assembly Bill A6475

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballots for school district elections during a declared disaster emergency

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Current Bill Status Via S5545 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2021 signed chap.60
Apr 14, 2021 delivered to governor
Mar 31, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.211
substituted for a6475
Mar 31, 2021 substituted by s5545
Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.211
Mar 22, 2021 reported
Mar 18, 2021 referred to education

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A6475 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5545
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2018-a, 2018-b & 1951, Ed L

A6475 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to absentee ballots for school district elections during a declared disaster emergency; a voter can apply for an absentee ballot when they are unable to appear personally at the polling place of the school district in which they are a qualified voter because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public.

A6475 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6475
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to absentee  ballots  for
   school  district  elections  during a declared disaster emergency; and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision  2 of section 2018-a of the
 education law, as amended by chapter 616 of the laws of 2019, is amended
 to read as follows:
   a. A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this  section
 if  during  all  the hours of voting on the day of an election he or she
 will be:
   (1) absent from the county of his or her residence; or
   (2) unable to appear at the polling place because of illness or  phys-
 ical  disability,  or  duties related to the primary care of one or more
 individuals who are ill or physically disabled, or  because  he  or  she
 will  be  or  is a patient in a hospital, PROVIDED THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF
 THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, "ILLNESS" SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
 INSTANCES  WHERE  A  VOTER IS UNABLE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY AT THE POLLING
 PLACE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THEY ARE A QUALIFIED VOTER BECAUSE
 THERE IS A RISK OF CONTRACTING OR SPREADING A  DISEASE  THAT  MAY  CAUSE
 ILLNESS TO THE VOTER OR TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC; or
   (3) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
   (4)  absent  from  his  or  her  voting residence because he or she is
 detained in jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting  trial,  or
 confined  in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other than
 a felony, provided that he or she is qualified to vote in  the  election
 district of his or her residence.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10337-02-1