senate Bill S5129

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to instituting additional ballot accountability practices

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Current Bill Status Via A7123 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.736
substituted for s5129
May 22, 2019 substituted by a7123
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.736
May 07, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Apr 10, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Finance committee Vote

S5129
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S5129
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

excused (1)

S5129 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7123
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7-105, El L

S5129 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to instituting additional ballot accountability practices.

S5129 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5129 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5129

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 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 instituting  additional
  ballot accountability practices

  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  7-105
to read as follows:
  §  7-105.  BALLOT ACCOUNTABILITY. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS CHAPTER REQUIRING BALLOTS TO INCLUDE A NUMBERED STUB SEPARATED FROM
THE BALLOT BY A LINE OF PERFORATIONS, SUCH NUMBERED STUBS SHALL  NOT  BE
REQUIRED  IF  THE  BOARD OF ELECTIONS IMPLEMENTS A BALLOT ACCOUNTABILITY
PROCESS AS PRESCRIBED BY THE NEW YORK STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHICH (I)
ACCOUNTS FOR THE NUMBER OF EACH BALLOT STYLE RECEIVED  BY  THE  ELECTION
INSPECTORS,  (II)  RETAINS  A  RUNNING  COUNT OF BALLOTS DISTRIBUTED AND
SPOILED WHICH WOULD PERMIT AN INTERIM RECONCILIATION AT ANY TIME  DURING
VOTING;  AND  (III)  PROVIDES  FOR BALLOT RECONCILIATION AT THE CLOSE OF
POLLS TO VERIFY THAT THE NUMBER OF  BALLOTS  DISTRIBUTED  TO  VOTERS  OR
SPOILED  WHEN  ADDED  TO  UNVOTED  BALLOTS  EQUALS THE NUMBER OF BALLOTS
RECEIVED BY THE INSPECTORS FOR THE ELECTION.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  CHAPTER  REQUIRING  THAT  A
BALLOT  CONSISTING  OF  TWO OR MORE SHEETS BE PROVIDED TO THE VOTER AS A
SINGLE BALLOT DIVIDED BY A LINE OF PERFORATIONS, SUCH PERFORATED BALLOTS
SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED AND SUCH BALLOT MAY BE PROVIDED TO  THE  VOTER  AS
SEPARATE,  UNCONNECTED SHEETS PROVIDED: (I) THE BALLOTS CLEARLY INFORM A
VOTER THAT THE VOTER MUST RECEIVE THE NUMBER OF BALLOT SHEETS THE  VOTER
IS  ENTITLED TO, SPECIFYING SUCH NUMBER, AND (II) EACH SUCH BALLOT SHEET
SHALL BE PROMINENTLY LABELED AS "BALLOT SHEET (HERE INSERT THE NUMBER OF
THE BALLOT SHEET) OF (HERE INSERT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SHEETS  COMPRISING
THE BALLOT)."

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11127-01-9

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