senate Bill S4036

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to provision of interpreters at poll sites in certain cities

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2019 print number 4036c
Jun 16, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
May 29, 2019 print number 4036b
May 29, 2019 amend and recommit to finance
May 21, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 17, 2019 print number 4036a
Apr 17, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Feb 26, 2019 referred to elections

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May 21, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S4036A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Committee Vote: May 21, 2019

aye wr (2)

S4036 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

S4036 - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

S4036 - Sponsor Memo

S4036 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4036

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 provision of interpret-
  ers at certain poll sites

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  8-110
to read as follows:
  §  8-110. BOARDS OF ELECTIONS; PROVISION OF INTERPRETERS. 1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS
FOR  EACH  COUNTY  SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE AT LEAST ONE INTERPRETER
FOR EACH OF THE SIX MOST COMMON LANGUAGES  SPOKEN  BY  INDIVIDUALS  WITH
LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  RESIDING IN SUCH COUNTY AT ALL POLL SITES
THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING  AGE  RESI-
DENTS  WITH  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY.  THE SIX MOST COMMON LIMITED
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGES, AS WELL AS THE VOTING DISTRICTS  WITH  AT
LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY, SHALL
BE  DETERMINED  BY  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT
UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA OR AMERICAN COMMUNITY SERVICE DATA,  WHICHEVER
IS MORE RECENT, AND BEGINNING ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO,
SUCH DATA SHALL BE REVIEWED EVERY TWO YEARS. UNLESS AN ELECTION DISTRICT
HAS AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY
WHO  SPEAK  ONE  OF  THE SIX COMMON LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY RESIDING IN SUCH COUNTY, AN INTERPRETER  FOR
SUCH  LANGUAGE  SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION
DISTRICT.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE NEW  YORK
CITY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR
ALL LANGUAGES  THAT  ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGES  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION  23-1101  OF  THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AT
ALL POLL SITES THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT  WITH  AT  LEAST  FIFTY

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

Co-Sponsors

S4036A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

S4036A - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

S4036A - Sponsor Memo

S4036A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4036--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- 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 provision of interpret-
  ers at poll sites in certain cities

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-110
to read as follows:
  § 8-110. BOARD OF ELECTIONS; PROVISION OF INTERPRETERS.   1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN
A  CITY  WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,
PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR ALL LANGUAGES  THAT  ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGES  PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1101 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE
CITY OF NEW YORK OR OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTE  AT  ALL  POLL  SITES  THAT
CONTAIN  AN  ELECTION  DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WHOSE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGE  IS  A  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE.  THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE MADE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA OR AMERICAN  COMMU-
NITY  SERVICE  DATA,  WHICHEVER IS MORE RECENT, AND BEGINNING ON JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, SUCH DATA SHALL BE  REVIEWED  EVERY  TWO
YEARS.  UNLESS  AN ELECTION DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESI-
DENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY WHO SPEAK  A  SPECIFIC  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE,  AN  INTERPRETER  FOR  SUCH  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGE  SHALL NOT BE
REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION DISTRICT.
  2. ALL INTERPRETERS PROVIDED BY  A  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
INSIDE THE POLL SITE. ANY INTERPRETER WHO ENGAGES  IN  ANY  ACTIVITY  IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08999-06-9

Co-Sponsors

S4036B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

S4036B - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

S4036B - Sponsor Memo

S4036B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4036--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOUNARDES, MYRIE -- 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 -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to provision of interpret-
  ers at poll sites in certain cities

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-110
to read as follows:
  § 8-110. BOARD OF ELECTIONS; PROVISION OF INTERPRETERS.   1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN
A  CITY  WITH  A  POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE SHALL, AT A MINIMUM,
PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR ALL LANGUAGES  THAT  ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGES  PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1101 OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE
CITY OF NEW YORK OR OTHER APPLICABLE STATUTE  AT  ALL  POLL  SITES  THAT
CONTAIN  AN  ELECTION  DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WHOSE LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY LANGUAGE  IS  A  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE.  THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITH AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESIDENTS
WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE MADE BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS DATA OR AMERICAN  COMMU-
NITY  SURVEY  DATA,  WHICHEVER  IS MORE RECENT, AND BEGINNING ON JANUARY
FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, SUCH DATA SHALL BE  REVIEWED  EVERY  TWO
YEARS.  UNLESS  AN ELECTION DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST FIFTY VOTING AGE RESI-
DENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY WHO SPEAK  A  SPECIFIC  CITY-WIDE
LANGUAGE,  AN  INTERPRETER  FOR  SUCH  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGE  SHALL NOT BE
REQUIRED FOR ANY POLL SITE IN SUCH ELECTION DISTRICT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08999-08-9

Co-Sponsors

S4036C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6075
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8-110, El L

S4036C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections in cities with a population of one million or more to provide at least one interpreter for all languages that are designated city-wide languages at poll sites that contain an election district with at least fifty voting age residents whose limited English proficiency language is a designated city-wide language.

S4036C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4036C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4036--C

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GOUNARDES, MYRIE -- 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 -- reported favorably from said  commit-
  tee and committed to the Committee on Finance -- committee discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to provision of interpret-
  ers at poll sites in certain cities

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  8-110
to read as follows:
  § 8-110. BOARD OF ELECTIONS, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE
OF  ANY  CITY  WITH  A  POPULATION  OF ONE MILLION OR MORE; PROVISION OF
INTERPRETERS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF LAW TO  THE  CONTRARY,
ANY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  IN A CITY WITH A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR
MORE SHALL, AT A MINIMUM, PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR  ALL  LANGUAGES  THAT
ARE  DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE  LANGUAGES PURSUANT TO SECTION 23-1101 OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK OR OTHER APPLICABLE  STATUTE
AT  ALL POLL SITES THAT CONTAIN AN ELECTION DISTRICT WITH AT LEAST FIFTY
VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WHOSE LIMITED ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  LANGUAGE  IS  A
DESIGNATED  CITY-WIDE LANGUAGE. THE VOTING DISTRICTS WITH AT LEAST FIFTY
VOTING AGE RESIDENTS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SHALL BE  MADE  BY
THE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS BASED UPON THE MOST RECENT UNITED STATES CENSUS
DATA OR AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY DATA, WHICHEVER IS  MORE  RECENT,  AND
BEGINNING  ON JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY-TWO, SUCH DATA SHALL BE
REVIEWED EVERY TWO YEARS. UNLESS AN ELECTION DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST FIFTY
VOTING AGE RESIDENTS  WITH  LIMITED  ENGLISH  PROFICIENCY  WHO  SPEAK  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08999-12-9

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