Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 11, 2020
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8902
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8902 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8902 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8902 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To allow local Boards of Elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations to provide voters with a convenient alternative option to submit their absentee ballots. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Section 8-414 to the Election Law to authorize local Boards of Elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations and direct the State Board of Elections to promulgate regu- lations to implement the provisions of the section.
2019-S8902 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8902 I N S E N A T E August 11, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, MAY -- 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 authorizing boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations 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 8-414 to read as follows: § 8-414. ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOXES. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS TITLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) "ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOX" SHALL MEAN A SECURE RECEPTACLE ESTAB- LISHED BY A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHEREBY AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MARKED BY A VOTER PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-410 OF THIS TITLE MAY BE RETURNED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY OR CITY OF THE VOTER'S RESIDENCE; AND (B) "ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION" SHALL MEAN A LOCATION CONSIST- ING OF A SECURED ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOX AT WHICH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MARKED BY A VOTER PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-410 OF THIS TITLE MAY BE RETURNED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY OR CITY OF THE VOTER'S RESIDENCE. 2. EACH BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO ESTABLISH ONE OR MORE ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATIONS AS A MEANS FOR THE DELIVERY OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS MARKED BY A VOTER TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF THE COUNTY OR CITY OF THE VOTER'S RESIDENCE. EACH SUCH BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE LOCATION OF EVERY SUCH ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP- OFF LOCATION BY POSTING SUCH INFORMATION ON ITS WEBSITE NO LATER THAN THE DAY THE ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP-OFF LOCATION IS ESTABLISHED. 3. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS AND MAY PROMULGATE EMERGENCY REGU- LATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE LOCATION, CHAIN OF CUSTODY, PICK-UP TIMES, PROPER LABELING, AND SECURITY OF ABSENTEE BALLOT DROP BOXES ESTABLISHED BY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. § 2. Section 8-410 of the election law, as amended by chapter 352 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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