senate Bill S2939

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that the ballots of deceased military personnel shall be counted toward the election for which they were cast

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 29, 2016 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 29, 2016 1st report cal.238
Jan 06, 2016 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 19, 2015 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2015 advanced to third reading
May 05, 2015 2nd report cal.
May 04, 2015 1st report cal.502
Jan 30, 2015 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

Votes

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Feb 29, 2016 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2939
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: Feb 29, 2016

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

May 4, 2015 - Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee Vote

S2939
12
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committee
12
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee Vote: May 4, 2015

aye wr (1)

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S2939 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8461
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234, Mil L; add §8-413, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2421
2013-2014: S2655
2017-2018: S944, A4342
2019-2020: A3094

S2939 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the ballots of deceased military personnel shall be counted toward the election for which they were cast.

S2939 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2939 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2939

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  CROCI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the military law and the election law,  in  relation  to
  the counting of ballots of deceased military personnel

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

  Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new section 234  to
read as follows:
  S  234. COUNTING OF BALLOTS OF DECEASED MILITARY PERSONNEL. ANY MEMBER
OF THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD,  ARMY  RESERVE,
NAVAL  RESERVE, MARINE CORPS RESERVE, AIR FORCE RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD,
NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK  AIR  NATIONAL  GUARD,  NEW  YORK
GUARD  OR  NAVAL MILITIA, WHO CASTS AN ABSENTEE OR MILITARY BALLOT WHILE
ON ACTIVE DUTY, SHALL HAVE SUCH BALLOT BE COUNTED,  IN  THE  EVENT  THAT
SUCH  SERVICE  MEMBER  DIES AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN COMBAT OPER-
ATIONS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED ELECTION FOR WHICH IT WAS CAST.
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-413 to read
as follows:
  S 8-413. COUNTING OF  BALLOTS  OF  DECEASED  MILITARY  PERSONNEL.  ANY
MEMBER  OF  THE  ARMY,  NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD, ARMY
RESERVE,  NAVAL  RESERVE,  MARINE  CORPS  RESERVE,  AIR  FORCE  RESERVE,
NATIONAL  GUARD,  NEW  YORK  ARMY  NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL
GUARD, NEW YORK GUARD OR NAVAL MILITIA, WHO CASTS AN ABSENTEE  OR  MILI-
TARY  BALLOT WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY, SHALL HAVE SUCH BALLOT BE COUNTED, IN
THE EVENT THAT SUCH SERVICE MEMBER DIES AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING  IN
COMBAT OPERATIONS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED ELECTION FOR WHICH IT
WAS CAST.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04170-02-5

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