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|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|May 08, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S5934
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S5934 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5934 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5934 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to half-day shifts for election inspectors or poll clerks PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : To allow poll clerks to work half-day shifts on Election Day. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends subdivision 7 of § 3-400 of the Election Law to allow for half-day Election Day shifts for poll clerks. Section 2 contains the effective date. JUSTIFICATION : Poll worker recruitment is notoriously difficult. Very few voters are willing or able to devote an entire 16 hour day to serving as a poll worker, however, a less time-consuming commitment could improve recruitment efforts. The Board of Elections is permitted to appoint election inspectors for 8 hour shifts. This permission should be extended to poll clerks, as well.
S5934 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5934 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 8, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 half-day shifts for election inspectors or poll clerks THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 3-400 of the election law, as added by chapter 5 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: 7. The board of elections may employ election inspectors OR POLL CLERKS to work half-day shifts with adjusted compensation, provided, however, that THERE SHALL NOT BE A TIME WHEN THE POLL SITE IS OPEN THAT THERE IS NOT at least one inspector from each of the two major political parties [is] present [at the poll site for the entire time that the polls are open]. Each county board of elections shall prescribe the necessary rules and procedures to ensure proper poll site operation, INCLUDING RULES DETAILING THE BASIS ON WHICH A REQUEST BY AN ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK TO WORK A HALF-DAY SHIFT MAY BE DENIED. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08890-01-7
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