senate Bill S8131

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring board of inspectors be employees of certain facilities

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Mar 24, 2020 referred to elections

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S8131 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-407, El L

S8131 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring board of inspectors be employees of certain facilities; requires board of inspectors be employees of nursing homes, residential health care facilities, facilities operated or licensed, or under the jurisdiction of, the department of mental hygiene or hospitals or facilities operated by the Veteran's Administration of the United States.

S8131 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8131 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8131

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 24, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  requiring  board  of
  inspectors  be  employees of certain facilities; and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Subdivisions  2, 5 and 7 of section 8-407 of the election
law, as added by chapter 296 of the laws of 1988, are amended and a  new
subdivision 7-a is added to read as follows:
  2.  Such  a  board  of  elections shall appoint, in the same manner as
other inspectors, one or more bi-partisan  boards  of  inspectors,  each
composed of two such inspectors[. Such inspectors may be regular employ-
ees  of  such board of elections] WHO SHALL BE EMPLOYEES OF ANY FACILITY
REFERENCED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION.
  5. The board of elections shall deliver to each  board  of  inspectors
all the absentee ballots in the custody of such board of elections which
are addressed to residents of the facilities which such board of inspec-
tors  is  [assigned  to  attend]  EMPLOYED AT, together with one or more
portable voting booths  of  a  type  approved  by  the  state  board  of
elections  and  such  other  supplies  as  such board of inspectors will
require to discharge its duties properly.
  7. It shall be the duty of each such superintendent, administrator  or
director  to assist the board of inspectors [attending] AT such facility
in the discharge of its duties, including, but  not  limited  to  making
available  to  such board of inspectors space within such facility suit-
able for the discharge of its duties.
  7-A. IN THE EVENT A FACILITY REFUSES TO COMPLY WITH THIS  SECTION  THE
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS MAY MAIL A BALLOT TO EVERY RESIDENT OF SUCH FACILITY
WHO HAS APPLIED FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT OR IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE BY  ABSEN-
TEE BALLOT.
  §  2.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed December 31, 2020.

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

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