senate Bill S5188

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to changes to the entrance and exit of polling places

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 07, 2020 signed chap.232
Sep 25, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 20, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.177
substituted for a8257
Feb 11, 2020 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2020 1st report cal.257
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 18, 2019 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 03, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2019 1st report cal.902
Apr 15, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S5188
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 21, 2020

aye wr (1)

May 29, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S5188
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

S5188 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8257
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-104, El L

S5188 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the making of any change, alteration or modification to any entrance to or exit from a polling place unless such change, alteration or modification is necessary to maintain public safety due to the occurrence of an emergency, and requires the posting of signage in relation to such change, alteration or modification.

S5188 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5188
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 15, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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 changes to the entrance
   and exit of polling places
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8-104 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 263 of the laws  of  2003,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  The  American  flag  shall be kept displayed at each polling place
 throughout the election. Facsimile ballots,  voter  information  posting
 and distance markers shall not be taken down, torn or defaced during the
 election. While the polls are open no person shall do any electioneering
 within  the polling place, or in any public street, within a one hundred
 foot radial measured from the entrances designated by the inspectors  of
 election,  to such polling place or within such distance in any place in
 a public manner; and no political  banner,  button,  poster  or  placard
 shall be allowed in or upon the polling place or within such one hundred
 foot  radial. While the polls are open no person shall consume any alco-
 holic beverages within the polling place. WHILE THE POLLS  ARE  OPEN  NO
 PERSON SHALL MAKE ANY CHANGE, ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION TO ANY ENTRANCE
 TO  OR  EXIT  FROM  THE  POLLING PLACE UNLESS SUCH CHANGE, ALTERATION OR
 MODIFICATION ALLOWS FOR INCREASED ACCESS FOR PERSONS  WITH  DISABILITIES
 OR  IS  NECESSARY  TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY DUE TO THE OCCURRENCE OF AN
 EMERGENCY. ANY SUCH CHANGE, ALTERATION OR MODIFICATION SHALL BE  CLEARLY
 MARKED ON SIGNAGE PLACED ADJACENT TO THE FORMER ENTRANCE OR EXIT.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. Effective immediately the
 addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation necessary
 for the implementation of this act on its effective date are  authorized
 to be made on or before such date.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10312-01-9

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