER
EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-414 to read
as follows:
  S  8-414.  PERSONS  ENTITLED  TO  VOTE  ABSENTEE  WHEN AN EMERGENCY IS
DECLARED. UPON ISSUANCE OF AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DECLARING A STATE OF EMER-
GENCY OR UPON THE ISSUANCE OF  A  FEDERAL  DISASTER  DECLARATION  WITHIN
FOURTEEN  DAYS OF AN ELECTION ANY QUALIFIED VOTER WHOSE POLLING LOCATION
IS WITHIN THE AREA AFFECTED BY SUCH DECLARATION MAY VOTE AS AN  ABSENTEE
VOTER NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHAPTER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10637-04-4

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