senate Bill S7369

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Jan 10, 2018 referred to transportation

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S7369 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L

S7369 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications; provides that no such communications shall be displayed if advised by the United States Department of Transportation or any of its agencies that the display of such information will interfere with federal law or regulation or result in the reduction of federal aid highway funds.

S7369 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7369 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7369

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the highway law, in  relation  to  authorizing  variable
  message  signs  placed  within the right of way of highways to display
  certain voting related communications

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The highway law is amended by adding a new section 332 to
read as follows:
  § 332. VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS; VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS. (A)  THE
COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED, OR PERMIT TO BE
PLACED  PERMANENT OR PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF ANY HIGHWAY OVER WHICH HE OR  SHE  HAS  JURISDICTION,  DISPLAYING
VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
  (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
PRIOR  TO  THE  RESPECTIVE  DEADLINE  FOR A STATEWIDE PRIMARY OR GENERAL
ELECTION; AND
  (II) NOTICE OF ANY STATEWIDE GENERAL, PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR
ANY STATEWIDE PUBLIC OFFICE, BEGINNING THREE DAYS PRIOR TO AND INCLUDING
ELECTION DAY.
  (B) PROVIDED THAT IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH STATE OR FEDERAL  LAW  OR
REGULATION,  ANY  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE HAVING JURISDICTION
OVER ANY HIGHWAY IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED,  OR  PERMIT
TO  BE  PLACED  PERMANENT  OR PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS DISPLAYING
VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF  SUCH  HIGHWAY,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
  (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
PRIOR  TO  THE  RESPECTIVE  DEADLINE  FOR A STATEWIDE PRIMARY OR GENERAL
ELECTION; AND
  (II) NOTICE OF ANY STATEWIDE GENERAL, PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR
ANY STATEWIDE PUBLIC OFFICE, BEGINNING THREE DAYS PRIOR TO AND INCLUDING
ELECTION DAY.
  (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  PRIOR
TO DISPLAYING VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS TO ENSURE THAT SUCH COMMUNI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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