assembly Bill A6075A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to provision of interpreters at poll sites in certain cities

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 17, 2019 print number 6075b
Jun 17, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jun 06, 2019 print number 6075a
Jun 06, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Feb 26, 2019 referred to election law

Co-Sponsors

A6075 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

A6075 - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

A6075 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6075

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE, CYMBROWITZ -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to provision of interpret-
  ers at certain poll sites

  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  8-110
to read as follows:
  §  8-110. BOARDS OF ELECTIONS; PROVISION OF INTERPRETERS. 1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS
FOR  EACH  COUNTY  SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE AT LEAST ONE INTERPRETER
FOR EACH OF THE SIX MOST COMMON LANGUAGES  SPOKEN  BY  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  RESIDING IN SUCH COUNTY AT ALL POLL SITES
THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING  AGE  RESI-
DENTS  WITH  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY.  THE SIX MOST COMMON LIMITED
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGES, AS WELL AS THE VOTING DISTRICTS  WITH  AT
LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, SHALL
BE  DETERMINED  BY  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT
UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA OR AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE DATA,  WHICHEVER
IS MORE RECENT, AND BEGINNING ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO,
SUCH DATA SHALL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO YEARS. UNLESS AN ELECTION DISTRICT
HAS AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
WHO  SPEAK  ONE  OF  THE SIX COMMON LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RESIDING IN SUCH COUNTY, AN INTERPRETER  FOR
SUCH  LANGUAGE  SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION
DISTRICT.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE NEW  YORK
CITY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR
ALL LANGUAGES  THAT  ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGES  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  23-1101  OF  THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AT
ALL POLL SITES THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT  WITH  AT  LEAST  FIFTY

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

Co-Sponsors

A6075A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

A6075A - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

A6075A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6075--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE, CYMBROWITZ -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  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 provision of interpret-
  ers at poll sites in certain cities

  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 8-110
to read as follows:
  § 8-110. BOARD OF ELECTIONS; PROVISION OF INTERPRETERS.   1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN
A  CITY  WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,
PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR ALL LANGUAGES  THAT  ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGES  PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1101 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE
CITY OF NEW YORK OR OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTE  AT  ALL  POLL  SITES  THAT
CONTAIN  AN  ELECTION  DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WHOSE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGE  IS  A  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE.  THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE MADE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA OR AMERICAN  COMMU-
NITY  SERVICE  DATA,  WHICHEVER IS MORE RECENT, AND BEGINNING ON JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, SUCH DATA SHALL BE  REVIEWED  EVERY  TWO
YEARS.  UNLESS  AN ELECTION DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESI-
DENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY WHO SPEAK  A  SPECIFIC  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE,  AN  INTERPRETER  FOR  SUCH  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGE  SHALL NOT BE
REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION DISTRICT.
  2. ALL INTERPRETERS PROVIDED BY  A  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
INSIDE THE POLL SITE. ANY INTERPRETER WHO ENGAGES  IN  ANY  ACTIVITY  IN
VIOLATION  OF  SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 8-104 OF THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE
IMMEDIATELY RELIEVED OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS AN INTERPRETER.

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

Co-Sponsors

A6075B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

A6075B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

A6075B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6075--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE, CYMBROWITZ -- read once and referred to
  the  Committee  on Election Law -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to provision of interpret-
  ers at poll sites in certain cities

  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 8-110
to read as follows:
  § 8-110. BOARD OF ELECTIONS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE
OF ANY CITY WITH A POPULATION OF  ONE  MILLION  OR  MORE;  PROVISION  OF
INTERPRETERS.  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY,
ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION  OF  ONE  MILLION  OR
MORE  SHALL,  AT  A MINIMUM, PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR ALL LANGUAGES THAT
ARE DESIGNATED CITY-WIDE LANGUAGES PURSUANT TO SECTION  23-1101  OF  THE
ADMINISTRATIVE  CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTE
AT ALL POLL SITES THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST  FIFTY
VOTING  AGE  RESIDENTS  WHOSE  LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGE IS A
DESIGNATED CITY-WIDE LANGUAGE. THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITH AT LEAST  FIFTY
VOTING  AGE  RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE MADE BY
THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT UNITED  STATES  CENSUS
DATA  OR  AMERICAN  COMMUNITY SURVEY DATA, WHICHEVER IS MORE RECENT, AND
BEGINNING ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, SUCH DATA SHALL  BE
REVIEWED EVERY TWO YEARS. UNLESS AN ELECTION DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST FIFTY
VOTING  AGE  RESIDENTS  WITH  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  WHO SPEAK A
SPECIFIC CITY-WIDE LANGUAGE, AN INTERPRETER FOR SUCH CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGE
SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION DISTRICT.
  2.  ALL  INTERPRETERS  PROVIDED  BY  A  BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE  TO  THE  PUBLIC

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

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