senate Bill S5602

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Apr 19, 2017 referred to elections

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S5602 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7208
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-507, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S519, A2304

S5602 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5602 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5602 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5602

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 19, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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  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

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