|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 29, 2018||referred to rules|
senate Bill S9155
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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S9155 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S9155 SPONSOR: PHILLIPS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to requests for cancella- tion of the designation of a polling place PURPOSE: To amend the method by which public school buildings are designated as polling sites by providing a procedure for schools to request to have such designation removed in the event the school cannot provide proper security to the public during the course of Election Day activities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends election law section 4-104(3) to provide a public school building designated as a polling site with a procedure to have the designation removed if school building does not have a proper struc- ture or procedures in place for a security concern that may arise in the
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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