senate Bill S2301B

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides protections against illegal voter purging

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
Jun 11, 2019 amended on third reading 2301b
May 29, 2019 amended on third reading 2301a
Apr 10, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 08, 2019 1st report cal.371
Jan 23, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S2301
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

S2301 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3334
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-117, 8-502, 8-504, 8-508, 8-510 & 17-108, add §8-503, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8654, A6587

S2301 - Summary

Provides protections against illegal voter purging.

S2301 - Sponsor Memo

S2301 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2301

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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  providing  protections
  against illegal voter purging

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

  Section 1. Section 4-117 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  ANY PERSON, OTHER THAN AN ELECTION OFFICER, WHO MAILS OR CAUSES TO
BE MAILED, BETWEEN AUGUST FIRST AND DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF ANY  CALEN-
DAR  YEAR, ANY FIRST CLASS NON-FORWARDABLE MAIL, WHERE SUCH PERSON KNOWS
OR REASONABLY  SHOULD  KNOW  THAT  SUCH  NON-FORWARDABLE  MAIL:  (A)  IS
INTENDED  TO  BE  DELIVERED  TO A REGISTERED VOTER OR VOTER REGISTRATION
APPLICANT; AND (B) MAY BE USED BY A CHALLENGER, OTHER THAN  AN  ELECTION
OFFICER,  ON  ELECTION  DAY  TO CHALLENGE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A VOTER,
SHALL FILE WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS OF SUCH MAILING, A DUPLICATE COPY OF
SUCH NON-FORWARDABLE MAIL, A DUPLICATE COPY OF NAMES  AND  ADDRESSES  TO
WHICH   SUCH  NON-FORWARDABLE  MAIL  WAS  SENT,  AND  A  COMPLETED  FORM
PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE FAILURE TO  COMPLY  WITH
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE PUNISHABLE AS A MISDEMEANOR.
  §  2.  Section 8-502 of the election law, as amended by chapter 373 of
the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  § 8-502. Challenges; generally. 1. Before his OR HER vote is  cast  at
an election any person may be challenged as to his OR HER right to vote,
IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, or his OR HER right
to vote by absentee, military, special federal or  special  presidential
ballot. Such challenge may be made by an inspector or clerk, by any duly
appointed  watcher,  or  by any registered voter properly in the polling
place IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  2. An inspector shall challenge every person offering to vote, whom he
OR SHE shall know or suspect is not entitled to vote  in  the  district,

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

S2301A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3334
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-117, 8-502, 8-504, 8-508, 8-510 & 17-108, add §8-503, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8654, A6587

S2301A - Summary

Provides protections against illegal voter purging.

S2301A - Sponsor Memo

S2301A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2301--A
    Cal. No. 371

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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 providing protections
  against illegal voter purging

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

  Section  1.  Section  4-117 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4. ANY PERSON, OTHER THAN AN ELECTION OFFICER, WHO PAYS FOR, MAILS  OR
CAUSES  TO  BE  MAILED,  ANY MAIL, WHERE SUCH PERSON KNOWS OR REASONABLY
SHOULD KNOW THAT SUCH MAIL: (A) IS INTENDED TO BE DELIVERED TO A  REGIS-
TERED  VOTER  OR  VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICANT; AND (B) MAY BE USED BY A
CHALLENGER, OTHER THAN AN ELECTION OFFICER, TO CHALLENGE THE  QUALIFICA-
TIONS  OF  A  VOTER, SHALL FILE WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WITHIN
TWO BUSINESS DAYS OF SUCH MAILING, A DUPLICATE  COPY  OF  SUCH  MAIL,  A
DUPLICATE COPY OF NAMES AND ADDRESSES TO WHICH SUCH MAIL WAS SENT, AND A
COMPLETED  FORM  PRESCRIBED  BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.  SUCH FORM
SHALL CONTAIN: THE FULL NAME, RESIDENCE AND BUSINESS  ADDRESS,  AND  THE
NAME  OF  THE EMPLOYER OF THE PERSON WHO PAYS FOR, MAILS OR CAUSES TO BE
MAILED THE MAILING; THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PIECES OF SUCH MAIL; AND A
STATEMENT CERTIFYING THE ACCURACY OF SUCH DUPLICATE COPIES  AND  OF  THE
INFORMATION  CONTAINED IN THE COMPLETE FORM.  THE FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL CREATE A PRESUMPTION THAT  SUCH
MAIL SHALL NOT BE USED TO CHALLENGE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A VOTER.
  §  2.  Section 8-502 of the election law, as amended by chapter 373 of
the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  § 8-502. Challenges; generally. 1. Before his OR HER vote is  cast  at
an election any person may be challenged as to his OR HER right to vote,

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

S2301B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3334
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-117, 8-502, 8-504, 8-508, 8-510 & 17-108, add §8-503, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8654, A6587

S2301B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides protections against illegal voter purging.

S2301B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2301B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2301--B
    Cal. No. 371

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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  providing  protections
  against illegal voter purging

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

  Section 1. Section 4-117 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  ANY PERSON, OTHER THAN AN ELECTION OFFICER, WHO PAYS FOR, MAILS OR
CAUSES TO BE MAILED, ANY MAIL, WHERE SUCH  PERSON  KNOWS  OR  REASONABLY
SHOULD  KNOW THAT SUCH MAIL: (A) IS INTENDED TO BE DELIVERED TO A REGIS-
TERED VOTER OR VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICANT; AND (B) MAY BE  USED  BY  A
CHALLENGER,  OTHER THAN AN ELECTION OFFICER, TO CHALLENGE THE QUALIFICA-
TIONS OF A VOTER, SHALL FILE WITH THE STATE BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  WITHIN
TWO  BUSINESS  DAYS  OF  SUCH  MAILING, A DUPLICATE COPY OF SUCH MAIL, A
DUPLICATE COPY OF NAMES AND ADDRESSES TO WHICH SUCH MAIL WAS SENT, AND A
COMPLETED FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.    SUCH  FORM
SHALL  CONTAIN:  THE  FULL NAME, RESIDENCE AND BUSINESS ADDRESS, AND THE
NAME OF THE EMPLOYER OF THE PERSON WHO PAYS FOR, MAILS OR CAUSES  TO  BE
MAILED THE MAILING; THE APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF PIECES OF SUCH MAIL; AND A
STATEMENT  CERTIFYING  THE  ACCURACY OF SUCH DUPLICATE COPIES AND OF THE
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE COMPLETE FORM.  THE FAILURE TO COMPLY  WITH
THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL CREATE A PRESUMPTION THAT SUCH
MAIL SHALL NOT BE USED TO CHALLENGE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A VOTER.
  § 2. Section 8-502 of the election law, as amended by chapter  373  of
the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:

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

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