senate Bill S309

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

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S309 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1115
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7-202, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6733, A8597

S309 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to construction of voting machines and systems.

S309 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S309 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    309
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, BIAGGI, HOYLMAN, MAYER, SKOUFIS -- 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 construction of voting
   machines and systems

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the
 election  law,  as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, are amended
 and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows:
   s. permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the  require-
 ments  of  section  203  of  the  Voting  Rights  Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C.
 1973aa-1a) such that it must have  the  capacity  to  display  the  full
 ballot  in  the  alternative  languages  required  by the federal Voting
 Rights Act if such voting machine or system is to  be  used  where  such
 alternative  languages  are required or where the local board deems such
 feature necessary; [and]
   t. not include any device  or  functionality  potentially  capable  of
 externally  transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via radio
 waves or via other wireless means[.]; AND
   U. BE CONSTRUCTED SO THAT, AFTER THE  PAPER  BALLOT  IS  CAST  BY  THE
 VOTER, THE VOTING MACHINE OR SYSTEM NEVER PASSES THE CAST BALLOT UNDER A
 PRINTER  THAT  CAN PRINT VOTES ONTO THE BALLOT, INCLUDING AS A RESULT OF
 UNAUTHORIZED, MALICIOUS AND/OR FAULTY SOFTWARE AND/OR FIRMWARE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02135-01-1

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