Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to elections
|Sep 20, 2019
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6733
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6733 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S6733 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6733 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to construction of voting machines' ballot boxes PURPOSE: This bill would improve the security of our elections by requiring that any hybrid voting machines certified by the State Board of Election should be constructed so that it is physically impossible for additional marks to be mechanically added to the ballot once it has been cast by a voter. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one amends paragraph u of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the election law to require that any voting machine certified by the State Board of Elections should be constructed so that the paper path into the ballot box is physically separate from the printer path.
2019-S6733 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6733 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 20, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MYRIE -- 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 construction of voting machines' ballot boxes THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the election law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, are amended and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows: s. permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the require- ments of section 203 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973aa-1a) such that it must have the capacity to display the full ballot in the alternative languages required by the federal Voting Rights Act if such voting machine or system is to be used where such alternative languages are required or where the local board deems such feature necessary; [and] t. not include any device or functionality potentially capable of externally transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via radio waves or via other wireless means[.]; AND U. BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT THE PAPER PATH INTO THE BALLOT BOX IS PHYS- ICALLY SEPARATE FROM ANY PRINTER-FUNCTION PAPER PATH, SO THAT IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A BALLOT TO PASS UNDER A PRINTER HEAD AFTER IT IS CAST BY A VOTER. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13202-01-9
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