senate Bill S8130D

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to permitting electronic application for absentee ballots

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 07, 2020 signed chap.91
Jun 05, 2020 delivered to governor
May 28, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.49
substituted for a10516a
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 27, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.644
May 25, 2020 print number 8130d
May 25, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 24, 2020 print number 8130c
May 24, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to elections
May 20, 2020 print number 8130b
May 20, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
May 19, 2020 print number 8130a
May 19, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
Mar 24, 2020 referred to elections

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S8130 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10516
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

S8130 - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

S8130 - Sponsor Memo

S8130 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8130

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 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 voting

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of
the election law, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of
1988,  and paragraph (d) as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of
the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  (c) All applications must be mailed  OR  DELIVERED  to  the  board  of
elections  not later than [the seventh day] TWO DAYS before the election
for which a ballot is first requested or delivered  to  such  board  not
later than the day before such election.
  (d)  The  board  of  elections  shall mail an absentee ballot to every
qualified voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot, who requests  such
an  absentee ballot from such board of elections in writing in a letter,
ELECTRONIC MAIL, telefax indicating the address, phone  number  and  the
telefax  number  from which the writing is sent or other written instru-
ment, which is [signed by the  voter  and]  received  by  the  board  of
elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than [the seventh
day]  TWO  DAYS  before  the  election  for  which  the  ballot is first
requested and which states the address where the voter is registered and
the address to which the ballot is to be mailed;  provided,  however,  a
military  voter  may  request  a  military  ballot or voter registration
application or an absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in
subdivision three of  section  10-106  of  this  chapter;  and  provided
further, a special federal voter may request a special federal ballot or
voter  registration  application  or an absentee ballot application in a
letter as provided in paragraph d of subdivision one of  section  11-202
of this chapter. The board of elections shall enclose with such ballot a
form  of  application for absentee ballot if the applicant is registered
with such board of elections.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8130A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10516
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

S8130A - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

S8130A - Sponsor Memo

S8130A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8130--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, CARLUCCI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, MAY, MAYER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voting

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of
the election law, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of
1988,  and paragraph (d) as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of
the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  (c) All applications must be mailed to  the  board  of  elections  not
later  than  [the seventh day] FIVE DAYS before the election for which a
ballot is first requested or delivered to such board not later than  the
day before such election.
  (d)  The  board  of  elections  shall mail an absentee ballot to every
qualified voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot,  [who]  WHEN  SUCH
VOTER requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
writing  in  a  letter, ELECTRONIC MAIL, telefax indicating the address,
phone number and the telefax number from which the writing  is  sent  or
other written instrument, which is [signed by the voter and] received by
the board of elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than
[the  seventh day] FIVE DAYS before the election for which the ballot is
first requested and which states the address where the voter  is  regis-
tered  and  the  address  to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided,
however, a military voter may request a military ballot or voter  regis-
tration  application  or  an  absentee ballot application in a letter as
provided in subdivision three of section 10-106  of  this  chapter;  and
provided  further, a special federal voter may request a special federal
ballot or voter registration application or an absentee ballot  applica-
tion  in  a  letter  as  provided  in  paragraph d of subdivision one of
section 11-202 of this chapter. The board  of  elections  shall  enclose
with such ballot a form of application for absentee ballot if the appli-
cant is registered with such board of elections.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8130B - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10516
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

S8130B - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

S8130B - Sponsor Memo

S8130B - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8130--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, CARLUCCI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, MAY, MAYER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voting

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of
the election law, paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 321 of the laws of
1988,  and paragraph (d) as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of
the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows:
  (c) All applications must be mailed to  the  board  of  elections  not
later  than  [the seventh day] FIVE DAYS before the election for which a
ballot is first requested or delivered to such board not later than  the
day before such election.
  (d)  The  board  of  elections  shall mail an absentee ballot to every
qualified voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot,  [who]  WHEN  SUCH
VOTER requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
writing  in  a  letter, ELECTRONIC MAIL, telefax indicating the address,
phone number and the telefax number from which the writing  is  sent  or
other written instrument, which is [signed by the voter and] received by
the board of elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than
[the  seventh day] FIVE DAYS before the election for which the ballot is
first requested and which states the address where the voter  is  regis-
tered  and  the  address  to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided,
however, a military voter may request a military ballot or voter  regis-
tration  application  or  an  absentee ballot application in a letter as
provided in subdivision three of section 10-106  of  this  chapter;  and
provided  further, a special federal voter may request a special federal
ballot or voter registration application or an absentee ballot  applica-
tion  in  a  letter  as  provided  in  paragraph d of subdivision one of
section 11-202 of this chapter. The board  of  elections  shall  enclose

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8130C - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10516
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

S8130C - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

S8130C - Sponsor Memo

S8130C - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8130--C

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, CARLUCCI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, MAY, MAYER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the election law, in relation to absentee voting; and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (d)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-400 of the
election law, as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of  the  laws
of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (d)  The  board  of  elections  shall mail an absentee ballot to every
qualified voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot,  [who]  WHEN  SUCH
VOTER requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
writing  in  a  letter, telefax indicating the address, phone number and
the telefax number from which the  writing  is  sent  or  other  written
instrument, OR AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE VOTER BY ELEC-
TRONIC  MAIL  OR  THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC TRANSMITTAL SYSTEM OR WEB PORTAL
ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR CITY OR COUNTY  BOARD  OF
ELECTIONS,  which  is [signed by the voter and] received by the board of
elections not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than the  seventh
day  before  the  election  for  which the ballot is first requested and
which states the address where the voter is registered and  the  address
to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided, however, a military voter
may  request  a  military ballot or voter registration application or an
absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in subdivision three
of section 10-106 of this  chapter;  and  provided  further,  a  special
federal voter may request a special federal ballot or voter registration
application or an absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in
paragraph  d  of  subdivision one of section 11-202 of this chapter. The

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8130D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10516
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8-400, 8-412, 9-209, 10-114, 11-110 & 11-212, El L

S8130D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits electronic application for absentee ballots and removes requirement that such application be signed by the voter; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration.

S8130D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8130D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8130--D

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  MYRIE,  CARLUCCI, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, MAY, MAYER,
  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Elections -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee -- committee discharged  and  said  bill  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  absentee  voting;  and
  providing for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration there-
  of

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
qualified  voter  otherwise  eligible for such a ballot, [who] WHEN SUCH
VOTER requests [such] an absentee ballot from such board of elections in
writing in a letter, telefax indicating the address,  phone  number  and
the  telefax  number  from  which  the  writing is sent or other written
instrument, OR AN ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE VOTER BY ELEC-
TRONIC MAIL OR THROUGH AN ELECTRONIC TRANSMITTAL SYSTEM  OR  WEB  PORTAL
ESTABLISHED  BY  THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR CITY OR COUNTY BOARD OF
ELECTIONS, which is [signed by the voter and] received by the  board  of
elections  not earlier than the thirtieth day nor later than the seventh
day before the election for which the  ballot  is  first  requested  and
which  states  the address where the voter is registered and the address
to which the ballot is to be mailed; provided, however, a military voter
may request a military ballot or voter registration  application  or  an
absentee ballot application in a letter as provided in subdivision three
of  section  10-106  of  this  chapter;  and provided further, a special

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

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