|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 04, 2014||referred to elections|
senate Bill S6535
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S6535 - Details
S6535 - 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.
S6535 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6535 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the appointment of college and university students as election inspectors PURPOSE: Permits boards of elections to hire college and university students as elections inspectors without compliance with certain requirements. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the Election Law to add a new subdivision 6-a to section 3400 which authorizes local boards of election to recruit full-time students from college and university in the city or county to serve as election inspectors, even if they do not reside in that city or county. Such student election inspectors would be exempt from the current county residency requirements, but must be registered voters residing in New York state, and meet all other existing statutory requirements. JUSTIFICATION: Every year at election time, election districts around the state are plagued by a shortage of trained staff to operate as elections inspectors at local polling places. One consequence of this chronic shortage is that several election districts are often forced to vote in a single polling place, an inconvenience for voters who would prefer to cast their ballots closer to home and an
S6535 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6535 I N S E N A T E February 4, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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. LBD05096-01-3
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