assembly Bill A1044

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballots

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Jan 07, 2021 referred to election law

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A1044 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S909
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-406, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A2180
2017-2018: A1777
2019-2020: A2327, S8004

A1044 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide a return postage guaranteed envelope with absentee ballots.

A1044 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   1044
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, L. ROSENTHAL, COOK, ABINAN-
   TI, D. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, BARNWELL, SIMON, RICHARDSON, FRONTUS,  RAMOS,
   DE LA ROSA, BARRON, CRUZ, SEAWRIGHT, PERRY, FERNANDEZ -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to absentee ballots

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 8-406 of the election law, as  amended  by  chapter
 296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
   §  8-406.  Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall find that
 the applicant is a qualified voter of the election  district  containing
 his  residence  as  stated  in  his  statement and that his statement is
 sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable after it shall have  deter-
 mined his right thereto, mail to him at an address designated by him, or
 deliver  to him, or to any person designated for such purpose in writing
 by him, at the office of the board, such an absentee voter's  ballot  or
 set  of  ballots and [an] A RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED envelope therefor.
 If the ballot or ballots are to be sent outside of the United States  to
 a  country  other than Canada or Mexico, such ballot or ballots shall be
 sent by air mail. However, if an applicant who is eligible for an absen-
 tee ballot is a resident of a facility operated or licensed by, or under
 the jurisdiction of, the department of mental hygiene, or a resident  of
 a facility defined as a nursing home or residential health care facility
 pursuant  to  subdivisions  two  and three of section two thousand eight
 hundred one of the public health law, or a resident  of  a  hospital  or
 other  facility  operated  by the Veteran's Administration of the United
 States, such absentee ballot need not be so mailed or delivered  to  any
 such  applicant  but,  may  be  delivered  to  the  voter  in the manner
 prescribed by section 8-407 of this [chapter] TITLE if such facility  is
 located in the county or city in which such voter is eligible to vote.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.