senate Bill S7337

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide Russian interpreters at certain polling locations in cities having a population in excess of one million people

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May 13, 2014 referred to elections

S7337 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9182
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-216, El L

S7337 - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide Russian interpreters at certain polling locations in cities having a population in excess of one million people.

S7337 - Sponsor Memo

S7337 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7337

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 requiring the board  of
  elections to provide Russian interpreters to certain polling locations
  in cities having a population in excess of one million people

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  5-216  of  the  election  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  2.  A.  If  the  applicant  be a person who does not speak the English
language, he may be assisted by a relative who can interpret for him. If
the applicant registers with this assistance the board shall put in  the
remarks  space  of  the registration forms the name and address, and the
relationship, of the person so doing the interpreting and the interpret-
er shall sign his name in the remarks space.
  B. IN ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF  ONE  MILLION  OR  MORE  PEOPLE,
WHICH  CONTAINS  ANY  COUNTY  THAT  HAS  A  POPULATION COMPRISED OF FIVE
PERCENT OR MORE OF PEOPLE WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS  RUSSIAN  WITHIN  SUCH
COUNTY,  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE RUSSIAN INTERPRETERS AT
POLLING LOCATIONS IN THOSE ELECTION DISTRICTS WITHIN EACH SUCH COUNTY IN
THE CITY HAVING A POPULATION COMPRISED OF FIVE PERCENT  OR  MORE  PEOPLE
WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS RUSSIAN.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
elections conducted on or after such effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14089-04-4

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