Senate Bill S944

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that the ballots of deceased military personnel shall be counted toward the election for which they were cast

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2017-S944 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4342
Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Military Law
Laws Affected:
Add §234, Mil L; add §8-413, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S944, A4342

2017-S944 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the ballots of deceased military personnel shall be counted toward the election for which they were cast.

2017-S944 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2017-S944 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                            
 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    944
 
                        2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 5, 2017
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. CROCI, FUNKE, LARKIN, MARCHIONE, ORTT -- read twice
   and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
   on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
 
 AN ACT to amend the military law and the election law,  in  relation  to
   the counting of ballots of deceased military personnel

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The military law is amended by adding a new section 234  to
 read as follows:
   §  234. COUNTING OF BALLOTS OF DECEASED MILITARY PERSONNEL. ANY MEMBER
 OF THE ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD,  ARMY  RESERVE,
 NAVAL  RESERVE, MARINE CORPS RESERVE, AIR FORCE RESERVE, NATIONAL GUARD,
 NEW YORK ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK  AIR  NATIONAL  GUARD,  NEW  YORK
 GUARD  OR  NAVAL MILITIA, WHO CASTS AN ABSENTEE OR MILITARY BALLOT WHILE
 ON ACTIVE DUTY, SHALL HAVE SUCH BALLOT BE COUNTED,  IN  THE  EVENT  THAT
 SUCH  SERVICE  MEMBER  DIES AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN COMBAT OPER-
 ATIONS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED ELECTION FOR WHICH IT WAS CAST.
   § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-413 to read
 as follows:
   § 8-413. COUNTING OF  BALLOTS  OF  DECEASED  MILITARY  PERSONNEL.  ANY
 MEMBER  OF  THE  ARMY,  NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, COAST GUARD, ARMY
 RESERVE,  NAVAL  RESERVE,  MARINE  CORPS  RESERVE,  AIR  FORCE  RESERVE,
 NATIONAL  GUARD,  NEW  YORK  ARMY  NATIONAL GUARD, NEW YORK AIR NATIONAL
 GUARD, NEW YORK GUARD OR NAVAL MILITIA, WHO CASTS AN ABSENTEE  OR  MILI-
 TARY  BALLOT WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY, SHALL HAVE SUCH BALLOT BE COUNTED, IN
 THE EVENT THAT SUCH SERVICE MEMBER DIES AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING  IN
 COMBAT OPERATIONS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE SCHEDULED ELECTION FOR WHICH IT
 WAS CAST.
   § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00538-01-7

              

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