assembly Bill A7208

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Require a boards of elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
Apr 12, 2017 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A7208 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5602
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-507, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2304, S519
2021-2022: A5348

A7208 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires boards of elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials.

A7208 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7208

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE, HOOPER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law, in relation to requiring boards of
  elections to provide Haitian Creole language voting materials

  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 3-507
to read as follows:
  § 3-507. BOARDS OF ELECTIONS; VOTING MATERIALS IN HAITIAN CREOLE. EACH
BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION IN HAITIAN  CREOLE
THAT  IT  PROVIDES  IN  LANGUAGES  OTHER THAN ENGLISH ON ITS WEBSITE. IT
SHALL ALSO PRODUCE AND DISSEMINATE CITYWIDE A BOOKLET THAT INCLUDES: (A)
A VOTER REGISTRATION  FORM  IN  ENGLISH  WITH  INSTRUCTIONS  IN  HAITIAN
CREOLE;  (B)  INSTRUCTIONS  IN HAITIAN CREOLE REGARDING THE CRITERIA AND
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR OBTAINING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT; AND (C) A  SECTION
WITH  GENERAL  VOTER  INFORMATION IN HAITIAN CREOLE INCLUDING FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS. SUCH BOARD MAY INCLUDE OTHER LANGUAGES ON  ITS  WEBSITE
AND IN SUCH BOOKLET.
  §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07004-02-7