assembly Bill A6856

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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2014 advanced to third reading cal.606
Apr 29, 2014 reported
Jan 08, 2014 referred to election law
May 02, 2013 advanced to third reading cal.272
May 01, 2013 reported
Apr 22, 2013 referred to election law


A6856 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10434, S7466
2015-2016: A4189, S4560, S7072
2017-2018: A5576, S2794
2019-2020: A6093, S546
2021-2022: A7478, S6855

A6856 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6856 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 22, 2013

Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

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.