senate Bill S8782

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring municipalities with the highest population in each county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.359
substituted for a8610b
Jul 22, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.963
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 15, 2020 committee discharged and committed to elections
referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8782
13
6
committee
13
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S8782
6
1
committee
6
Aye
1
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (1)

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S8782 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8610
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L

S8782 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires municipalities with the highest population in each county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting.

S8782 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8782 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8782

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  munici-
  palities  with  the highest population in each county to have at least
  one polling place designated for early voting

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 8-600 of the
election law, as added by chapter 6 of the laws of 2019, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (a)  The  board  of elections shall designate polling places for early
voting, which may include the offices of the  board  of  elections,  for
persons  to  vote  early pursuant to this title; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT
THE MUNICIPALITY WITH THE HIGHEST POPULATION IN EACH COUNTY BASED ON THE
LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS SHALL HAVE AT LEAST  ONE  POLLING  PLACE
DESIGNATED FOR EARLY VOTING, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE IF SUCH MUNI-
CIPALITY  HAS  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING PLACE SHALL BE
SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. There shall be so  designated
at  least  one  early  voting  polling place for every full increment of
fifty thousand registered voters in each county; provided, however,  the
number  of early voting polling places in a county shall not be required
to be greater than [seven] TEN UNLESS REQUIRED BY ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, and a county with fewer than fifty thousand voters  shall  have  at
least one early voting polling place.
  § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2021.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13799-06-0

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