senate Bill S8917A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the time period during which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an application for such ballot is received by the board of elections

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 26, 2020 print number 8917a
Aug 26, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Aug 14, 2020 referred to rules

S8917 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-406, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S516

S8917 - Summary

Relates to the time period during which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an application for such ballot is received by the board of elections.

S8917 - Sponsor Memo

S8917 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8917
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 the time period  during
   which  absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an applica-
   tion for such ballot is received by the board of elections
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  8-406 of the election law, as amended by chapter
 296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
   § 8-406. Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall  find  that
 the  applicant  is a qualified voter of the election district containing
 his OR HER residence as stated in his OR HER statement and that  his  OR
 HER  statement  is sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable after it
 shall have determined his OR HER right thereto, mail to him OR HER at an
 address designated by him OR HER, or deliver to him OR HER,  or  to  any
 person  designated  for  such  purpose  in writing by him OR HER, at the
 office of the board, such an absentee voter's ballot or set  of  ballots
 and  an envelope therefor. SUCH MAILING OR DELIVERY SHALL OCCUR NO LATER
 THAN THE FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION IF THE  APPLICA-
 TION WAS RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AT LEAST SIXTY DAYS BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION;  AND  IF  THE  APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AFTER THE
 SIXTIETH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, BUT NO LATER THAN THE THIR-
 TIETH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, THE BOARD SHALL MAIL OR DELIV-
 ER THE ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHIN FOUR DAYS OF RECEIVING THE ABSENTEE BALLOT
 APPLICATION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AFTER  THE
 THIRTIETH  DAY  BEFORE  THE  DAY  OF THE ELECTION, BUT NO LATER THAN THE
 FIFTEENTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, THE BOARD  SHALL  MAIL  OR
 DELIVER  THE ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHIN THREE DAYS OF RECEIVING THE ABSENTEE
 BALLOT APPLICATION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS  RECEIVED  BY  THE  BOARD
 AFTER  THE FIFTEENTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, THE BOARD SHALL
 MAIL OR DELIVER THE ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHIN TWO  DAYS  OF  RECEIVING  THE
 ABSENTEE  BALLOT  APPLICATION.  If  the ballot or ballots are to be sent
 outside of the United States to a country other than Canada  or  Mexico,
 such  ballot or ballots shall be sent by air mail. However, if an appli-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S8917A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-406, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S516

S8917A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the time period during which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an application for such ballot is received by the board of elections.

S8917A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8917A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8917--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 14, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the time period during
   which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an  applica-
   tion for such ballot is received by the board of elections
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 8-406 of the election law, as  amended  by  chapter
 296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
   §  8-406.  Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall find that
 the applicant is a qualified voter of the election  district  containing
 his  OR  HER residence as stated in his OR HER statement and that his OR
 HER statement is sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable  after  it
 shall have determined his OR HER right thereto, mail to him OR HER at an
 address  designated  by  him OR HER, or deliver to him OR HER, or to any
 person designated for such purpose in writing by  him  OR  HER,  at  the
 office  of  the board, such an absentee voter's ballot or set of ballots
 and an envelope therefor. SUCH MAILING  OR  DELIVERY  AT  THE  BOARD  OF
 ELECTIONS  SHALL  OCCUR NO LATER THAN THE FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY
 OF THE ELECTION IF THE APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE  BOARD  AT  LEAST
 SIXTY  DAYS  BEFORE  THE DAY OF THE ELECTION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS
 RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AFTER THE SIXTIETH  DAY  BEFORE  THE  DAY  OF  THE
 ELECTION,  BUT  NO  LATER THAN THE FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION, THE BOARD SHALL MAIL OR DELIVER AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  THE
 ABSENTEE BALLOT NO LATER THAN THE FORTY-SECOND DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION;  AND  IF  THE  APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AFTER THE
 FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, BUT NO  LATER  THAN  THE
 THIRTIETH  DAY  BEFORE  THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, THE BOARD SHALL MAIL OR
 DELIVER AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHIN  FOUR  DAYS
 OF RECEIVING THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS
 RECEIVED  BY  THE  BOARD  AFTER  THE THIRTIETH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION, BUT NO LATER THAN THE FIFTEENTH DAY  BEFORE  THE  DAY  OF  THE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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