senate Bill S286A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to availability of electronic ballot images

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 09, 2021 print number 286a
Apr 09, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S286 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-222, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7237

S286 - Summary

Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

S286 - Sponsor Memo

S286 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    286
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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 availability  of  elec-
   tronic ballot images

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  169  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. Except as hereinafter provided, removable  memory  cards  or  other
 similar  electronic  media  shall remain sealed against reuse until such
 time as the information stored on such media has  been  preserved  in  a
 manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
 board  of elections. Provided, however, that: (I) the information stored
 on such MEMORY CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR electronic media and all  the  data
 and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
 of  competent  jurisdiction  or  may  be  examined at the direction of a
 committee of the senate or  assembly  to  investigate  and  report  upon
 contested  elections  of members of the legislature voted for by the use
 of voting machines utilizing such electronic media  and  such  data  and
 such  figures  examined by such committee in the presence of the officer
 having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; AND (II) THE
 ELECTRONICALLY RENDERED IMAGE OF  EACH  CAST  BALLOT  PRODUCED  BY  EACH
 BALLOT SCANNER USED AT AN ELECTION SHALL BE COPIED FROM THE MEMORY CARDS
 OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  ELECTRONIC  MEDIA BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NO LATER
 THAN ONE WEEK AFTER SUCH ELECTION, AND SUCH COPIED ELECTRONIC IMAGES  OF
 CAST BALLOTS SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AVAILABLE
 UPON REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

Co-Sponsors

S286A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3-222, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7237

S286A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

S286A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S286A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  286--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MYRIE,  BIAGGI, BROOKS, HOYLMAN -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to availability  of  elec-
   tronic ballot images
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-222  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  169  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
 follows:
   1. Except as hereinafter provided, removable  memory  cards  or  other
 similar  electronic  media  shall remain sealed against reuse until such
 time as the information stored on such media has  been  preserved  in  a
 manner consistent with procedures developed and distributed by the state
 board  of elections. Provided, however, that: (I) the information stored
 on such MEMORY CARD OR OTHER SIMILAR electronic media and all  the  data
 and figures therein may be examined upon the order of any court or judge
 of  competent  jurisdiction  or  may  be  examined at the direction of a
 committee of the senate or  assembly  to  investigate  and  report  upon
 contested  elections  of members of the legislature voted for by the use
 of voting machines utilizing such electronic media  and  such  data  and
 such  figures  examined by such committee in the presence of the officer
 having the custody of voting machines and electronic media; AND (II) THE
 ELECTRONICALLY RENDERED IMAGE OF  EACH  CAST  BALLOT  PRODUCED  BY  EACH
 BALLOT  SCANNER  USED AT AN ELECTION AND THE CAST VOTE RECORD THAT SHOWS
 HOW THE BALLOT IMAGE WAS INTERPRETED SHALL BE  COPIED  FROM  THE  MEMORY
 CARDS  OR  OTHER  SIMILAR  ELECTRONIC MEDIA BY THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NO
 LATER THAN ONE WEEK AFTER SUCH  ELECTION,  AND  SUCH  COPIED  ELECTRONIC
 IMAGES OF CAST BALLOTS AND THE CAST VOTE RECORDS SHALL BE PUBLIC RECORDS
 OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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