assembly Bill A8597A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 11, 2020 print number 8597a
May 11, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Sep 13, 2019 referred to election law

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A8597 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L

A8597 - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A8597 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8597

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, BUCHWALD, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTT-
  FRIED,  PICHARDO,  REYES,  RIVERA,  SAYEGH, MONTESANO -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to construction of  voting
  machines' ballot boxes

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the
election law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005,  are  amended
and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows:
  s.  permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the require-
ments of section 203 of  the  Voting  Rights  Act  of  1965  (42  U.S.C.
1973aa-1a)  such  that  it  must  have  the capacity to display the full
ballot in the alternative  languages  required  by  the  federal  Voting
Rights  Act  if  such  voting machine or system is to be used where such
alternative languages are required or where the local board  deems  such
feature necessary; [and]
  t.  not  include  any  device  or functionality potentially capable of
externally transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via  radio
waves or via other wireless means[.]; AND
  U.  BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT THE PAPER PATH INTO THE BALLOT BOX IS PHYS-
ICALLY SEPARATE FROM ANY PRINTER-FUNCTION PAPER  PATH,  SO  THAT  IT  IS
PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR A BALLOT TO PASS UNDER A PRINTER HEAD AFTER IT
IS CAST BY A VOTER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13202-01-9

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A8597A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L

A8597A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A8597A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8597--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, BUCHWALD, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTT-
  FRIED,  PICHARDO,  REYES,  RIVERA,  SAYEGH, MONTESANO, MOSLEY, D'URSO,
  SIMON, COOK, DeSTEFANO, BLAKE, EPSTEIN -- read once  and  referred  to
  the  Committee  on  Election  Law  --  recommitted to the Committee on
  Election Law in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to construction of voting
  machines and systems

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the
election  law,  as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, are amended
and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows:
  s. permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the  require-
ments  of  section  203  of  the  Voting  Rights  Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C.
1973aa-1a) such that it must have  the  capacity  to  display  the  full
ballot  in  the  alternative  languages  required  by the federal Voting
Rights Act if such voting machine or system is to  be  used  where  such
alternative  languages  are required or where the local board deems such
feature necessary; [and]
  t. not include any device  or  functionality  potentially  capable  of
externally  transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via radio
waves or via other wireless means[.]; AND
  U. BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT, AFTER THE  PAPER  BALLOT  IS  CAST  BY  THE
VOTER, THE VOTING MACHINE OR SYSTEM NEVER PASSES THE CAST BALLOT UNDER A
PRINTER  THAT  CAN PRINT VOTES ONTO THE BALLOT, INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF
UNAUTHORIZED, MALICIOUS AND/OR FAULTY SOFTWARE AND/OR FIRMWARE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13202-02-0