senate Bill S3813C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to early voting

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2016 print number 3813c
May 18, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to local government
May 09, 2016 reported and committed to local government
Mar 07, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 22, 2016 print number 3813b
Jan 22, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Dec 16, 2015 print number 3813a
Dec 16, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Feb 18, 2015 referred to elections

Votes

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May 9, 2016 - Elections committee Vote

S3813B
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Nay
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Absent
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Excused
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Committee Vote: May 9, 2016

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (1)

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S3813 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8582B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S1461A

S3813 - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

S3813 - Sponsor Memo

S3813 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3813

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER,
  PERKINS, SANDERS, SERRANO, STAVISKY -- 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 early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  SECTION,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT EARLY  VOTING  LOCATIONS,
SHALL  CONSIST  OF  EITHER  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL BE
APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDIVID-
UALS,  APPOINTED  IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.  APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH EARLY  VOTING
LOCATION SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 288 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  board  of elections, between August first and August fifth of
each year, shall send by first class mail on which is endorsed  "ADDRESS
CORRECTION  REQUESTED"  and  which contains a request that any such mail
received for persons not residing at the address be dropped back in  the
mail,  a  communication,  in  a  form  approved  by  the  state board of
elections, to every registered voter who has been registered  without  a
change  of  address  since  the  beginning of such year, except that the
board of elections shall not be required to send such communications  to
voters  in  inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter of
the days and hours of the ensuing primary and general elections, INCLUD-
ING THE DAYS AND HOURS FOR EARLY VOTING AND THE LOCATIONS THEREFOR,  the
place  where  he  appears  by his registration records to be entitled to
vote, the fact that voters who have moved or will have  moved  from  the
address  where  they  were  last registered must re-register or, that if

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02563-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S3813A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8582B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S1461A

S3813A - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

S3813A - Sponsor Memo

S3813A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3813--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, AVELLA, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,
  KRUEGER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SANDERS,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,  STAVISKY  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Elections  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to early voting; and to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION  INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY
VOTING, SHALL CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES  WHO  SHALL
BE  APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN  THE  MAJOR  POLITICAL
PARTIES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 288 of the laws of 2009, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The  board  of elections, between August first and August fifth of
each year, shall send by first class mail on which is endorsed  "ADDRESS
CORRECTION  REQUESTED"  and  which contains a request that any such mail
received for persons not residing at the address be dropped back in  the
mail,  a  communication,  in  a  form  approved  by  the  state board of
elections, to every registered voter who has been registered  without  a
change  of  address  since  the  beginning of such year, except that the
board of elections shall not be required to send such communications  to
voters  in  inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter of
the days and hours of the ensuing primary and general elections, INCLUD-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02563-02-5

Co-Sponsors

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S3813B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8582B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S1461A

S3813B - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

S3813B - Sponsor Memo

S3813B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3813--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, AVELLA, COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,
  KRUEGER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SANDERS,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,  STAVISKY  --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Elections  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered  reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee --
  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 early  voting;  and  to
  repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR  EARLY
VOTING,  SHALL  CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL
BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR  EARLY  VOTING  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN  STAFF  AND  PROVIDE  THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  S  2.  Section  4-117  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL
AND PRIMARY ELECTION. THE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  MAY  SATISFY  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENT  OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE INSTRUCTIONS
TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A  WEBSITE  OF  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02563-03-6

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S3813C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8582B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S1461A

S3813C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

S3813C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3813C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3813--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  STEWART-COUSINS,  ADDABBO, AVELLA, COMRIE, DILAN,
  ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS,  HAMILTON,  HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,  PARKER,  PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  SANDERS,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,  STAVISKY  --  read  twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  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 -- reported favorably from said commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Local  Government  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR  EARLY
VOTING,  SHALL  CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL
BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR  EARLY  VOTING  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN  STAFF  AND  PROVIDE  THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  S  2.  Section  4-117  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02563-04-6

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