assembly Bill A1115A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 14, 2022 print number 1115c
Mar 14, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 03, 2022 print number 1115b
Mar 03, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Jun 03, 2021 print number 1115a
Jun 03, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 07, 2021 referred to election law

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A1115 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S309
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8597, S6733

A1115 - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A1115 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1115
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTTFRIED,
   PICHARDO, REYES, J. RIVERA, SAYEGH, MONTESANO, SIMON, DeSTEFANO, COOK,
   EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to construction of  voting
   machines and systems

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the
 election law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005,  are  amended
 and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows:
   s.  permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the require-
 ments of section 203 of  the  Voting  Rights  Act  of  1965  (42  U.S.C.
 1973aa-1a)  such  that  it  must  have  the capacity to display the full
 ballot in the alternative  languages  required  by  the  federal  Voting
 Rights  Act  if  such  voting machine or system is to be used where such
 alternative languages are required or where the local board  deems  such
 feature necessary; [and]
   t.  not  include  any  device  or functionality potentially capable of
 externally transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via  radio
 waves or via other wireless means[.]; AND
   U.  BE  CONSTRUCTED  SO  THAT,  AFTER  THE PAPER BALLOT IS CAST BY THE
 VOTER, THE VOTING MACHINE OR SYSTEM NEVER PASSES THE CAST BALLOT UNDER A
 PRINTER THAT CAN PRINT VOTES ONTO THE BALLOT, INCLUDING AS A  RESULT  OF
 UNAUTHORIZED, MALICIOUS AND/OR FAULTY SOFTWARE AND/OR FIRMWARE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02135-01-1


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A1115A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S309
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8597, S6733

A1115A - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A1115A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1115--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTTFRIED,
   PICHARDO, REYES, J. RIVERA, SAYEGH, MONTESANO, SIMON, DeSTEFANO, COOK,
   EPSTEIN, KELLES, McDONALD, WOERNER,  L. ROSENTHAL,  LUPARDO,  JACKSON,
   RAJKUMAR,  FORREST,  CARROLL,  BURDICK,  DINOWITZ,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,
   THIELE,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  JACOBSON,  FAHY,  DURSO,  GALLAGHER,   MAMDANI,
   NORRIS,   TAGUE,   BURGOS,  DE LA ROSA,  ANDERSON,  BRABENEC,  TAYLOR,
   BARRETT, McDONOUGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MIKULIN  --  read
   once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  construction  of  and
   requirements for voting machines and systems
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraphs b, e, j, s and t of  subdivision  1  of  section
 7-202  of the election law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005,
 are amended and five new paragraphs u, v, w, x and y are added  to  read
 as follows:
   b.  permit  a  voter to vote for any person for any office, whether or
 not nominated as a candidate by any party or  independent  body  without
 the  ballot,  or any part thereof, being removed from the machine at any
 time AFTER THE BALLOT IS CAST;
   e. [provide the voter an opportunity to  privately  and  independently
 verify  votes  selected and the] REQUIRE THE USE OF AN INDIVIDUAL, DURA-
 BLE, VOTER-VERIFIABLE PAPER BALLOT OF THE VOTER'S  VOTE  THAT  SHALL  BE
 PRIVATELY  AND INDEPENDENTLY MARKED IN THE POLLING PLACE AND MADE AVAIL-
 ABLE FOR PRIVATE AND INDEPENDENT  INSPECTION  AND  VERIFICATION  BY  THE
 VOTER  BEFORE  THE VOTER'S VOTE IS CAST AND COUNTED, AND PROVIDE FOR THE
 VOTER'S ability to privately and  independently  change  such  votes  or
 correct any error before the ballot is cast and counted;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02135-13-1

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A1115B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S309
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8597, S6733

A1115B - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A1115B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1115--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTTFRIED,
   REYES, J. RIVERA, SAYEGH, SIMON,  DeSTEFANO,  COOK,  EPSTEIN,  KELLES,
   McDONALD,  WOERNER, L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, JACKSON, RAJKUMAR, FORREST,
   CARROLL, BURDICK, DINOWITZ,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  THIELE,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
   JACOBSON,  FAHY,  DURSO,  GALLAGHER,  MAMDANI,  NORRIS, TAGUE, BURGOS,
   ANDERSON, BRABENEC,  TAYLOR,  BARRETT,  McDONOUGH,  ZINERMAN,  COLTON,
   CLARK,  SIMPSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MIKULIN -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accord-
   ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  construction  of  and
   requirements for voting machines and systems
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 7-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 28 to read as follows:
   28.  THE  BALLOT  SHALL  BE  MARKED  OR  PRINTED ON DURABLE PAPER. FOR
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "DURABLE PAPER" IS DEFINED AS PAPER CAPABLE OF
 WITHSTANDING MULTIPLE COUNTS AND RECOUNTS BY  HAND  OR  MACHINE  WITHOUT
 COMPROMISING  THE  FUNDAMENTAL  INTEGRITY OF THE BALLOTS, AND CAPABLE OF
 RETAINING THE INFORMATION MARKED OR PRINTED ON SUCH PAPER FOR  THE  FULL
 DURATION  OF  A  RETENTION  AND PRESERVATION PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION
 3-222 OF THIS CHAPTER.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 7-200 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
   1. The board of elections of the city of New  York  and  other  county
 boards  of  elections  may  adopt  any  kind of voting machine or system
 approved by the state board of elections, or the use of which  has  been
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02135-26-2

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A1115C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S309
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8597, S6733

A1115C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

A1115C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1115--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PAULIN, GALEF, ABINANTI, DICKENS, GOTTFRIED,
   REYES, J. RIVERA, SAYEGH, SIMON,  DeSTEFANO,  COOK,  EPSTEIN,  KELLES,
   McDONALD,  WOERNER, L. ROSENTHAL, LUPARDO, JACKSON, RAJKUMAR, FORREST,
   CARROLL, BURDICK, DINOWITZ,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  THIELE,  ENGLEBRIGHT,
   JACOBSON,  FAHY,  DURSO,  GALLAGHER,  MAMDANI,  NORRIS, TAGUE, BURGOS,
   ANDERSON, BRABENEC,  TAYLOR,  BARRETT,  McDONOUGH,  ZINERMAN,  COLTON,
   CLARK,  SIMPSON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. MIKULIN -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accord-
   ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law, in relation to construction of and
   requirements for voting machines and systems
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Section  7-104 of the election law is amended by adding a
 new subdivision 28 to read as follows:
   28. THE BALLOT SHALL BE  MARKED  OR  PRINTED  ON  DURABLE  PAPER.  FOR
 PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "DURABLE PAPER" IS DEFINED AS PAPER CAPABLE OF
 WITHSTANDING  MULTIPLE  COUNTS  AND  RECOUNTS BY HAND OR MACHINE WITHOUT
 COMPROMISING THE FUNDAMENTAL INTEGRITY OF THE BALLOTS,  AND  CAPABLE  OF
 RETAINING  THE  INFORMATION MARKED OR PRINTED ON SUCH PAPER FOR THE FULL
 DURATION OF A RETENTION AND PRESERVATION PERIOD  SET  FORTH  IN  SECTION
 3-222 OF THIS CHAPTER.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 7-200 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  The  board  of  elections of the city of New York and other county
 boards of elections may adopt any  kind  of  voting  machine  or  system
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02135-29-2