senate Bill S8783A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requests for absentee ballots

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Current Bill Status Via A10807 - Delivered to Governor


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 10, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.964
substituted for s8783a
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a10807
ordered to third reading cal.964
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 16, 2020 print number 8783a
Jul 16, 2020 amend and recommit to elections
committee discharged and committed to elections
Jul 15, 2020 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8783A
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

S8783A
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (2)

S8783 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10807
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S8783 - Summary

Relates to requests for absentee ballots; when they may be received.

S8783 - Sponsor Memo

S8783 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8783

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 requests  for  absentee
  ballots

  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 amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2020, 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, when such voter
requests 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 electronic 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  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 chap-
ter; 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 appli-
cant is registered with such board of elections.
  § 2. 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:

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

Co-Sponsors

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S8783A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10807
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-400, El L

S8783A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requests for absentee ballots; when they may be received.

S8783A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8783A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8783--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 15, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged  and  said  bill 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 requests for absentee
  ballots

  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 amended by chapter 91 of the laws of 2020,  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,  when  such  voter
requests 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  electronic  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 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  chap-
ter; 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 appli-
cant is registered with such board of elections.

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

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