senate Bill S6715

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting certain candidates for public office from serving as poll watchers

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A5075 - Signed by Governor


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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2014 signed chap.254
Aug 01, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 16, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1400
substituted for s6715
Jun 16, 2014 substituted by a5075
ordered to third reading cal.1400
committee discharged and committed to rules
Mar 03, 2014 referred to elections

S6715 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5075
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3910A, A1547A
2009-2010: S7662, A10479

S6715 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting certain candidates for public office from serving as poll watchers.

S6715 - Sponsor Memo

S6715 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6715

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 3, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 poll watchers

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-500  of  the  election  law,  as
amended by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  4.  Each  watcher  must  be a qualified voter of the city or county in
which he OR SHE is to serve.  NO PERSON SHALL BE APPOINTED OR ACT  AS  A
WATCHER  WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE TO BE VOTED FOR BY THE
VOTERS OF THE ELECTION DISTRICT IN THE SAME ELECTION IN WHICH THE WATCH-
ER IS TO SERVE.   NOTHING IN THIS  SUBDIVISION  SHALL  BE  CONSTRUED  AS
PROHIBITING  ANY  SUCH  CANDIDATE  FROM VISITING A POLLING PLACE IN SUCH
DISTRICT ON AN ELECTION DAY WHILE THE POLLS ARE OPEN.
  S2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02028-01-3

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