senate Bill S6923A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the number of early voting polling sites

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 09, 2020 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.6
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 06, 2020 print number 6923a
Jan 06, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Dec 20, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 9, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S6923A
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 9, 2020

nay (2)

Jan 9, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S6923A
12
5
committee
12
Aye
5
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)

S6923 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9792
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S6923 - Summary

Relates to the number of early voting poll sites in certain cities and towns and requires, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.

S6923 - Sponsor Memo

S6923 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6923

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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 number  of  polling
  sites for early voting in certain cities and towns

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-600  of  the
election  law,  as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is amended to
read as follows:
  (a) The board of elections shall designate polling  places  for  early
voting,  which  may  include  the offices of the board of elections, for
persons to vote early pursuant to this title. There shall be  so  desig-
nated  at  least one early voting polling place for every full increment
of fifty thousand registered voters in each county;  provided,  however,
the  number  of  early  voting  polling  places in a county shall not be
required to be greater than [seven] TEN UNLESS  REQUIRED  BY  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION  OF  LAW,  and  a county with fewer than fifty thousand voters
shall have at least one early voting polling place.
  IN CITIES OR TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN  ONE  HUNDRED  THOU-
SAND,  BUT  LESS  THAN ONE MILLION BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL
CENSUS, THERE SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE FOR EVERY
FULL INCREMENT OF FIFTY THOUSAND PERSONS IN SUCH CITIES AND TOWNS  BASED
ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF
EARLY  VOTING  POLLING  PLACES  IN  EACH SUCH CITY AND TOWN SHALL NOT BE
REQUIRED TO BE GREATER THAN ELEVEN, AND TO THE  EXTENT  PRACTICABLE,  IF
SUCH  CITIES  OR  TOWNS  HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING
PLACES SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14367-03-9

Co-Sponsors

S6923A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9792
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S6923A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the number of early voting poll sites in certain cities and towns and requires, where practicable, that such sites shall be situated along public transportation routes.

S6923A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6923A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6923--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            December 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. MARTINEZ -- 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 number of polling
  sites for early voting in certain cities and towns

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the
election law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  The  board  of elections shall designate polling places for early
voting, which may include the offices of the  board  of  elections,  for
persons  to  vote early pursuant to this title. There shall be so desig-
nated at least one early voting polling place for every  full  increment
of  fifty  thousand registered voters in each county; provided, however,
the number of early voting polling places  in  a  county  shall  not  be
required  to  be  greater  than [seven] TEN UNLESS REQUIRED BY ANY OTHER
PROVISION OF LAW, and a county with fewer  than  fifty  thousand  voters
shall have at least one early voting polling place.
  IN  CITIES  OR  TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOU-
SAND, BUT LESS THAN ONE MILLION BASED ON THE  LATEST  FEDERAL  DECENNIAL
CENSUS, THERE SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE FOR EVERY
FULL INCREMENT OF FIFTY THOUSAND REGISTERED VOTERS IN EACH SUCH CITY AND
TOWN;  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE NUMBER OF EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES IN
EACH SUCH CITY AND TOWN SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE GREATER THAN ELEVEN,
AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, IF  SUCH  CITIES  OR  TOWNS  HAVE  PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES, SUCH POLLING PLACES SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH
TRANSPORTATION ROUTES.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14367-04-0

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