senate Bill S3045B

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the canvassing of ballots for certain voters

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Current Bill Status Via A1320 - Signed by Governor


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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 20, 2019 approval memo.64
signed chap.717
Dec 19, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.711
substituted for s3045b
Jun 13, 2019 substituted by a1320a
Jun 03, 2019 amended on third reading (t) 3045b
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 3045a
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.711
Feb 01, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S3045
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

nay (1)
excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

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S3045 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1320
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4270, A6817
2015-2016: S4426, A2098
2017-2018: S1265, A7484

S3045 - Summary

Provides that if the board of elections determines that a person was entitled to vote it shall cast and canvass such ballot if such board finds that the voter substantially complied with the requirements of the election law; failure to provide previous address not deemed a fatal defect and ballot cast and counted.

S3045 - Sponsor Memo

S3045 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3045

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, MAYER, RIVERA,
  SEPULVEDA -- 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 affidavits

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (ii) of paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  3  of
section  8-302  of the election law, as separately amended by chapters 3
and 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii) He or she may swear to and subscribe an affidavit stating that he
or she has duly  registered  to  vote,  the  address  in  such  election
district  from which he or she registered, that he or she remains a duly
qualified voter in such election district, that his or her  registration
poll  record  appears  to  be  lost or misplaced or that his or her name
and/or his or her signature was  omitted  from  the  computer  generated
registration  list or such record indicates the voter already voted when
he or she did not do so or that he or she  has  moved  within  New  York
state since he or she last registered, [the address from which he or she
was  previously registered and] the address at which he or she currently
resides, and at a primary election, the party in  which  he  or  she  is
enrolled.  The  inspectors  of election shall offer such an affidavit to
each such voter whose residence address is in  such  election  district.
Each  such  affidavit  shall  SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLY WITH AND be in a form
prescribed by the state board of  elections,  shall  be  printed  on  an
envelope  of  the size and quality used for an absentee ballot envelope,
and shall contain an acknowledgment that the  affiant  understands  that
any false statement made therein is perjury punishable according to law.
Such  form  prescribed  by  the  state  board of elections shall request
information required to register such  voter  should  the  county  board
determine  that  such  voter  is  not registered and shall constitute an
application to register to  vote.  The  voter's  name  and  the  entries

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

Co-Sponsors

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S3045A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1320
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4270, A6817
2015-2016: S4426, A2098
2017-2018: S1265, A7484

S3045A - Summary

Provides that if the board of elections determines that a person was entitled to vote it shall cast and canvass such ballot if such board finds that the voter substantially complied with the requirements of the election law; failure to provide previous address not deemed a fatal defect and ballot cast and counted.

S3045A - Sponsor Memo

S3045A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3045--A
    Cal. No. 711

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, MAYER, RIVERA,
  SEPULVEDA -- 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, amended on  second
  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, and to be reprinted as amended,
  retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to canvass of ballots

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 9-209 of the
election law is amended by adding a new  subparagraph  (v)  to  read  as
follows:
  (V) IF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS DETERMINES THAT A PERSON WAS ENTITLED TO
VOTE  AT  SUCH  ELECTION  IT  SHALL CAST AND CANVASS SUCH BALLOT IF SUCH
BOARD FINDS THAT THE VOTER SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED WITH THE  REQUIREMENTS
OF THIS CHAPTER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02909-03-9

Co-Sponsors

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S3045B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1320
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §9-209, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S4270, A6817
2015-2016: S4426, A2098
2017-2018: S1265, A7484

S3045B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that if the board of elections determines that a person was entitled to vote it shall cast and canvass such ballot if such board finds that the voter substantially complied with the requirements of the election law; failure to provide previous address not deemed a fatal defect and ballot cast and counted.

S3045B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3045B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3045--B
    Cal. No. 711

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. COMRIE, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, MAYER, RIVERA,
  SEPULVEDA -- 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, amended on  second
  report,  ordered  to  a third reading, and to be reprinted as amended,
  retaining its place in the order of third  reading  --  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 canvass of ballots cast
  by certain voters

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 9-209 of the
election law is amended by adding two new subparagraphs (v) and (vi)  to
read as follows:
  (V) IF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS DETERMINES THAT A PERSON WAS ENTITLED TO
VOTE  AT  SUCH ELECTION, THE BOARD SHALL CAST AND CANVASS SUCH BALLOT IF
SUCH BOARD FINDS THAT THE VOTER SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLIED WITH THE REQUIRE-
MENTS OF THIS CHAPTER.
  (VI) IF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS FINDS THAT THE STATEWIDE  VOTER  REGIS-
TRATION  LIST SUPPLIES SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO IDENTIFY A VOTER, FAIL-
URE BY THE VOTER TO INCLUDE ON THE ENVELOPE THE ADDRESS WHERE SUCH VOTER
WAS PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED SHALL NOT BE A  FATAL  DEFECT  AND  THE  BOARD
SHALL CAST AND CANVASS SUCH BALLOT.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02909-04-9

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