senate Bill S2950

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to early voting

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Actions

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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

Votes

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May 1, 2017 - Elections committee Vote

S2950
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Nay
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Absent
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Elections Committee Vote: May 1, 2017

nay (1)

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S2950 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2064
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9811, S3813C, A8582B
2013-2014: S1461A

S2950 - Summary

Relates to early voting; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote.

S2950 - Sponsor Memo

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.
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