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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|Feb 10, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S4370
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S4370 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4370 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to mandatory training curriculum for election commissioners and key staff of boards of elections and to model poll worker training programs; requires the state board of elections to develop and provide to each county materials for a model poll worker training program which the counties may use to train individuals to serve as poll workers in state and county elections.
S4370 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4370 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to mandatory training curriculum for election commissioners, key staff of boards of elections and poll workers PURPOSE : The purpose of this act is to ensure proper training for board of elections personnel. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the election law by adding a new section 3-213 to require election commissioners and board of elections employees to complete mandatory training within six months of appointment, and continuing education annually, with the curriculum to be established by the state board of elections, with training available via a web-based format among other methods. Section 2 amends subdivision 1-a and adds new subdivisions 1-b, 1-c and 1-d to section 3-412 of the election law to require the state board of elections to establish a training institute to develop curriculum for certified poll worker training and train-the-trainer programs. The curriculum shall include curriculum relating to a diverse electorate, professional delivery of services, providing
S4370 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4370 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. COMRIE -- 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 mandatory training curriculum for election commissioners, key staff of boards of elections and poll workers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-213 to read as follows: § 3-213. BOARDS OF ELECTIONS; MANDATORY TRAINING CURRICULUM. 1. ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND SUCH OTHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THEIR FIRST APPOINTMENT COMPLETE A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON THE OPERA- TION OF A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHICH SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE CURRICULUM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN CONSULTATION WITH ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND SHALL NOT EXCEED THIRTY HOURS OF INSTRUCTION. 2. ANNUALLY, ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND OTHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SHALL COMPLETE BEFORE JUNE FIRST A CONTINUING COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON THE OPERATION OF A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHICH SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE CURRICULUM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND SHALL NOT EXCEED THREE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION. 3. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE THE TRAINING REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION THROUGH, IN ADDITION TO OTHER METHODS IT MAY CHOOSE, A WEB-BASED RECORDED FORMAT. 4. UPON THE FAILURE OF A COMMISSIONER OR OTHER EMPLOYEE TO COMPLETE THE INSTRUCTION WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION, THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL SEND A LETTER TO THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OR CITY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06192-01-7
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