senate Bill S108

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to primary and secondary schools being used as polling places

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 09, 2019 referred to elections

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S108 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4449

S108 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that no primary or secondary school shall be required to be open for voter registration or used as a polling place when school is in session or minors are scheduled to be present.

S108 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S108 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   108

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to primary  and  secondary
  schools being used as polling places

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-104  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  180  of  the  laws  of 2005, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Every board of elections shall, in  consultation  with  each  city,
town and village, designate the polling places in each election district
in  which  the  meetings  for  the  registration  of voters, and for any
election may be held. The board of trustees of  each  village  in  which
general  and  special  village  elections  conducted  by  the  board  of
elections are held at a time other than the time of a  general  election
shall submit such a list of polling places for such village elections to
the  board  of  elections.  A polling place may be located in a building
owned by a religious organization or used by it as a place  of  worship.
If  such  a  building  is designated as a polling place, it shall not be
required to be open for voter registration on any Saturday  if  this  is
contrary to the religious beliefs of the religious organization. In such
a  situation,  the  board  of  elections  shall  designate  an alternate
location to be used for voter registration.   A  POLLING  PLACE  MAY  BE
LOCATED  IN A BUILDING UTILIZED FOR PRIMARY OR SECONDARY SCHOOL INSTRUC-
TION. IF SUCH A BUILDING IS DESIGNATED AS A POLLING PLACE, IT SHALL  NOT
BE  REQUIRED  TO BE OPEN FOR VOTER REGISTRATION OR AS A POLLING PLACE IF
THE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION AND MINORS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE PRESENT ON  SUCH
DAY.  IN  SUCH  A  SITUATION,  THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL DESIGNATE AN
ALTERNATE LOCATION TO BE USED FOR VOTER REGISTRATION AND  AS  A  POLLING
PLACE.  Such  polling  places  must  be designated by May first, of each

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

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