senate Bill S4242

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the state board of elections to undertake a study of the feasibility for voting by mail, telephone and/or internet

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Mar 05, 2019 referred to elections

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S4242 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7684
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Elections
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3590
2011-2012: S424
2013-2014: S3252
2015-2016: S2739
2017-2018: S4085

S4242 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the state board of elections to undertake a study of the feasibility for voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet; authorizes a pilot program for such voting during the study; requires a report to the governor and legislature.

S4242 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4242 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4242

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BAILEY, HOYLMAN, LIU, SERRANO -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections

AN  ACT  providing for the state board of elections to undertake a study
  on the feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or  the
  internet and to establish pilot projects relating thereto

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

  Section 1. The state board of elections shall undertake a study on the
feasibility of permitting voting by mail, telephone and/or the internet.
Such study shall include but not be limited to evaluation of the ability
of verifying votes by mail, telephone and/or the internet and the impact
on the number of the electorate voting in primary and general elections.
Notwithstanding any other provision of  law  to  the  contrary,  at  any
primary  or  general  election during the undertaking of such study, the
state board of elections may provide a pilot program  permitting  voting
by  mail,  telephone  and/or the internet.  The state board of elections
shall submit such study including recommendations to  the  governor  and
state  legislature  within  twenty-four  months of the effective date of
this act.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06740-01-9

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