assembly Bill A837A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voter notification of special elections

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Current Bill Status Via S211 - Signed by Governor


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 25, 2019 signed chap.413
Oct 21, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.377
substituted for a837a
Jun 18, 2019 substituted by s211c
Jun 03, 2019 amended on third reading 837a
May 23, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.377
May 22, 2019 reported
Jan 11, 2019 referred to election law

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Apr 8, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

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Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

A837 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S211
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8393, S6733

A837 - Summary

Relates to voter notification of special elections; provides such notice be posted on the board of elections website not less than two weeks prior to such election.

A837 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   837

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter  notification  of
  special elections

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-120  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  359  of  the  laws  of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The board of elections shall publish once in each of the two  weeks
preceding a general election, or a special or village election conducted
by  the board of elections, a notice specifying the day of the election,
and the public officers to be voted for within such county, or any  part
thereof  at  such  election.    THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL, AS SOON AS
PRACTICABLE, BUT NOT LESS THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY SPECIAL  ELECTION,
PROMINENTLY  DISPLAY  ON ITS WEBSITE THE DATE AND HOURS OF THE ELECTION,
THE OFFICES TO BE VOTED ON IN THE COUNTY, PART OF A COUNTY, OR THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK,  AND A LINK TO ANY POLL SITE INFORMATION OR POLL LOCATION
TOOLS, WHERE AVAILABLE. If constitutional amendments, or  questions  are
to  be submitted to the voters of the state, the notice shall state that
fact and that a copy of each such amendment or question may be  obtained
at  the  board of elections, by any voter.  Such publication shall be in
two newspapers published within the county. If  the  county  contains  a
city  or  cities,  at least one of such newspapers shall be published in
the city, or the largest city, if there be more than one.
  In the case of a village election, such publication shall be made in a
newspaper of general circulation in such village and  shall  include  an
abstract of any proposition to be voted upon at such election.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01752-01-9

Co-Sponsors

A837A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S211
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A8393, S6733

A837A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voter notification of special elections; provides such notice be posted on the board of elections website not less than two weeks prior to such election.

A837A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 837--A
                                                        Cal. No. 377

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. L. ROSENTHAL, JACOBSON, D'URSO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law -- reported from  committee,
  advanced  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
  its place on the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter  notification  of
  special elections

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-120  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  359  of  the  laws  of 1989, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. The board of elections shall publish once in each of the two  weeks
preceding a general election, or a special or village election conducted
by  the board of elections, a notice specifying the day of the election,
and the public officers to be voted for within such county, or any  part
thereof  at  such  election.    THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL, AS SOON AS
PRACTICABLE, BUT NOT LESS THAN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY SPECIAL  ELECTION,
PROMINENTLY  DISPLAY  ON ITS WEBSITE THE DATE AND HOURS OF THE ELECTION,
THE OFFICES TO BE VOTED ON IN THE COUNTY, PART OF A COUNTY, OR THE  CITY
OF  NEW  YORK,  AND A LINK TO ANY POLL SITE INFORMATION OR POLL LOCATION
TOOLS, WHERE AVAILABLE.  SUCH INFORMATION SHALL ALSO BE  MADE  AVAILABLE
TO  LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, MUNICIPALITIES, AND COMMUNITY BOARDS FOR PUBLICA-
TION ON ANY PUBLIC-FACING INTERNET WEBSITE, WEB APPLICATION, WEB  DOMAIN
OR  DIGITAL APPLICATION, INCLUDING A SOCIAL NETWORK OR SEARCH ENGINE, TO
THE EXTENT THAT  SUCH  PUBLICATION  IS  PRACTICABLE.  If  constitutional
amendments, or questions are to be submitted to the voters of the state,
the  notice shall state that fact and that a copy of each such amendment
or question may be obtained at the board of  elections,  by  any  voter.
Such publication shall be in two newspapers published within the county.
If the county contains a city or cities, at least one of such newspapers

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