|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 15, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1805
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1805 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1805 SPONSOR: BORRELLO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting ballot harvesting PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the election law, to prohibit ballot harvesting, and to provide criminal penalties for such acts. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would add a new section 8-414 of the election law to prohibit ballot harvesting. Pursuant to this section, ballot harvesting would include: * The making or submission of an application for an absentee ballot on behalf of another voter; and/or
S1805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1805 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BORRELLO, HELMING, JORDAN, O'MARA, ORTT -- 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 prohibiting ballot harvesting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 8-414 to read as follows: § 8-414. BALLOT HARVESTING PROHIBITED. 1. IT SHALL BE AN UNLAWFUL PRACTICE FOR ANY PERSON TO ENGAGE IN BALLOT HARVESTING. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, BALLOT HARVESTING SHALL INCLUDE: (A) THE MAKING OR SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, PURSUANT TO SECTION 8-400 OF THIS ARTICLE, ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER VOTER, UNLESS DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION; AND (B) THE COLLECTION, DISTRIBUTION OR SUBMISSION TO A BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OF VOTED OR UNVOTED ABSENTEE BALLOTS, UNLESS DONE IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. 2. A PERSON MAY SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER VOTER, IF THE VOTER HAS SIGNED THE ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICA- TION, AND IF: (A) THE PERSON SUBMITTING SUCH APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT ON BEHALF OF THE OTHER VOTER, IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF THE OTHER VOTER, WITHIN THREE DEGREES OF CONSANGUINITY; OR (B) A VOTER HAS EXECUTED A SIGNED, WRITTEN, NOTARIZED CONSENT, NOT MORE THAN THIRTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE APPLICATION, AUTHORIZING THE PERSON SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT TO DO SO ON THE VOTER'S BEHALF, AND SUCH PERSON SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT ON SUCH OTHER VOTER'S BEHALF ALSO FILES SUCH SIGNED, WRITTEN, NOTARIZED CONSENT WITH THE LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING SUCH APPLICATION FOR THE ABSENTEE BALLOT, AND SUCH PERSON EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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