senate Bill S5314

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to time allowed for employees of schools to vote

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Apr 25, 2019 referred to elections

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S5314 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7837
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-110, El L

S5314 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to time allowed for employees of schools to vote; provides that such employees shall only be eligible for time off to vote if the employee does not have 4 consecutive non-working hours either before the polls open or before the polls close.

S5314 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5314 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5314

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 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  time  allowed  for
  employees of schools to vote

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-110  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  section  1 of part YY of chapter 55 of the laws of 2019, is
amended to read as follows:
  1. A registered voter may, without loss of pay for up to three  hours,
take  off  so much working time as will enable him or her to vote at any
election PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT EMPLOYEES OF PUBLIC  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS,
CHARTER  SCHOOLS,  NONPUBLIC  SCHOOLS,  AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCA-
TIONAL SERVICES SHALL ONLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH TIME OFF IF THE EMPLOYEE
DOES NOT HAVE FOUR CONSECUTIVE  NON-WORKING  HOURS  EITHER  BETWEEN  THE
OPENING  OF  THE POLLS AND THE BEGINNING OF HIS OR HER WORKING SHIFT, OR
BETWEEN THE END OF HIS OR HER WORKING  SHIFT  AND  THE  CLOSING  OF  THE
POLLS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11315-01-9

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