senate Bill S7400A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing early voting and the New York state early voting fund

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 reported and committed to rules
Mar 19, 2018 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 02, 2018 print number 7400a
Feb 02, 2018 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 12, 2018 referred to elections

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Jun 4, 2018 - Elections committee Vote

S7400A
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Elections Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2018

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Co-Sponsors

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S7400 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L; add §92-t, amd §95, St Fin L

S7400 - Summary

Relates to establishing early voting and the New York state early voting fund; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote; establishes such fund for the purpose of making payments to the board of elections of each county and the city of New York to reimburse any actual costs incurred by such boards of elections to provide polling places for early voting.

S7400 - Sponsor Memo

S7400 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7400

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, STEWART-COUSINS, KENNEDY -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law and the state finance law, in  relation
  to establishing early voting and the New York state early voting fund

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

  Section 1. Section 3-400 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR  EARLY
VOTING,  SHALL  CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES WHO SHALL
BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED  INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR  EARLY  VOTING  SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE MAJOR POLITICAL
PARTIES. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN  STAFF  AND  PROVIDE  THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  §  2.  Section  4-117  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A. THE NOTICE REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
INCLUDE  THE  DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR THE GENERAL
AND PRIMARY ELECTION. THE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  MAY  SATISFY  THE  NOTICE
REQUIREMENT  OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE INSTRUCTIONS
TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A  WEBSITE  OF  THE
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH INFOR-
MATION.
  § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 367 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Polls shall be open for voting during the following hours: a prima-
ry election from twelve o'clock noon until nine o'clock in the  evening,
except  in  the  city  of  New York and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk,
Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess and Erie,  and  in  such

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7400A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-400, 4-117, 8-100, 8-102, 8-104 & 8-508, add Art 8 Title 6 §§8-600 - 8-602, El L; add §92-t, amd §95, St Fin L

S7400A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing early voting and the New York state early voting fund; provides that beginning the eighth day prior to any election and ending on and including the second day prior to the election a person duly registered and eligible to vote shall be permitted to vote; establishes such fund for the purpose of making payments to the board of elections of each county and the city of New York to reimburse any actual costs incurred by such boards of elections to provide polling places for early voting.

S7400A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7400A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7400--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KAVANAGH, STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, HAMILTON, HOYL-
  MAN, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed  to the Committee on Elections -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the election law and the state finance law, in relation
  to establishing early voting and the New York state early voting fund

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

  Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  INCONSISTENT  PROVISIONS  OF  THIS  ARTICLE,
ELECTION  INSPECTORS OR POLL CLERKS, IF ANY, AT POLLING PLACES FOR EARLY
VOTING, SHALL CONSIST OF EITHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES  WHO  SHALL
BE  APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH BOARD OR DULY QUALIFIED INDI-
VIDUALS, APPOINTED IN THE MANNER SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. APPOINTMENTS
TO THE OFFICES OF ELECTION INSPECTOR OR POLL CLERK IN EACH POLLING PLACE
FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN  THE  MAJOR  POLITICAL
PARTIES.  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL  ASSIGN STAFF AND PROVIDE THE
RESOURCES THEY REQUIRE TO ENSURE WAIT TIMES AT EARLY VOTING SITES DO NOT
EXCEED THIRTY MINUTES.
  § 2. Section 4-117 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
  1-A.  THE  NOTICE  REQUIRED  BY  SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL
INCLUDE THE DATES, HOURS AND LOCATIONS OF EARLY VOTING FOR  THE  GENERAL
AND  PRIMARY  ELECTION.  THE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS MAY SATISFY THE NOTICE
REQUIREMENT OF THIS SUBDIVISION BY PROVIDING IN THE NOTICE  INSTRUCTIONS
TO  OBTAIN  THE  REQUIRED EARLY VOTING INFORMATION FROM A WEBSITE OF THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND PROVIDING A PHONE NUMBER TO CALL FOR SUCH  INFOR-
MATION.
  § 3. Subdivision 2 of section 8-100 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 367 of the laws of 2017, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Polls shall be open for voting during the following hours: a prima-
ry  election from twelve o'clock noon until nine o'clock in the evening,

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

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