assembly Bill A7478

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.260
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1360
substituted for s6855
referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 01, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.246
rules report cal.246
reported
May 19, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 10, 2021 referred to election law

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A7478 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6855
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-100 & 2-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10434, S7466
2013-2014: A6856, S3285
2015-2016: A4189, S4560, S7072
2017-2018: A5576, S2794
2019-2020: A6093, S546

A7478 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections; increases number on county committee.

A7478 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7478
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CUSICK, JACOBSON -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to increasing the number
   of registrants an election district may contain with the  approval  of
   the county board of elections; authorizes increase of county committee

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph a of  subdivision  3  of  section  4-100  of  the
 election  law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended
 to read as follows:
   a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
 partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
 five  thousand  or  more inhabitants and is wholly within one town, or a
 county legislative,  assembly,  senatorial  or  congressional  district.
 Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
 boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
 boundaries of those political subdivisions mentioned in this  paragraph,
 must  be  streets,  rivers, railroad lines or other permanent character-
 istics of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person  without
 the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
 shall  contain  not  more than nine hundred fifty registrants (excluding
 registrants in inactive status) or, with  the  approval  of  the  county
 board  of  elections,  not more than [eleven hundred fifty] TWO THOUSAND
 registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
 district may be divided for the convenience of the voters.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2-104 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
   1. The county committee of each party  shall  be  constituted  by  the
 election  in  each  election district within such county of at least two
 members and of such additional members[, not in excess of two,]  as  the
 rules  of  the  county  committee  of the party within the county or the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.