assembly Bill A4749

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide Russian interpreters at certain polling locations in N.Y. city

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Feb 05, 2015 referred to election law

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A4749 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1703
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-216, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A9182, S7337
2017-2018: A3904, S223
2019-2020: A3147, S6273
2021-2022: A4237, S5766

A4749 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A4749 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4749

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

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

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.
                                                           LBD05875-01-5