senate Bill S1632

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee voting during village elections

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 26, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.134
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 14, 2021 referred to elections

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S1632 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§15-120 & 15-122, El L

S1632 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows a voter to request an absentee ballot where such person is concerned of contracting or spreading a disease that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public.

S1632 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1632 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1632
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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  absentee  voting  at
   village  elections;  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.  Subdivision  1  of section 15-120 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 289 of the laws  of  2014,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  A qualified voter of a village may vote as an absentee voter under
 this section if during all the hours of voting on the day of  a  general
 or special village election he or she will be:
   (a) absent from the county of his or her residence; or
   (b)  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  PARAGRAPH,  "ILLNESS"  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO,
 INSTANCES WHERE A VOTER IS UNABLE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY  AT  THE  POLLING
 PLACE  OF  THE  ELECTION  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
   (c) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
   (d)  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.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 15-122 of the election law is amended to
 read as follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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