senate Bill S4329

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Eliminates the reference to "inmate" when referring to residents of veterans administration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A3601 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 26, 2015 signed chap.375
Oct 14, 2015 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2015 returned to assembly
passed senate
substituted for s4329
Jun 15, 2015 substituted by a3601
Apr 29, 2015 advanced to third reading
Apr 28, 2015 2nd report cal.
Apr 27, 2015 1st report cal.437
Mar 16, 2015 referred to elections


S4329 (ACTIVE) - Details

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Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง5-215, 8-400 & 8-404, El L

S4329 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Eliminates the reference to "inmate" when referring to residents of veteran's administration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting.

S4329 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4329 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2015

Introduced  by  Sen.  FUNKE  -- 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 eliminating the  refer-
  ence to "inmate" when referring to residents of veterans health admin-
  istration hospitals for purposes of absentee voting


  Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 5 and 8 of section 5-215  of  the  election
law,  subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 90 of the laws of 1991, subdi-
vision 8 as added by chapter 347 of the laws of 1982, and  such  section
as renumbered by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as
  1.  The board of elections in the county in which a veterans' hospital
is located shall appoint a board of registration which shall attend each
veterans' hospital between the hours of nine o'clock in the morning  and
five  o'clock in the evening on the seventh Thursday before each general
election and, in the event that it be necessary for  the  completion  of
its  duties,  on  the seventh Friday before such election except that if
any of the religious holidays of  Yom  Kippur,  Rosh  Hashanah,  Simchas
Torah,  Shmini  Atzereth or Succoth shall fall on such days, such regis-
tration shall be held on the next regular business day  which  does  not
fall on any of such religious holidays, and shall receive from [inmates]
RESIDENTS  or  patients therein, or their spouses, parents and children,
the applications of such of them as  desire  and  are  qualified  to  be
registered by absentee registration.
  5.  If  a [Veterans' Administration Hospital] VETERANS HEALTH ADMINIS-
TRATION HOSPITAL in which any veteran entitled to vote in this state  is
[an  inmate]  A RESIDENT or patient, is located outside the State of New
York, an application for an absentee ballot signed by  such  veteran  or
his  OR  HER  spouse,  parent or child accompanying or being with him OR

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


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