assembly Bill A10833

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting

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Current Bill Status Via S8015 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 20, 2020 approval memo.4
signed chap.139
Aug 10, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.350
substituted for a10833
Jul 23, 2020 substituted by s8015d
Jul 22, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.350
rules report cal.350
reported
reported referred to rules
Jul 21, 2020 reference changed to ways and means
Jul 19, 2020 referred to election law

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8015D
13
6
committee
13
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S8015D
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

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A10833 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8015
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

A10833 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes absentee voting; defines the term "illness" for the purposes of absentee voting to include instances where a voter is unable to appear personally at the polling place of the election district in which they are a qualified voter because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease causing illness to the voter or to other members of the public.

A10833 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10833
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               July 19, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Dinowitz) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon 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, 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, PROVIDED THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF
 THIS  PARAGRAPH,  "ILLNESS"  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
 INSTANCES  WHERE  A  VOTER IS UNABLE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY AT THE POLLING
 PLACE OF THE ELECTION DISTRICT IN  WHICH  THEY  ARE  A  QUALIFIED  VOTER
 BECAUSE  THERE  IS A RISK OF CONTRACTING OR SPREADING A DISEASE THAT MAY
 CAUSE ILLNESS TO THE VOTER OR TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC; 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.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.