senate Bill S5800B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Mar 01, 2022 2nd report cal.
Feb 28, 2022 1st report cal.563
Feb 15, 2022 print number 5800b
Feb 15, 2022 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2022 print number 5800a
Jan 06, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 24, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1056
Mar 18, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Feb 28, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

S5800B
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Feb 28, 2022

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

May 10, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S5800
5
1
committee
5
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

S5800 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4323
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-412, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10407
2017-2018: S4370, A5844
2019-2020: S2800, A5142

S5800 - Summary

Relates to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers; requires the state board of elections to develop and provide to each county materials for a model poll worker training program which the counties may use to train individuals to serve as poll workers in state and county elections.

S5800 - Sponsor Memo

S5800 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5800
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- 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  mandatory  training
   curriculum   for  election  commissioners,  key  staff  of  boards  of
   elections and poll workers

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-213
 to read as follows:
   § 3-213.  BOARDS  OF  ELECTIONS;  MANDATORY  TRAINING  CURRICULUM.  1.
 ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS  AND  SUCH OTHER BOARD OF ELECTIONS EMPLOYEES AS
 DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER
 THEIR FIRST APPOINTMENT COMPLETE A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON  THE  OPERA-
 TION  OF A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHICH SHALL BE PROVIDED BY THE STATE BOARD
 OF ELECTIONS. THE CURRICULUM SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD  OF
 ELECTIONS  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS AND SHALL NOT
 EXCEED THIRTY HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.
   2. ANNUALLY, ELECTION  COMMISSIONERS  AND  OTHER  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS
 EMPLOYEES  AS DETERMINED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SHALL COMPLETE
 BEFORE JUNE FIRST A CONTINUING COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON THE OPERATION OF
 A BOARD OF ELECTIONS WHICH SHALL BE  PROVIDED  BY  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF
 ELECTIONS.  THE  CURRICULUM  SHALL  BE ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE BOARD OF
 ELECTIONS IN CONSULTATION WITH THE ELECTION COMMISSIONERS AND SHALL  NOT
 EXCEED THREE HOURS OF INSTRUCTION.
   3. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE THE TRAINING REQUIRED BY
 SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION THROUGH, IN ADDITION TO OTHER METHODS IT
 MAY CHOOSE, A WEB-BASED RECORDED FORMAT.
   4.  UPON  THE  FAILURE OF A COMMISSIONER OR OTHER EMPLOYEE TO COMPLETE
 THE INSTRUCTION WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED  BY  THIS  SECTION,  THE  STATE
 BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL SEND A LETTER TO THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OR CITY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07966-01-1

S5800A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4323
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-412, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10407
2017-2018: S4370, A5844
2019-2020: S2800, A5142

S5800A - Summary

Relates to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers; requires the state board of elections to develop and provide to each county materials for a model poll worker training program which the counties may use to train individuals to serve as poll workers in state and county elections.

S5800A - Sponsor Memo

S5800A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5800--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
   to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  mandatory  training
   curriculum for poll workers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Subdivision 1-a of section 3-412 of the election  law,  as
 added  by  chapter  181  of  the  laws of 2005, is amended and three new
 subdivisions 1-b, 1-c and 1-d are added to read as follows:
   1-a. The state board of elections shall  establish  a  mandatory  core
 curriculum  for  poll worker training which includes the requirements in
 subdivision two of this section, [as amended by a chapter of the laws of
 2005,] and the rights of voters at the polls and obligation of  election
 workers  to  protect those rights while maintaining the integrity of the
 franchise, including assisting voters with disabilities or with  limited
 or  no  proficiency  in  the  English language, handling, processing and
 entitlement to ballots, including affidavit and emergency ballots, prop-
 er identification requirements, procedures to be followed  with  respect
 to  voters whose names are not on the list of registered voters or whose
 identities have not been verified, electioneering and  other  violations
 of  the  elective  franchise as defined in this chapter, solicitation by
 individuals and groups  at  the  polling  place  and  procedures  to  be
 followed  after  the  polls close. Each board of elections shall augment
 the core curriculum with local procedures not inconsistent with the core
 curriculum adopted by the state board of elections  and  which  includes
 procedures relating to proper operation of, and remedying problems with,
 the voting machine or system in use in that jurisdiction.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07966-05-1
 S. 5800--A                          2

Co-Sponsors

S5800B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4323
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-412, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10407
2017-2018: S4370, A5844
2019-2020: S2800, A5142

S5800B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers; requires the state board of elections to develop and provide to each county materials for a model poll worker training program which the counties may use to train individuals to serve as poll workers in state and county elections.

S5800B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5800B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5800--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections  --  recommitted
   to the Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  mandatory  training
   curriculum for poll workers
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 1-a and 2 of section 3-412 of the  election
 law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 310 of the laws of 2021, subdi-
 vision 1-a as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005 and subdivision 2
 as amended by chapter 180 of the laws of 2005, are amended and three new
 subdivisions 1-b, 1-c and 1-d are added to read as follows:
   1.  Each board of elections shall, at least once every year, conduct a
 mandatory school for the instruction of election inspectors, poll clerks
 and election coordinators. Such instruction may be given  in  person  or
 online  AT  VARIOUS  TIMES  THROUGHOUT  THE  YEAR,  provided that online
 instruction shall be offered over a two week period  that  includes  the
 date  for in-person instruction.  SUCH TRAINING SHALL BE OFFERED NO LESS
 FREQUENTLY THAN ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. Certain online participants may be
 required to supplement online  instruction  with  in-person  instruction
 that  includes  the  use  of  voting machines or other matters requiring
 specialized training. Written notice  shall  be  given  to  participants
 stating  the time and place at which such in-person instruction shall be
 held, the option to obtain instruction online with direction on  how  to
 access  the  online  option,  and identifying the participants that must
 attend in-person instruction in addition to online instruction.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07966-08-2
 S. 5800--B                          2

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