senate Bill S5442C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes any voter at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2016 print number 5442c
Jun 12, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to elections
May 19, 2016 print number 5442b
May 19, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
Mar 23, 2016 print number 5442a
Mar 23, 2016 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
May 14, 2015 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S5442 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S5442 - Summary

Authorizes any voter at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

S5442 - Sponsor Memo

S5442 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5442

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 authorizing any  quali-
  fied voter to request an absentee ballot

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  63  of  the  laws  of  2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
[if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a)  absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district  in  which he or she is a qualified voter because of illness or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
  (d)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than
a felony, provided that he or she is qualified to vote in  the  election
district of his or her residence] UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10994-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S5442A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S5442A - Summary

Authorizes any voter at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

S5442A - Sponsor Memo

S5442A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5442--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, PANEPINTO -- 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 authorizing any  quali-
  fied voter to request an absentee ballot

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, paragraph (c) as amended by
chapter 375 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
[if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a)  absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district  in  which he or she is a qualified voter because of illness or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c)  a  resident or patient of a veterans health administration hospi-
tal; or
  (d) absent from his or her voting  residence  because  he  or  she  is
detained  in  jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial, or
confined in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other  than
a  felony,  provided that he or she is qualified to vote in the election
district of his or her residence] UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Co-Sponsors

S5442B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S5442B - Summary

Authorizes any voter at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

S5442B - Sponsor Memo

S5442B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5442--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, PANEPINTO -- 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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing any quali-
  fied voter to request an absentee ballot

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8-400 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010, paragraph (c) as  amended  by
chapter 375 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
[if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections, primary election, special election, general election  or  New
York  city  community  school  board  district or city of Buffalo school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a) absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a  resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b)  unable  to appear personally at the polling place of the election
district in which he or she is a qualified voter because of  illness  or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals  who  are  ill  or physically disabled, or because he or she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) a resident or patient of a veterans health  administration  hospi-
tal; or
  (d)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10994-06-6

Co-Sponsors

S5442C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S5442C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes any voter at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot and vote absentee.

S5442C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5442C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5442--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, PANEPINTO -- 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  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing  any  voter
  at least sixty-two years of age to request an absentee ballot

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  63  of  the  laws  of  2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. A voter who claims permanent illness [or], physical disability,  OR
ANY  VOTER  AT  LEAST SIXTY-TWO YEARS OF AGE may make application for an
absentee ballot and the right to receive an  absentee  ballot  for  each
election  thereafter  as provided herein without further application, by
filing with the board of elections an application which shall contain  a
statement  to  be executed by the voter. Upon filing of such application
the board of elections shall cause the registration records of the voter
to be marked "Permanently Disabled" OR  "SENIOR"  and  thereafter  shall
send  an absentee ballot for each succeeding primary, special or general
election to such voter at his or her last known address by  first  class
mail with a request to the postal authorities not to forward such ballot
but  to  return it in five days in the event that it cannot be delivered
to the addressee. The mailing of such ballot  for  each  election  shall
continue until such voter's registration is cancelled.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date as a concurrent
resolution entitled "CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE  SENATE  AND  ASSEMBLY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10994-08-6

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