|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|May 22, 2017||reported and committed to rules|
|Jan 17, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S2788
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2788 - Details
S2788 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2788 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing computer generated registration lists; in relation to the list of supplies to be delivered to poll sites PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To update the Election Law to recognize that many counties have the technology to employ computer generated registration lists at the poll sites, to make their use uniform, to update the list of supplies to be delivered to the poll sites and to make certain gender neutral corrections to the Election Law. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The bill amends Section 1-104 of the Election Law by adding a new subsection (38) defining "Computer generated registration list" to be used in place of registration poll records to establish a person's eligibility to vote in polling places on Election Day. The bill also sets forth the supplies to be provided to the polling sites for the new voting systems. The bill replaces various masculine references in the Election Law with gender-neutral references. The bill also clarifies the location where certain information pertaining to voter information changes and challenges is to be recorded on the computer generated registration lists and the challenge report and the manner
S2788 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2788 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AKSHAR -- 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 computer generated registration lists; in relation to the list of supplies to be delivered to poll sites THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 1-104 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 38 to read as follows: 38. "COMPUTER GENERATED REGISTRATION LIST" MEANS A PRINTED OR ELEC- TRONIC LIST OF VOTERS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER FOR A SINGLE ELECTION DISTRICT OR POLL SITE, GENERATED FROM A COMPUTER REGISTRATION FILE FOR EACH ELECTION AND CONTAINING FOR EACH VOTER LISTED, A FACSIMILE OF THE SIGNATURE OF THE VOTER. SUCH A LIST MAY BE IN A SINGLE VOLUME OR IN MORE THAN ONE VOLUME. THE LIST MAY BE UTILIZED IN PLACE OF REGISTRATION POLL RECORDS, TO ESTABLISH A PERSON'S ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE IN THE POLLING PLACE ON ELECTION DAY. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-128 of the election law, as amended by chapter 125 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 1. The board of elections of each county shall provide the requisite number of official and facsimile ballots, two cards of instruction to voters in the form prescribed by the state board of elections, at least one copy of the instruction booklet for inspectors, a sufficient number of maps, street finders or other descriptions of all of the polling places and election districts within the political subdivision in which the polling place is located to enable the election inspectors and poll clerks to determine the correct election district and polling place for each street address within the political subdivision in which the poll- ing place is located, distance markers, tally sheets and return blanks, pens, [black ink, or ball point pens with black ink,] pencils [having black lead], OR OTHER APPROPRIATE MARKING DEVICES, envelopes for the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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