senate Bill S508A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes computer generated registration lists; relates to the list of supplies to be delivered to poll sites

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2019 advanced to third reading
amended 508a
Feb 05, 2019 2nd report cal.
Feb 04, 2019 1st report cal.99
Jan 09, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Feb 4, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S508
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1
committee
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Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Feb 4, 2019

nay (1)

S508 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2070
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6581, A8608
2017-2018: S2788, A5547

S508 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes counties to employ computer generated registration lists; updates the list of supplies to be delivered to poll sites.

S508 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S508 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   508

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  authorizing  computer
  generated  registration  lists; in relation to the list of supplies to
  be delivered to poll sites

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

  Section  1.  Section  1-104 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 38 to read as follows:
  38. "COMPUTER GENERATED REGISTRATION LIST" MEANS A  PRINTED  OR  ELEC-
TRONIC  LIST  OF  VOTERS  IN  ALPHABETICAL  ORDER  FOR A SINGLE ELECTION
DISTRICT OR POLL SITE, GENERATED FROM A COMPUTER REGISTRATION  FILE  FOR
EACH  ELECTION  AND CONTAINING FOR EACH VOTER LISTED, A FACSIMILE OF THE
SIGNATURE OF THE VOTER. SUCH A LIST MAY BE IN A SINGLE VOLUME OR IN MORE
THAN ONE VOLUME. THE LIST MAY BE UTILIZED IN PLACE OF REGISTRATION  POLL
RECORDS,  TO  ESTABLISH  A  PERSON'S  ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE IN THE POLLING
PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 4-128 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 125 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The board of elections of each county shall provide  the  requisite
number  of  official  and facsimile ballots, two cards of instruction to
voters in the form prescribed by the state board of elections, at  least
one  copy of the instruction booklet for inspectors, a sufficient number
of maps, street finders or other descriptions  of  all  of  the  polling
places  and election districts within the political subdivision in which
the polling place is located to enable the election inspectors and  poll
clerks  to determine the correct election district and polling place for
each street address within the political subdivision in which the  poll-
ing  place is located, distance markers, tally sheets and return blanks,
pens, [black ink, or ball point pens with black  ink,]  pencils  [having

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Co-Sponsors

S508A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2070
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6581, A8608
2017-2018: S2788, A5547

S508A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes counties to employ computer generated registration lists; updates the list of supplies to be delivered to poll sites.

S508A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S508A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 508--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 read-
  ing

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  authorizing  computer
  generated  registration  lists; in relation to the list of supplies to
  be delivered to poll sites

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

  Section  1.  Section  1-104 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 38 to read as follows:
  38. "COMPUTER GENERATED REGISTRATION LIST" MEANS A  PRINTED  OR  ELEC-
TRONIC  LIST  OF  VOTERS  IN  ALPHABETICAL  ORDER  FOR A SINGLE ELECTION
DISTRICT OR POLL SITE, GENERATED FROM A COMPUTER REGISTRATION  FILE  FOR
EACH  ELECTION  AND CONTAINING FOR EACH VOTER LISTED, A FACSIMILE OF THE
SIGNATURE OF THE VOTER. SUCH A LIST MAY BE IN A SINGLE VOLUME OR IN MORE
THAN ONE VOLUME. THE LIST MAY BE UTILIZED IN PLACE OF REGISTRATION  POLL
RECORDS,  TO  ESTABLISH  A  PERSON'S  ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE IN THE POLLING
PLACE ON ELECTION DAY.
  (A) THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  SHALL  PROMULGATE  MINIMUM  SECURITY
STANDARDS  FOR ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ANY NETWORK OR SYSTEM TO WHICH
THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE IS CONNECTED, THAT IS USED TO STORE  OR  OTHERWISE
ACCESS A COMPUTER GENERATED REGISTRATION LIST, AND SHALL ALSO PROMULGATE
A LIST OF DEVICES THAT ARE APPROVED FOR USE. NO LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS
SHALL  BE  PERMITTED  TO  USE  SUCH  A  DEVICE UNLESS THE STATE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS HAS PREVIOUSLY APPROVED THE DEVICE FOR USE AND  HAS  CERTIFIED
THAT  THE  NETWORK OR SYSTEM TO WHICH THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE IS CONNECTED
IS COMPLIANT WITH THE MINIMUM SECURITY STANDARDS.

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

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