Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 20, 2020||
referred to elections
Senate Bill S7785
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-S7785 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S7785 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7785 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the misde- meanor of interfering in the election process by electronic means PURPOSE: This legislation creates the crime of interfering in the election proc- ess by electronic means. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 17-158 of the election law to create the crime of interfering in the election process by electronic means. Specifically when a person with intent to interfere in an election places or causes to be place multiple calls, texts, emails, faxes, or application commu- nications, with the goal of obstructing, preventing, or interfering with either the reporting of poll results, receipt of poll results, communi-
2019-S7785 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7785 I N S E N A T E February 20, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAPLAN -- 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 establishing the misde- meanor of interfering in the election process by electronic means THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 17-158 to read as follows: § 17-158. INTERFERING IN THE ELECTION PROCESS BY ELECTRONIC MEANS. ANY PERSON WHO, WITH INTENT TO INTERFERE WITH AN ELECTION, PLACES OR CAUSES TO BE PLACED, MULTIPLE CALLS BY TELEPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR SENDS OR CAUSES TO BE SENT, MULTIPLE MESSAGES BY TEXT, EMAIL, FAX, COMPUTER APPLICATION, TABLET APPLICATION, TELEPHONE APPLICATION OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF, TO OBSTRUCT, PREVENT OR INTERFERE WITH: 1. THE REPORTING OF POLL RESULTS BY ANY POLLING PLACE; 2. THE RECEIPT OF POLL RESULTS BY A LOCAL OR STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; 3. THE ABILITY OF A POLITICAL OR PARTY ORGANIZATION TO PLACE CALLS OR SEND MESSAGES USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO VOTE; OR 4. THE ABILITY OF A POLITICAL OR PARTY ORGANIZATION TO PLACE CALLS OR SEND MESSAGES USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ARRANGING TRANSPORTATION FOR PEOPLE TO OR FROM THEIR POLLING PLACE, IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR. § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15383-02-0
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