Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to elections
|Jan 06, 2021||
referred to elections
Senate Bill S466
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S466 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S466 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S466 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to certain absentee ballots received by a board of elections that do not bear or display a dated postmark PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to not disenfranchise voters simply because a postmark is missing from an absentee ballot envelope, recognizing that what is most important is the timely receipt of absentee ballots by a board of elections. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1, 2 and 3 provide that absentee ballots received by the board of elections no later than seven days following the day of an election shall be deemed timely mailed or delivered if the ballot bears a time stamp of the receiving board of elections indicating receipt by such
2021-S466 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 466 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, LIU, MAY, RAMOS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to certain absentee ballots received by a board of elections that do not bear or display a dated postmark THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8-412 of the election law, as amended by chapter 140 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: 1. The board of elections shall cause all absentee ballots received by it before the close of the polls on election day and all ballots contained in envelopes [showing a cancellation mark of] SUBMITTED TO the United States postal service or a foreign country's postal service, or [showing a dated endorsement of receipt by] another agency of the United States government, with a date which is ascertained to be not later than the day of the election and received by such board of elections not later than seven days following the day of election to be cast and counted. For purposes of this section, any absentee ballot received by the board of elections by mail that does not bear or display a dated postmark shall be presumed to have been timely mailed or delivered if such ballot bears a time stamp of the receiving board of elections indi- cating receipt by such board on the day after the election. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL AFFIX TO EACH ABSENTEE BALLOT ENVELOPE A UNIQUE BAR CODE THAT PERMITS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS TO ASCERTAIN THE DATE UPON WHICH AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IS SUBMITTED TO THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE OR A FOREIGN COUNTRY'S POSTAL SERVICE, OR ANOTHER AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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