senate Bill S3232A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to mailing special ballots to victims of domestic violence

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Current Bill Status Via A219 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 08, 2019 signed chap.150
Aug 05, 2019 delivered to governor
May 14, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.615
substituted for s3232a
May 14, 2019 substituted by a219a
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.615
Apr 12, 2019 print number 3232a
Apr 12, 2019 amend and recommit to elections
Feb 04, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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May 7, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S3232A
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committee
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Aye
0
Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
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Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

excused (1)

S3232 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A219
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-306, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5741, A7009

S3232 - Summary

Provides that the board of elections will mail special ballots to victims of domestic violence with sufficient time to cast such ballot prior to the close of polls.

S3232 - Sponsor Memo

S3232 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3232

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 mailing special ballots
  for victims of domestic violence

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of section 11-306 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 163 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  A  voter  may  deliver  to the board of elections, IN PERSON OR BY
MAIL, at any time during the period in which  absentee  ballot  applica-
tions  may  be delivered, a signed written statement swearing or affirm-
ing:
  (a) that he or she is the victim of domestic violence;
  (b) that he or she has left his  or  her  residence  because  of  such
violence; and
  (c)  that  because  of  the  threat  of  physical or emotional harm to
himself or herself or to family or household members, he or  she  wishes
to  cast  a  special  ballot  in  the  next election. The statement must
include the voter's address of  registration.  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS
SHALL MAIL A SPECIAL BALLOT TO EVERY QUALIFIED VOTER ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH A
BALLOT  WHO  REQUESTS  TO  CAST  SUCH BALLOT BY MAIL, WHOSE STATEMENT IS
RECEIVED BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NOT EARLIER THAN  THE  THIRTIETH  DAY
NOR  LATER THAN THE SEVENTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION FOR WHICH THE BALLOT
IS REQUESTED AND WHICH STATES THE ADDRESS TO WHICH THE BALLOT IS  TO  BE
MAILED.  The  board  of  elections  shall  permit such a voter to cast a
special ballot at an office of such board of elections [not earlier than
one week before the election and] not later than the close of the  polls
on  election day, OR BY MAIL WITHIN THE SAME TIME AND IN THE SAME MANNER
IN WHICH ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE CAST. Such ballots shall be retained at
the board of elections and cast and canvassed pursuant to the provisions
of section 9-209 of this chapter.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S3232A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A219
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-306, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S5741, A7009

S3232A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the board of elections will mail special ballots to victims of domestic violence with sufficient time to cast such ballot prior to the close of polls.

S3232A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3232A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3232--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to mailing special ballots
  for victims of domestic violence

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 11-306 of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  163  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. A voter may deliver to the board of  elections,  IN  PERSON  OR  BY
MAIL,  at  any  time during the period in which absentee ballot applica-
tions may be delivered, a signed written statement swearing  or  affirm-
ing:
  (a) that he or she is the victim of domestic violence;
  (b)  that  he  or  she  has  left his or her residence because of such
violence; and
  (c) that because of the  threat  of  physical  or  emotional  harm  to
himself  or  herself or to family or household members, he or she wishes
to cast a special ballot  in  the  next  election.  The  statement  must
include  the  voter's  address of registration.   The board of elections
shall permit such a voter to cast a special ballot at an office of  such
board  of  elections [not earlier than one week before the election and]
not later than the close of the polls on election day, OR BY MAIL WITHIN
THE SAME TIME AND IN THE SAME MANNER IN WHICH ABSENTEE  BALLOTS  MAY  BE
CAST,  PROVIDED  HOWEVER  THAT  THE DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH BALLOTS TO SUCH
VOTERS SHALL BE TIMED TO AFFORD SUCH VOTERS SUFFICIENT TIME TO CAST SUCH
BALLOTS PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE POLLS ON ELECTION  DAY.  Such  ballots
shall  be  retained  at  the  board  of elections and cast and canvassed
pursuant to the provisions of section 9-209 of this chapter.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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