assembly Bill A5601A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 25, 2016 print number 5601a
Apr 25, 2016 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Feb 27, 2015 referred to election law

A5601 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S873
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A658, S1835
2011-2012: A4742, S544
2013-2014: A2105, S2252, S6534
2017-2018: S1659
2019-2020: S145

A5601 - Summary

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies; no agent may collect more than 15 ballots except with approval of two inspectors representing different political parties.

A5601 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5601

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting quali-
  fications

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8-400 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, is amended and a new subdivi-
sion 11 is added to read as follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
if,  on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections, primary election, special election, general election  or  New
York  city  community  school  board  district or city of Buffalo school
district election, he or she expects to be[:
  (a) absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a  resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b)  unable  to appear personally at the polling place of the election
district in which he or she is a qualified voter because of  illness  or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals  who  are  ill  or physically disabled, or because he or she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
  (d) absent from his or her voting  residence  because  he  or  she  is
detained  in  jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial, or
confined in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other  than
a  felony,  provided that he or she is qualified to vote in the election
district of his or her residence]  UNABLE  TO  VOTE  IN  PERSON  DUE  TO
DUTIES, OCCUPATION, BUSINESS, PERSONAL MATTERS OR STUDIES.
  11.  NO SINGLE AGENT SHALL COLLECT MORE THAN FIFTEEN ABSENTEE BALLOTS,
EXCEPT UPON APPLICATION AND  APPROVAL  OF  TWO  INSPECTORS  REPRESENTING
DIFFERENT POLITICAL PARTIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03415-01-5

A5601A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S873
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A658, S1835
2011-2012: A4742, S544
2013-2014: A2105, S2252, S6534
2017-2018: S1659
2019-2020: S145

A5601A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows absentee voting for persons unable to vote due to duties, occupation, business, personal matters or studies; no agent may collect more than 15 ballots except with approval of two inspectors representing different political parties.

A5601A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5601--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law -- recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting quali-
  fications

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8-400 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, paragraph (c) as  amended  by
chapter  375 of the laws of 2015, is amended and a new subdivision 11 is
added to read as follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
if,  on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections, primary election, special election, general election  or  New
York  city  community  school  board  district or city of Buffalo school
district election, he or she expects to be[:
  (a) absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a  resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b)  unable  to appear personally at the polling place of the election
district in which he or she is a qualified voter because of  illness  or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals  who  are  ill  or physically disabled, or because he or she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) a resident or patient of a veterans health  administration  hospi-
tal; or
  (d)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than
a felony, provided that he or she is qualified to vote in  the  election

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03415-03-6