assembly Bill A9477

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls

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Mar 07, 2022 referred to election law

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A9477 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7382
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §17-140, El L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
A1346, S616

A9477 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls.

A9477 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9477
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 7, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  furnishing  money  or
   entertainment to induce attendance at polls
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 17-140 of the election law, as amended  by  chapter
 414 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
   §  17-140.  Furnishing  money or entertainment to induce attendance at
 polls.  Any person who directly or indirectly by himself OR  HERSELF  or
 through  any  other  person  in  connection  with  or  in respect of any
 election during the hours of voting on a day of a  general,  special  or
 primary  election  gives or provides, or causes to be given or provided,
 or shall pay, wholly or in part, for any meat, drink, tobacco[, refresh-
 ment] or provision to or for any person,  other  than  persons  who  are
 official  representatives of the board of elections or political parties
 and committees and persons who are engaged as watchers, party  represen-
 tatives  or  workers  assisting  the  candidate,  except any such [meat,
 drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision] ITEM having [a retail value of
 less than one dollar,] A NOMINAL VALUE, INCLUDING BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,
 SNACKS,  WATER,  SOFT DRINKS, OR OTHER REFRESHMENTS which [is] ARE given
 or provided to any person in a polling place OR IN LINE  TO  VOTE  AT  A
 POLLING PLACE without any identification of the person or entity supply-
 ing such provisions, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13221-03-2