senate Bill S7236

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the timing of the annual check of registrants

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2020 signed chap.21
delivered to governor
Feb 04, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.384
substituted for a9128
Jan 29, 2020 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2020 1st report cal.259
Jan 13, 2020 referred to elections


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Jan 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 21, 2020

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S7236 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4-117, El L

S7236 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the timing of the annual check of registrants.

S7236 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7236 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2020

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 the timing of the annu-
  al check  of  registrants;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  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] EIGHTY-FIVE days
nor more than [seventy] NINETY 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 forward-
ing 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 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, 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 September, the
communication shall contain a conspicuous notice in all capital  letters
and  bold  font notifying the voter of the primary date. If the location
of the polling place for the voter's election district has  been  moved,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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