senate Bill S211C

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voter notification of special elections

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  • Delivered to Governor
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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 06, 2019 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 amended on third reading 211c
May 29, 2019 amended on third reading 211b
May 20, 2019 amended on third reading 211a
Apr 10, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 08, 2019 1st report cal.370
Jan 09, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S211
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Absent
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Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

aye wr (1)

Co-Sponsors

S211 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6733, A8393

S211 - 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.

S211 - Sponsor Memo

S211 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   211

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. BENJAMIN -- 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 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.

Co-Sponsors

S211A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6733, A8393

S211A - 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.

S211A - Sponsor Memo

S211A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 211--A
    Cal. No. 370

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BENJAMIN,  GAUGHRAN,  SERRANO  --  read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Elections  -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first
  and second report, ordered to a third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in 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.  TO  THE  EXTENT PRACTICABLE, SUCH INFORMATION
SHALL ALSO  BE  PUBLICLY  DISSEMINATED  TO  LOCAL  GOVERNMENTS,  MUNICI-
PALITIES,  AND  COMMUNITY  BOARDS  FOR  PUBLICATION ON ANY PUBLIC-FACING
INTERNET WEBSITE, WEB APPLICATION, WEB DOMAIN  OR  DIGITAL  APPLICATION,
INCLUDING  A  SOCIAL  NETWORK OR SEARCH ENGINE. If constitutional amend-
ments, 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

Co-Sponsors

S211B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6733, A8393

S211B - 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.

S211B - Sponsor Memo

S211B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 211--B
    Cal. No. 370

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. BENJAMIN, CARLUCCI, GAUGHRAN, SERRANO -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections -- reported favorably from  said  committee,  ordered  to
  first  and  second  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, amended and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of  third  reading
  --  again  amended  and  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in 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. TO  THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  SUCH  INFORMATION
SHALL  ALSO  BE MADE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, MUNICIPALITIES, AND
COMMUNITY BOARDS FOR PUBLICATION ON ANY PUBLIC-FACING INTERNET  WEBSITE,
WEB  APPLICATION,  WEB DOMAIN OR DIGITAL APPLICATION, INCLUDING A SOCIAL
NETWORK OR SEARCH ENGINE. 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

Co-Sponsors

S211C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A837
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6733, A8393

S211C (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.

S211C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S211C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 211--C
    Cal. No. 370

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BENJAMIN,  CARLUCCI, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN, SERRANO --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee on Elections -- reported favorably from said committee,
  ordered to first and  second  report,  ordered  to  a  third  reading,
  amended  and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining its place in the order of
  third reading -- again amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining  its
  place  in  the  order  of  third  reading -- again amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in 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,

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