assembly Bill A8582B

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to early voting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2016 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2016 ordered to third reading rules cal.172
rules report cal.172
reported
Jun 06, 2016 reported referred to rules
Jun 02, 2016 reported referred to ways and means
May 12, 2016 print number 8582b
amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 22, 2016 print number 8582a
amend and recommit to election law
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Nov 18, 2015 referred to election law

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A8582 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3813C
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9811
2013-2014: S1461A

A8582 - 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.

A8582 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8582

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 18, 2015
                               ___________

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

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-
ING THE DAYS AND HOURS FOR EARLY VOTING,  the  place  where  he  OR  SHE
appears  by  his  OR  HER  registration  records to be entitled to vote,
INCLUDING POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING, the fact that voters who have

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13193-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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A8582A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3813C
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9811
2013-2014: S1461A

A8582A - 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.

A8582A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8582--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, CUSICK, BLAKE -- read once and referred
  to  the  Committee  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 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
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH  INFOR-
MATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13193-02-6

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Multi-Sponsors

A8582B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3813C
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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9811
2013-2014: S1461A

A8582B (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.

A8582B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 8582--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 18, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH,  CUSICK,  BLAKE, SIMON, BENEDETTO,
  LINARES, SEPULVEDA, DINOWITZ, ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, QUART -- read once
  and referred to the Committee 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 committee -- again reported from said commit-
  tee with amendments, 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
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.
                                                           LBD13193-03-6

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