assembly Bill A5691A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2022 print number 5691e
May 06, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 03, 2022 print number 5691d
Mar 03, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Dec 03, 2021 print number 5691c
Dec 03, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
May 21, 2021 print number 5691b
May 21, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Apr 19, 2021 print number 5691a
Apr 19, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Feb 24, 2021 referred to election law

A5691 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691 - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5691
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the exercise of  powers
   and  duties  of the board of elections of the city of New York and its
   executive management
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  3-300  of the election law is amended to read as
 follows:
   § 3-300. Board employees; appointment. [Every] 1. EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED
 IN  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION,  EVERY board of elections shall
 appoint, and at its pleasure remove, clerks, voting machine technicians,
 custodians and  other  employees,  fix  their  number,  prescribe  their
 duties,  fix  their  titles and rank and establish their salaries within
 the amounts appropriated therefor by  the  local  legislative  body  and
 shall  secure  in the appointment of employees of the board of elections
 equal representation of the major political parties.  Every commissioner
 in each board of elections except for  commissioners  of  the  board  of
 elections  of the city of New York, may approve and at pleasure remove a
 deputy, establish his title and prescribe his duties. [In]
   2. (A) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF GENERAL, SPECIAL OR LOCAL LAW,
 IN the city of New York, the board of elections shall appoint an  execu-
 tive director and a deputy executive director WHO SHALL EACH BE OF SEPA-
 RATE  MAJOR  POLITICAL PARTIES AND whose duties it shall be to supervise
 the operations of the board of elections [under the supervision of  such
 board]  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH THIS SUBDIVISION. THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OF
 THE CITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ADVISE  THE  EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR  AND  DEPUTY
 EXECUTIVE  DIRECTOR ON MATTERS OF POLICY AFFECTING THE ADMINISTRATION OF
 ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN  THIS
 SUBDIVISION, SUCH BOARD SHALL EXERCISE NO EXECUTIVE POWER AND PERFORM NO
 EXECUTIVE  OR  ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A5691A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691A - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5691--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- 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 the exercise of powers
   and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York  and  its
   executive management
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 3 of section  3-200  of
 the  election  law, the section heading as amended by chapter 373 of the
 laws of 1978, are amended and a new subdivision 8 is added  to  read  as
 follows:
   Boards   of  elections;  creation,  qualifications  of  commissioners,
 removal; ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
   3. In the city of New York the board shall consist of ten  commission-
 ers  of  election who shall be registered voters in the county for which
 they are appointed and they shall be appointed by the  city  council  of
 the  city  of  New York. Not more than two commissioners shall be regis-
 tered voters of the same county.  IN ADDITION, NO  LATER  THAN  DECEMBER
 THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
 SHALL PRESCRIBE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION OF  THE
 BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.  SUCH QUALIFICATIONS SHALL
 APPLY TO APPOINTMENTS MADE BEGINNING THIRTY DAYS AFTER  PROMULGATION  OF
 SUCH  QUALIFICATIONS  AND  SHALL THEREAFTER BE REVIEWED BY SUCH BOARD AT
 LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS AND UPDATED AS  NECESSARY.    SUCH  QUALIFICATIONS
 SHALL BE PRESCRIBED ONLY AFTER CONSIDERATION OF THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
 NECESSARY  OR USEFUL FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 OF SUCH COMMISSIONERS, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO  RECRUIT  A  SUFFICIENT
 NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE COMMISSIONERS.
   8. IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION SHALL PARTIC-
 IPATE  IN  TRAINING  CONDUCTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS REGARDING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5691B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691B - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5691--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- 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 the exercise of powers
   and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York  and  its
   executive management
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The section heading and subdivision 3 of section  3-200  of
 the  election  law, the section heading as amended by chapter 373 of the
 laws of 1978, are amended and a new subdivision 8 is added  to  read  as
 follows:
   Boards   of  elections;  creation,  qualifications  of  commissioners,
 removal; ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
   3. In the city of New York the board shall consist of ten  commission-
 ers  of  election who shall be registered voters in the county for which
 they are appointed and they shall be appointed by the  city  council  of
 the  city  of  New York. Not more than two commissioners shall be regis-
 tered voters of the same county.  IN ADDITION, NO  LATER  THAN  DECEMBER
 THIRTY-FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND  TWENTY-ONE,  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS
 SHALL PRESCRIBE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE COMMISSIONERS OF ELECTION OF  THE
 BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.  SUCH QUALIFICATIONS SHALL
 APPLY TO APPOINTMENTS MADE BEGINNING THIRTY DAYS AFTER  PROMULGATION  OF
 SUCH  QUALIFICATIONS  AND  SHALL THEREAFTER BE REVIEWED BY SUCH BOARD AT
 LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS AND UPDATED AS  NECESSARY.    SUCH  QUALIFICATIONS
 SHALL BE PRESCRIBED ONLY AFTER CONSIDERATION OF THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
 NECESSARY  OR USEFUL FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 OF SUCH COMMISSIONERS, AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO  RECRUIT  A  SUFFICIENT
 NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE COMMISSIONERS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A5691C - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691C - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691C - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5691--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, SIMON, QUART, GALLAGH-
   ER, FERNANDEZ, NOLAN, ANDERSON, BURGOS,  CARROLL,  SEAWRIGHT  --  read
   once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
   --  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 the exercise of powers
   and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York  and  its
   executive management
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1.  Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law  to  the
 contrary, on the effective date of this section the term of each commis-
 sioner  of the New York City Board of Elections, or any vacant position,
 shall be deemed expired, and each such commissioner or  vacant  position
 shall be replaced with new appointments made pursuant to this section.
   In  the city of New York, the county committee of each major political
 party shall, within sixty days after the effective date of this section,
 file a certificate of party recommendation with the clerk  of  the  city
 council of the city of New York recommending two individuals for consid-
 eration  to serve as a commissioner of elections. The city council shall
 immediately, or as soon as practicable but  no  more  than  thirty  days
 thereafter,  hold a public hearing on such recommendations, and provided
 further, no more than thirty days thereafter  confirm  four  individuals
 for  such  positions,  who  shall  succeed those individuals whose terms
 shall have expired pursuant to this section.
   § 2. The section heading and subdivision 3 of  section  3-200  of  the
 election  law, the section heading as amended by chapter 373 of the laws

