senate Bill S9155

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to requests for cancellation of the designation of a polling place

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Aug 29, 2018 referred to rules

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S9155 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11356
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A155

S9155 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requests for cancellation of the designation of a polling place; provides that the board or agency controlling a designated polling place may file a written request for a cancellation of such designation where there has been a security concern in such building and that such building does not possess the proper structure or procedures to keep the public safe in the event of a security concern arising during the use of such building as a polling site.

S9155 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9155 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9155

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 29, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requests for  cancella-
  tion of the designation of a polling place

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4-104  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  694  of  the  laws  of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  3. (A) A building exempt from taxation shall be used whenever possible
as a polling place if it  is  situated  in  the  same  or  a  contiguous
election  district,  and may contain as many distinctly separate polling
places as public convenience may require. The  expense,  if  any,  inci-
dental  to  its  use,  shall be paid like the expense of other places of
registration and voting. If a board or body empowered to designate poll-
ing places chooses a public school building for such purpose, the  board
or  agency  which  controls  such building must make available a room or
rooms in such building which are suitable for  registration  and  voting
and  which  are  as  close  as possible to a convenient entrance to such
building and must make available any such room or rooms which the  board
or  body  designating  such  building determines are accessible to phys-
ically disabled voters as provided in subdivision one-a OF THIS SECTION.
NOT LATER THAN TWENTY DAYS  AFTER  A  PUBLIC  SCHOOL  BUILDING  RECEIVES
NOTICE  OF  ITS  DESIGNATION  AS  A  POLLING  PLACE, THE BOARD OR AGENCY
CONTROLLING SUCH BUILDING MAY FILE A WRITTEN REQUEST FOR A  CANCELLATION
OF  SUCH DESIGNATION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH BOARD OR AGENCY MAKES A SHOWING
THAT SUCH BUILDING DOES NOT POSSESS THE PROPER STRUCTURE  OR  PROCEDURES
TO  KEEP  THE  PUBLIC  SAFE  IN  THE EVENT OF A SECURITY CONCERN ARISING
DURING THE USE OF SUCH BUILDING AS A POLLING SITE.  THE  BOARD  OR  BODY
EMPOWERED  TO  SO DESIGNATE SHALL, WITHIN TWENTY DAYS AFTER SUCH REQUEST
IS FILED, CANCEL THE DESIGNATION OF SUCH POLLING SITE.
  (B) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general,  special  or  local
law,  if a board or body empowered to designate polling places chooses a
publicly owned or leased building, other than a public school  building,

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

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