assembly Bill A5661A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the designation of polling places on college campuses

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 12, 2020 amended on third reading 5661a
Jan 27, 2020 restored to third reading
substitution reconsidered
Jan 23, 2020 substituted by s4378
Jan 08, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.218
Jun 13, 2019 substituted by s4378
Jun 11, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.136
rules report cal.136
reported
Jun 05, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 22, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 14, 2019 referred to election law

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A5661 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4378
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104, 4-100 & 8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3430, A9386, S2003
2011-2012: A2162, S1851
2013-2014: A1116, S888
2015-2016: A2806, S1412
2017-2018: A5949, A10840, S3092
2021-2022: A454, S4658

A5661 - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

A5661 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5661
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 14, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, PEOPLES-STOKES, BUCHWALD, CAHILL, COOK,
   DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE,  VANEL,  ABINANTI  --
   Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, LIFTON, LUPARDO -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election  law, in relation to the boundaries of
   election districts and the designation of polling places
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  4-104 of the election law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
   5-A. WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
 CONTAINS  THREE  HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN
 INACTIVE STATUS) WHO ARE REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT  AN  ADDRESS  ON  SUCH
 CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY,  THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR SUCH REGISTRANTS
 SHALL BE ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION  APPROVED  BY  THE
 COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
   §  2.  Paragraph  a  of subdivision 3 of section 4-100 of the election
 law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended  to  read
 as follows:
   a.  Each  election  district  shall  be in compact form and may not be
 partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
 five thousand or more inhabitants and is wholly  within  one  town,  THE
 CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY WHICH CONTAINS THREE
 HUNDRED OR MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN  INACTIVE  STATUS)
 WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, or
 a  county  legislative,  assembly, senatorial or congressional district.
 Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
 boundaries, other than those boundaries which are coterminous  with  the
 boundaries  of  those  political  subdivisions AND COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
 PROPERTIES mentioned in this paragraph, must be streets,  rivers,  rail-
 road lines or other permanent characteristics of the landscape which are
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5661A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4378
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104, 4-100 & 8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3430, A9386, S2003
2011-2012: A2162, S1851
2013-2014: A1116, S888
2015-2016: A2806, S1412
2017-2018: A5949, A10840, S3092
2021-2022: A454, S4658

A5661A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

A5661A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5661--A
                                                         Cal. No. 218
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 14, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, PEOPLES-STOKES, BUCHWALD, CAHILL, COOK,
   DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT,  GALEF,  GOTTFRIED,  JAFFEE,  VANEL,  ABINANTI,
   GRIFFIN,  JACOBSON,  BARRETT,  D'URSO,  REYES,  MOSLEY,  COLTON, CRUZ,
   EPSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK,  LIFTON,  LUPARDO  --
   read  once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- ordered to
   a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on
   the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  the  boundaries  of
   election districts and the designation of polling places
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
   5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
 CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
 INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
 CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
 SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
 COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
   § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  4-100  of  the  election
 law,  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
 as follows:
   a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
 partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
 five  thousand  or  more  inhabitants and is wholly within one town, THE
 CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
 HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
 WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, or
 a county legislative, assembly, senatorial  or  congressional  district.
 Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
 boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets