assembly Bill A5949

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the designation of polling places on college campuses

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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Jun 14, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 06, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 17, 2017 referred to election law

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A5949 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3092
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104 & 4-100, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3430, A9386, S2003
2011-2012: A2162, S1851
2013-2014: A1116, S888
2015-2016: A2806, S1412
2019-2020: A5661, S4378

A5949 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

A5949 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5949

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 17, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. KAVANAGH, CAHILL, JAFFEE, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED,
  COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, PEOPLES-STOKES, GALEF, BUCHWALD --  Multi-Sponsored
  by  -- M.   of A. ABINANTI, FARRELL, GLICK, LIFTON, LUPARDO, TITONE --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  the  boundaries  of
  election districts and the designation of polling places

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

  Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  4-100  of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
as follows:
  a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
five  thousand  or  more  inhabitants and is wholly within one town, THE
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, or
a county legislative, assembly, senatorial  or  congressional  district.
Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
boundaries of those political subdivisions  AND  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
PROPERTIES  mentioned  in this paragraph, must be streets, rivers, rail-
road lines or other permanent characteristics of the landscape which are

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