senate Bill S262

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 08, 2021 advanced to third reading
Feb 03, 2021 2nd report cal.
Feb 02, 2021 1st report cal.274
Jan 06, 2021 referred to transportation

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S262 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4505
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Highway Law
Laws Affected:
Add §332, Hway L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7369
2019-2020: S6805, A9706

S262 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes variable message signs placed within the right of way of highways to display certain voting related communications; provides that no such communications shall be displayed if advised by the United States Department of Transportation or any of its agencies that the display of such information will interfere with federal law or regulation or result in the reduction of federal aid highway funds.

S262 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S262 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    262
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, GAUGHRAN, KAPLAN,
   PERSAUD -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed to the Committee on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the highway law, in relation to authorizing variable
   message signs placed within the right of way of  highways  to  display
   certain voting related communications
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The highway law is amended by adding a new section  332  to
 read as follows:
   §  332. VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS; VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS. (A) THE
 COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED, OR PERMIT TO BE
 PLACED PERMANENT OR PORTABLE VARIABLE MESSAGE SIGNS WITHIN THE RIGHT  OF
 WAY  OF  ANY  HIGHWAY  OVER WHICH HE OR SHE HAS JURISDICTION, DISPLAYING
 VOTING RELATED COMMUNICATIONS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
   (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
 PRIOR TO THE RESPECTIVE DEADLINE FOR  A  STATEWIDE  PRIMARY  OR  GENERAL
 ELECTION; AND
   (II) NOTICE OF ANY STATEWIDE GENERAL, PRIMARY, OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR
 ANY STATEWIDE PUBLIC OFFICE, BEGINNING THREE DAYS PRIOR TO AND INCLUDING
 ELECTION DAY.
   (B)  PROVIDED  THAT IT DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR
 REGULATION, ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE  HAVING  JURISDICTION
 OVER  ANY  HIGHWAY IS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE, CAUSE TO BE PLACED, OR PERMIT
 TO BE PLACED PERMANENT OR PORTABLE  VARIABLE  MESSAGE  SIGNS  DISPLAYING
 VOTING  RELATED  COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE RIGHT OF WAY OF SUCH HIGHWAY,
 INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION:
   (I) NOTICE OF THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE BEGINNING THE FIFTH DAY
 PRIOR TO THE RESPECTIVE DEADLINE FOR  A  STATEWIDE  PRIMARY  OR  GENERAL
 ELECTION; AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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