senate Bill S7237

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to availability of electronic ballot images

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 27, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 23, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 22, 2020 1st report cal.260
Jan 13, 2020 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S7237
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 21, 2020

nay (2)

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-222, El L

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to making electronic ballot images public record upon request.

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7237 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7237

                            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 availability  of  elec-
  tronic ballot images

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  169  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Except as hereinafter provided, removable  memory  cards  or  other
similar  electronic  media  shall remain sealed against reuse until such
time as the information stored on such media has  been  preserved  in  a
manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
board  of elections. Provided, however, that: (I) the information stored
on such MEMORY CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR electronic media and all  the  data
and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
of  competent  jurisdiction  or  may  be  examined at the direction of a
committee of the senate or  assembly  to  investigate  and  report  upon
contested  elections  of members of the legislature voted for by the use
of voting machines utilizing such electronic media  and  such  data  and
such  figures  examined by such committee in the presence of the officer
having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; AND (II) THE
ELECTRONICALLY RENDERED IMAGE OF  EACH  CAST  BALLOT  PRODUCED  BY  EACH
BALLOT SCANNER USED AT AN ELECTION SHALL BE COPIED FROM THE MEMORY CARDS
OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  ELECTRONIC  MEDIA BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NO LATER
THAN ONE WEEK AFTER SUCH ELECTION, AND SUCH COPIED ELECTRONIC IMAGES  OF
CAST BALLOTS SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AVAILABLE
UPON REQUEST.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14761-01-0

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