assembly Bill A10169A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Permits absentee voting in the event of an imminent, impending or urgent threat resulting from a disease outbreak

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 28, 2020 print number 10169a
May 28, 2020 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 24, 2020 referred to election law

A10169 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

A10169 - Summary

Authorizes absentee voting where a voter is unable or averse to appear personally at the polling place because of an imminent, impending or urgent threat resulting from a disease outbreak, including but not limited to, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A10169 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10169

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law, in relation to permitting absentee
  voting in the event of an imminent, impending or urgent threat result-
  ing from a disease outbreak; and providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-400  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter 63 of the laws of 2010 and paragraph (c) as amended
by chapter 375 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  chapter
if,  on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board of
elections, primary election, special election, general election  or  New
York  city  community  school  board  district or city of Buffalo school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a) absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a  resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b)  unable  to appear personally at the polling place of the election
district in which he or she is a qualified voter because of  illness  or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals  who  are  ill  or physically disabled, or because he or she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c) a resident or patient of a veterans health  administration  hospi-
tal; or
  (d)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than
a felony, provided that he or she is qualified to vote in  the  election
district of his or her residence[.]; OR
  (E)  UNABLE OR AVERSE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY AT THE POLLING PLACE OF THE
ELECTION DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS A QUALIFIED VOTER BECAUSE OF  AN
IMMINENT,  IMPENDING OR URGENT THREAT RESULTING FROM A DISEASE OUTBREAK,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19).

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A10169A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

A10169A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes absentee voting where a voter is unable or averse to appear personally at the polling place because of an imminent, impending or urgent threat resulting from a disease outbreak, including but not limited to, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

A10169A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10169--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on  Election  Law  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  permitting  absentee
  voting in the event of an imminent, impending or urgent threat result-
  ing  from  a  disease  outbreak;  and providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8-400 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010 and paragraph (c)  as  amended
by chapter 375 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
if, on the occurrence of any village election conducted by the board  of
elections,  primary  election, special election, general election or New
York city community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school
district election, he or she expects to be:
  (a)  absent from the county of his or her residence, or, if a resident
of the city of New York absent from said city; or
  (b) unable to appear personally at the polling place of  the  election
district  in  which he or she is a qualified voter because of illness or
physical disability or duties related to the primary care of one or more
individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
will be or is a patient in a hospital; or
  (c)  a  resident or patient of a veterans health administration hospi-
tal; or
  (d) absent from his or her voting  residence  because  he  or  she  is
detained  in  jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial, or
confined in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other  than
a  felony,  provided that he or she is qualified to vote in the election
district of his or her residence[.]; OR
  (E) UNABLE OR AVERSE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY AT THE POLLING PLACE OF  THE
ELECTION  DISTRICT IN WHICH HE OR SHE IS A QUALIFIED VOTER BECAUSE OF AN

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