senate Bill S116

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes no school shall serve as a polling place

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2019 referred to elections

S116 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7410
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-104, El L

S116 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes no polling place shall be located on the premises of any public or private elementary or secondary school or a school for preschool children.

S116 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S116 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   116

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing no  school
  shall serve as a polling place

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 4-104  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by chapter 694 of the laws of 1989, is amended and a new subdi-
vision 7-a is added to read as follows:
  3. A building exempt from taxation shall be used whenever possible  as
a  polling  place if it is situated in the same or a contiguous election
district, and may contain as many distinctly separate polling places  as
public  convenience  may require. The expense, if any, incidental to its
use, shall be paid like the expense of other places of registration  and
voting. [If a board or body empowered to designate polling places choos-
es  a public school building for such purpose, the board or agency which
controls such building must make available  a  room  or  rooms  in  such
building which are suitable for registration and voting and which are as
close  as  possible  to  a convenient entrance to such building and must
make available any such room or rooms which the board or body  designat-
ing  such  building  determines  are  accessible  to physically disabled
voters as provided in subdivision one-a.] Notwithstanding the provisions
of any general, special or local law, if a board or  body  empowered  to
designate  polling  places chooses a publicly owned or leased building[,
other than a public school building,] for such  purposes  the  board  or
body which controls such building must make available a room or rooms in
such  building  which are suitable for registration and voting and which
are as close as possible to a convenient entrance to such building,  and
must  make  available  any  such  room  or rooms which the board or body
designating such building determines are accessible to physically  disa-

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

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