|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 23, 2020||referred to elections|
senate Bill S8120
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S8120 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Elections
- Law Section:
S8120 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8120 Revised 3/27/20 SPONSOR: METZGER TITLE OF BILL: An act relating to the establishment of voting by mail in the case of a natural disaster or state of emergency PURPOSE OF THE BILL: This bill provides for an alternative to in-person voting in the case of a state of emergency, such as a disease outbreak or natural disaster. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the unconsolidated law to require the State Board of Elections to create a plan by May 1, 2020, for the establishment and use of voting by mail for elections in the case of a natural disaster or state of emergency. Section 2 establishes the effective date.
S8120 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8120 I N S E N A T E March 23, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. METZGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT relating to the establishment of voting by mail in the case of a natural disaster or state of emergency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state board of elections shall, by May 1, 2020, create a plan that provides for the establishment and use of voting by mail for elections in the case of a natural disaster or state of emergency. Such plan shall otherwise comply with all provisions of the election law. For purposes of this section, "voting by mail" shall mean an election for which all eligible voters receive ballots by mail and vote by mail- ing those ballots, depositing the ballots at, as applicable, drop-off locations or voter service and polling centers, or, as applicable, by voting at a voter service and polling center. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15987-01-0
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