senate Bill S6805

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2020 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.4
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Oct 25, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6805
5
0
committee
5
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

aye wr (2)

Jan 9, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6805
13
4
committee
13
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Rules Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

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S6805 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7369

S6805 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications; provides that no such communications shall be displayed if advised by the United States Department of Transportation or any of its agencies that the display of such information will interfere with federal law or regulation or result in the reduction of federal aid highway funds.

S6805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6805

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 25, 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 highway law, in  relation  to  authorizing  variable
  message  signs  placed  within the right of way of highways to display
  certain voting related communications

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

  Section  1.  The highway law is amended by adding a new section 332 to
read as follows:
  § 332. VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS; VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS. (A)  THE
COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED, OR PERMIT TO BE
PLACED  PERMANENT OR PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF
WAY OF ANY HIGHWAY OVER WHICH HE OR  SHE  HAS  JURISDICTION,  DISPLAYING
VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
  (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
PRIOR  TO  THE  RESPECTIVE  DEADLINE  FOR A STATEWIDE PRIMARY OR GENERAL
ELECTION; AND
  (II) NOTICE OF ANY STATEWIDE GENERAL, PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR
ANY STATEWIDE PUBLIC OFFICE, BEGINNING THREE DAYS PRIOR TO AND INCLUDING
ELECTION DAY.
  (B) PROVIDED THAT IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH STATE OR FEDERAL  LAW  OR
REGULATION,  ANY  POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE HAVING JURISDICTION
OVER ANY HIGHWAY IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED,  OR  PERMIT
TO  BE  PLACED  PERMANENT  OR PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS DISPLAYING
VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF  SUCH  HIGHWAY,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
  (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
PRIOR  TO  THE  RESPECTIVE  DEADLINE  FOR A STATEWIDE PRIMARY OR GENERAL
ELECTION; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14043-01-9

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