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04954-17-1
 A. 5691--C                          2

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A5691D - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691D - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691D - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5691--D
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, SIMON, QUART, GALLAGH-
   ER, FERNANDEZ, NOLAN, ANDERSON, BURGOS,  CARROLL,  SEAWRIGHT  --  read
   once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
   --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Election Law in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,
   sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the exercise of  powers
   and  duties  of the board of elections of the city of New York and its
   executive management
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.   Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law to the
 contrary, on the effective date of this section the term of each commis-
 sioner of the New York City Board of Elections, or any vacant  position,
 shall  be  deemed expired, and each such commissioner or vacant position
 shall be replaced with new appointments made pursuant to this section.
   In the city of New York, the county committee of each major  political
 party shall, within sixty days after the effective date of this section,
 file  a  certificate  of party recommendation with the clerk of the city
 council of the city of New York recommending  one  qualified  individual
 for  consideration  to  serve  as  a commissioner of elections. The city
 council shall immediately, or as soon as practicable but  no  more  than
 thirty  days  thereafter, hold a public hearing on such recommendations,
 and provided further, no more than thirty days  thereafter  confirm  two
 qualified  individuals for such positions, who shall succeed those indi-
 viduals whose terms shall have expired pursuant to this section.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04954-19-2

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A5691E (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3-200, 3-212, 3-300 & 4-136, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11169

A5691E (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the exercise of powers and duties of the board of elections of the city of New York and its executive management.

A5691E (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5691--E
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 24, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, SIMON, QUART, GALLAGH-
   ER, FERNANDEZ, NOLAN, ANDERSON, BURGOS,  CARROLL,  SEAWRIGHT  --  read
   once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Election Law -- committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
   ments,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
   --  again  reported  from  said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Election Law in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,
   sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
   committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
   ted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the exercise of  powers
   and  duties  of the board of elections of the city of New York and its
   executive management
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section  1.  Notwithstanding  any inconsistent provision of law to the
 contrary, on the effective date of this act the term of each commission-
 er of the New York City Board of  Elections,  or  any  vacant  position,
 shall  be  deemed expired, and each such commissioner or vacant position
 shall be replaced with new appointments made pursuant to this section.
   In the city of New York, the county committee of each major  political
 party  shall,  within  sixty  days after the effective date of this act,
 file a certificate of party recommendation with the clerk  of  the  city
 council  of  the  city of New York recommending one qualified individual
 for consideration to serve as a  commissioner  of  elections.  The  city
 council  shall  immediately,  or as soon as practicable but no more than
 thirty days thereafter, hold a public hearing on  such  recommendations,
 and  provided  further,  no more than thirty days thereafter confirm two
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04954-29-2