senate Bill S516

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the time period during which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an application for such ballot is received by the board of elections

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.5
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S516
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S516
14
6
committee
14
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S516 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-406, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8917

S516 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the time period during which absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an application for such ballot is received by the board of elections.

S516 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S516 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    516
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 the time period  during
   which  absentee ballots shall be mailed or delivered after an applica-
   tion for such ballot is received by the board of elections
 
   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 OR HER residence as stated in his OR HER statement and that  his  OR
 HER  statement  is sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable after it
 shall have determined his OR HER right thereto, mail to him OR HER at an
 address designated by him OR HER, or deliver to him OR HER,  or  to  any
 person  designated  for  such  purpose  in writing by him OR HER, at the
 office of the board, such an absentee voter's ballot or set  of  ballots
 and  an  envelope  therefor.  SUCH  MAILING  OR DELIVERY AT THE BOARD OF
 ELECTIONS SHALL OCCUR NO LATER THAN THE FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE  THE  DAY
 OF  THE  ELECTION  IF THE APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY THE BOARD AT LEAST
 SIXTY DAYS BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION; AND IF  THE  APPLICATION  WAS
 RECEIVED  BY  THE  BOARD  AFTER  THE  SIXTIETH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION, BUT NO LATER THAN THE FORTY-SIXTH DAY BEFORE THE  DAY  OF  THE
 ELECTION,  THE BOARD SHALL MAIL OR DELIVER AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE
 ABSENTEE BALLOT NO LATER THAN THE FORTY-SECOND DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE
 ELECTION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS RECEIVED BY  THE  BOARD  AFTER  THE
 FORTY-SIXTH  DAY  BEFORE  THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, BUT NO LATER THAN THE
 THIRTIETH DAY BEFORE THE DAY OF THE ELECTION, THE BOARD  SHALL  MAIL  OR
 DELIVER  AT  THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE ABSENTEE BALLOT WITHIN FOUR DAYS
 OF RECEIVING THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION; AND IF THE APPLICATION WAS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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