Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 19, 2018||
referred to election law
Assembly Bill A11356
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A11356 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A11356 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to requests for cancellation of the designation of a polling place; provides that the board or agency controlling a designated polling place may file a written request for a cancellation of such designation where there has been a security concern in such building and that such building does not possess the proper structure or procedures to keep the public safe in the event of a security concern arising during the use of such building as a polling site.
2017-A11356 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 11356 I N A S S E M B L Y September 19, 2018 ___________ Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. D'Urso) -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requests for cancella- tion of the designation of a polling place THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4-104 of the election law, as amended by chapter 694 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows: 3. (A) A building exempt from taxation shall be used whenever possible as a polling place if it is situated in the same or a contiguous election district, and may contain as many distinctly separate polling places as public convenience may require. The expense, if any, inci- dental to its use, shall be paid like the expense of other places of registration and voting. If a board or body empowered to designate poll- ing places chooses a public school building for such purpose, the board or agency which controls such building must make available a room or rooms in such building which are suitable for registration and voting and which are as close as possible to a convenient entrance to such building and must make available any such room or rooms which the board or body designating such building determines are accessible to phys- ically disabled voters as provided in subdivision one-a OF THIS SECTION. NOT LATER THAN TWENTY DAYS AFTER A PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDING RECEIVES NOTICE OF ITS DESIGNATION AS A POLLING PLACE, THE BOARD OR AGENCY CONTROLLING SUCH BUILDING MAY FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A CANCELLATION OF SUCH DESIGNATION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH BOARD OR AGENCY MAKES A SHOWING THAT SUCH BUILDING DOES NOT POSSESS THE PROPER STRUCTURE OR PROCEDURES TO KEEP THE PUBLIC SAFE IN THE EVENT OF A SECURITY CONCERN ARISING DURING THE USE OF SUCH BUILDING AS A POLLING SITE. THE BOARD OR BODY EMPOWERED TO SO DESIGNATE SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER SUCH REQUEST IS FILED, CANCEL THE DESIGNATION OF SUCH POLLING SITE. (B) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general, special or local law, if a board or body empowered to designate polling places chooses a publicly owned or leased building, other than a public school building, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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