senate Bill S5199

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides that election workers shall be given special ballots as soon as such ballots are printed

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Current Bill Status Via A202 - 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
Sep 13, 2019 signed chap.257
delivered to governor
Jun 13, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.713
substituted for s5199
Jun 13, 2019 substituted by a202
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.713
Apr 16, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S5199
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 14, 2019

excused (1)

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S5199 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A202
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §11-302, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A3750
2015-2016: A2086
2017-2018: S4119, A79

S5199 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the board of elections to provide special ballots to board of election employees anytime up to the close of polls on election day.

S5199 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5199 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5199

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. METZGER -- 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  special  ballots  for
  board of elections employees

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

  Section 1. Section 11-302 of the election law, as amended  by  chapter
163 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  §  11-302.  Special  ballots for board of election employees. A person
who is an employee of the board of elections or who has  been  appointed
to  serve as an inspector of elections, poll clerk or election coordina-
tor at a polling place other than the one at which he or she  is  regis-
tered to vote, may deliver to the inspectors of election of the election
district in which he or she is registered, or to the board of elections,
at  any  time  during the period in which an application for an absentee
ballot may be so delivered pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, a
written statement that he or she will be unable to appear at the polling
place for such election district on the day of an election  because  his
or  her  duties  as  an  employee of such board or as an inspector, poll
clerk or election coordinator require him or her to  be  elsewhere.  The
board of elections shall provide such voter a special ballot [not earli-
er than two weeks before the election and not later than] ANY TIME PRIOR
TO  the  close  of  the polls on election day, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT THE
DISTRIBUTION OF SUCH BALLOTS TO SUCH VOTERS SHALL  BE  TIMED  TO  AFFORD
SUCH  VOTERS  SUFFICIENT TIME TO CAST SUCH BALLOTS PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF
THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY.  Such cast ballots may  be  delivered  to  an
office  of  such  board  of  elections or to any board of inspectors not
later than the close of the polls on election day. Such ballots shall be
retained at the board of elections and cast and  canvassed  pursuant  to
the provisions of section 9-209 of this chapter.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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