|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 04, 2017||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|May 01, 2017||reported and committed to local government|
|Mar 13, 2017||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 18, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S2950
Current Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2950 - Details
S2950 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2950 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to early voting PURPOSE : This bill establishes a system to permit eligible voters throughout the state to vote in person during a designated period prior to any primary, special, or general election day. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill amends Section 3-400 of the election law by adding a new subdivision 9 to clarify the manner in which election inspectors and poll clerks are to be appointed for polling places for early voting, and setting a standard for wait times for early voting not to exceed thirty minutes. Section two of the bill amends section 4-117 of the election law by adding a new subdivision 1-a to require the board of elections to notify voters annually of the days, hours, and locations of polling places for early voting. The board of elections may satisfy this requirement by providing instructions in the notice regarding how to get the information via the internet or by phone.
S2950 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2950 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, ADDABBO, BROOKS, COMRIE, DILAN, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PARKER, PERALTA, PERKINS, SANDERS, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to early voting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows: 9. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE, ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING, SHALL CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED INDI- VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL ASSIGN STAFF AND PROVIDE THE RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES. S 2. Section 4-117 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE THE DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL AND PRIMARY ELECTION. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY SATISFY THE NOTICE REQUIREMENT OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE INSTRUCTIONS TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A WEBSITE OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH INFOR- MATION. S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of the election law, as amended by chapter 335 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02758-01-7
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