|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 05, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 04, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 03, 2021||1st report cal.874|
|Jan 12, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1485
Current Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1485 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1485 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1485 SPONSOR: GAUGHRAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the number of polling sites for early voting in certain cities and towns PURPOSE: This bill amends previously enacted early voting provisions to provide that New York's high population cities and towns outside of New York City must contain at least one early voting polling location per full increment of fifty thousand registered voters. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends § 8-600 of the Election Law to provide that, in cities and towns (outside of New York City) which have a population which exceeds one hundred thousand persons (per the latest federal decennial census), such municipalities must contain at least one early voting
S1485 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1485 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 12, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, KAPLAN -- 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 number of polling sites for early voting in certain cities and towns 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 8-600 of the election law, as amended by chapter 344 of the laws of 2020, is amended to read as follows: (a) The board of elections shall designate polling places for early voting, which may include the offices of the board of elections, for persons to vote early pursuant to this title; provided, however, that the municipality with the highest population in each county based on the latest federal decennial census shall have at least one polling place designated for early voting, and to the extent practicable if such muni- cipality has public transportation routes, such polling place shall be situated along such transportation routes. There shall be so designated at least one early voting polling place for every full increment of fifty thousand registered voters in each county; provided, however, the number of early voting polling places in a county shall not be required to be greater than ten unless required by any other provision of law, and a county with fewer than fifty thousand voters shall have at least one early voting polling place. IN CITIES OR TOWNS WITH A POPULATION OF MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOU- SAND, BUT LESS THAN ONE MILLION BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS, THERE SHALL BE AT LEAST ONE EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACE FOR EVERY FULL INCREMENT OF FIFTY THOUSAND PERSONS IN SUCH CITIES AND TOWNS BASED ON THE LATEST FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THE NUMBER OF EARLY VOTING POLLING PLACES IN EACH SUCH CITY AND TOWN SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE GREATER THAN ELEVEN, AND TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, IF SUCH CITIES OR TOWNS HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, SUCH POLLING PLACES SHALL BE SITUATED ALONG SUCH TRANSPORTATION ROUTES. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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