senate Bill S4378A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Makes provisions regarding the designation of polling places on college campuses

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (25)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2020 amended on third reading 4378a
Jan 27, 2020 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recommitted to ways and means
substitution reconsidered
recalled from assembly
Jan 23, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.218
substituted for a5661
Jan 09, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.136
substituted for a5661
Jun 05, 2019 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2019 1st report cal.901
Mar 11, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

view votes

Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S4378
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

nay (2)

Jan 9, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S4378
12
5
committee
12
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

May 29, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S4378
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show committee vote details

Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4378 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5661
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104, 4-100 & 8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2003, A3430, A9386
2011-2012: S1851, A2162
2013-2014: S888, A1116
2015-2016: S1412, A2806
2017-2018: S3092, A5949, A10840

S4378 - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

S4378 - Sponsor Memo

S4378 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4378

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PARKER, GIANARIS -- 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  the  boundaries  of
  election districts and the designation of polling places

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

  Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  4-100  of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
as follows:
  a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
five  thousand  or  more  inhabitants and is wholly within one town, THE
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, or
a county legislative, assembly, senatorial  or  congressional  district.
Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
boundaries of those political subdivisions  AND  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
PROPERTIES  mentioned  in this paragraph, must be streets, rivers, rail-
road lines or other permanent characteristics of the landscape which are
clearly visible to any person without the need to use any  technical  or
mechanical device. An election district shall contain not more than nine

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

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5661
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-104, 4-100 & 8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2003, A3430, A9386
2011-2012: S1851, A2162
2013-2014: S888, A1116
2015-2016: S1412, A2806
2017-2018: S3092, A5949, A10840

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that whenever a contiguous property of a college or university contains three hundred or more registrants, the polling place designated for such election district shall be on such contiguous property or at a location approved by the college or university.

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4378A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4378--A
    Cal. No. 1

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PARKER, BRESLIN, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS, LIU, MAY, MONT-
  GOMERY,  PERSAUD, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee  on  Rules -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to a
  third reading,  passed  by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the  Assembly,
  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored to 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  the  boundaries  of
  election districts and the designation of polling places

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

  Section 1. Section 4-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
  5-A.  WHENEVER  A  CONTIGUOUS  PROPERTY  OF  A  COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY
CONTAINS THREE HUNDRED OR MORE  REGISTRANTS  (EXCLUDING  REGISTRANTS  IN
INACTIVE  STATUS)  WHO  ARE  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, THE POLLING PLACE DESIGNATED FOR  SUCH  REGISTRANTS
SHALL  BE  ON  SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OR AT A LOCATION APPROVED BY THE
COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.
  § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section  4-100  of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read
as follows:
  a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
five  thousand  or  more  inhabitants and is wholly within one town, THE
CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY OF A COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY  WHICH  CONTAINS  THREE
HUNDRED  OR  MORE REGISTRANTS (EXCLUDING REGISTRANTS IN INACTIVE STATUS)
WHO ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AT AN ADDRESS ON SUCH CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY, or
a county legislative, assembly, senatorial  or  congressional  district.

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

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.