assembly Bill A4333

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to additional days of voting as a result of emergencies

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2022 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 16, 2022 ordered to third reading rules cal.183
rules report cal.183
reported
May 10, 2022 reported referred to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Feb 01, 2021 referred to election law

A4333 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5804
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-108, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10277
2017-2018: A4073, S8625
2019-2020: A1612, S2754

A4333 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes additional days of voting as a result of emergencies; includes state of emergency.

A4333 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   4333
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to additional days of
   voting as a result of emergencies
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. This act shall be known as the "emergency response restora-
 tion of the electoral process act".
   §  2.  Legislative  Declaration. The legislature finds there is a need
 for an orderly process known in advance to  remedy  disruptions  to  the
 electoral calendar created by emergency circumstances. Because the elec-
 toral  machinery in a democracy is so important it must not be disturbed
 or delayed lightly.  Only the most exigent of circumstances can  justify
 resorting to the remedies provided by this act.
   §  3.  Section  3-108  of  the election law, subdivision 5 as added by
 chapter 394 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
   § 3-108. Disaster; additional day for voting. 1.  A  county  board  of
 elections,  or  the state board of elections with respect to an election
 conducted in a district in the jurisdiction  of  more  than  one  county
 board  of  elections, may determine that, as the direct consequence of a
 fire, earthquake, tornado, explosion, power failure,  act  of  sabotage,
 enemy attack or other disaster[, less than twenty-five per centum of the
 registered  voters  of  any city, town or village, or if the city of New
 York, or any county therein, actually voted in any general election]  OR
 STATE  OF  EMERGENCY,  THE ABILITY OF VOTERS TO VOTE HAS BECOME, OR WILL
 IMMINENTLY BECOME, IMPOSSIBLE AND SUCH IMPOSSIBILITY CANNOT BE MITIGATED
 DURING THE SCHEDULED COURSE OF VOTING. Such a determination by a  county
 board  of  elections  shall be subject to approval by the state board of
 elections. If the state board of elections makes such  a  determination,
 it  shall notify the [board] BOARDS of elections having jurisdiction [in
 that county] OVER THAT ELECTION that an additional day of election shall
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.