senate Bill S6302A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires notice of ensuing election's date and time to be in bold type

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Current Bill Status Via A1385 - 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.200
Sep 25, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.790
substituted for s6302a
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a1385b
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.790
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jun 14, 2019 print number 6302a
Jun 14, 2019 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 03, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6302A
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (1)

Jul 21, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6302A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6302 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1385
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-117, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3549
2011-2012: A3173
2013-2014: A4490
2015-2016: A6658
2017-2018: A2826

S6302 - Summary

Requires the board of elections to print in bold type the date and time of all upcoming primary and general elections on address verification notices sent out prior to elections.

S6302 - Sponsor Memo

S6302 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6302

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the notice of the  days
  and hours for voting in primary and general elections

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 4-117  of  the  election  law,  as
separately  amended  by chapters 3 and 5 of the laws of 2019, is amended
to read as follows:
  1. The board of elections, not less than sixty-five days nor more than
seventy days before the primary election in each  year,  shall  send  by
mail on which is endorsed such language designated by the state board of
elections  to  ensure  postal  authorities  do not forward such mail but
return it to the board of elections with forwarding information, when it
cannot be delivered as addressed and which contains a request  that  any
such  mail  received  for persons not residing at the address be dropped
back in the mail, a communication, in a form approved by the state board
of elections, to every registered voter who has been registered  without
a  change  of  address since the beginning of such year, except that the
board of elections shall not be required to send such communications  to
voters  in  inactive status. The communication shall notify the voter IN
BOLD PRINT OF AT LEAST SIXTEEN POINT FONT CONTAINED IN  SUCH  NOTICE  of
the  days  and  hours  of the ensuing primary and general elections, the
place where he or she appears by his or her registration records  to  be
entitled  to  vote,  AND  ALSO  IN OTHER THAN BOLD TYPE OF the fact that
voters who have moved or will have moved from  the  address  where  they
were last registered must either notify the board of elections of his or
her  new address or vote by paper ballot at the polling place for his or
her new address even if such voter has not re-registered,  or  otherwise
notified the board of elections of the change of address. If the primary
will not be held on the first Tuesday after the second Monday in Septem-

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

Co-Sponsors

S6302A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1385
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-117, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3549
2011-2012: A3173
2013-2014: A4490
2015-2016: A6658
2017-2018: A2826

S6302A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to print in bold type the date and time of all upcoming primary and general elections on address verification notices sent out prior to elections.

S6302A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6302A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6302--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the notice of the days
  and hours for voting in primary and general elections

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 4-117 of the election law, as
separately amended by chapters 3 and 5 of the laws of 2019,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  1. The board of elections, not less than sixty-five days nor more than
seventy  days  before  the  primary election in each year, shall send by
mail on which is endorsed such language designated by the state board of
elections to ensure postal authorities do  not  forward  such  mail  but
return it to the board of elections with forwarding information, when it
cannot  be  delivered as addressed and which contains a request that any
such mail received for persons not residing at the  address  be  dropped
back in the mail, a communication, in a form approved by the state board
of  elections, to every registered voter who has been registered without
a change of address since the beginning of such year,  except  that  the
board  of elections shall not be required to send such communications to
voters in inactive status. The communication shall notify the  voter  IN
BOLD PRINT CONTAINED IN SUCH NOTICE of the days and hours of the ensuing
primary  and general elections, the place where he or she appears by his
or her registration records to be entitled to vote, AND  ALSO  IN  OTHER
THAN BOLD TYPE OF the fact that voters who have moved or will have moved
from  the address where they were last registered must either notify the
board of elections of his or her new address or vote by paper ballot  at
the  polling place for his or her new address even if such voter has not
re-registered, or otherwise notified  the  board  of  elections  of  the

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

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