senate Bill S1412A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the designation of polling places on college campuses

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 19, 2016 print number 1412a
Jan 19, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jan 12, 2015 referred to elections

S1412 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2806
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104 & 4-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2003, A3430, A9386
2011-2012: S1851, A2162
2013-2014: S888, A1116
2017-2018: S3092, A5949, A10840
2019-2020: S4378, A5661

S1412 - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

S1412 - Sponsor Memo

S1412 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1412

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  the  boundaries  of
  election districts and the designation of polling places

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

  Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
  S 2. 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, THE
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, 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  AND  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
PROPERTIES  mentioned  in this paragraph, must be streets, rivers, rail-
road lines or other permanent characteristics 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04890-01-5

S1412A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2806
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104 & 4-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2003, A3430, A9386
2011-2012: S1851, A2162
2013-2014: S888, A1116
2017-2018: S3092, A5949, A10840
2019-2020: S4378, A5661

S1412A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

S1412A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1412A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1412--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  the  boundaries  of
  election districts and the designation of polling places

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

  Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
  S 2. 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, THE
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, 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  AND  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
PROPERTIES  mentioned  in this paragraph, must be streets, rivers, rail-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04890-02-6

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