senate Bill S557

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.871
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S557
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

nay (2)

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S557 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4568
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8-600, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6926

S557 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes portable polling locations for early voting; provides that a county board of elections may establish one or more portable polling locations.

S557 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S557 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    557
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MAY  --  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  establishing  portable
   polling locations for early voting

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 8-600 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 2-a to read as follows:
   2-A.  (A) IN ADDITION TO THE DESIGNATION OF POLLING PLACES REQUIRED BY
 SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY  ESTAB-
 LISH  ONE  OR  MORE  PORTABLE  POLLING  LOCATIONS  FOR PURPOSES OF EARLY
 VOTING, PROVIDED THAT THE MAXIMUM  NUMBER  OF  LOCATIONS  A  COUNTY  MAY
 ESTABLISH FOR SUCH PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE
 STATE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  BASED  ON  POPULATION.  THE DESIGNATION AND
 LOCATION OF ANY PORTABLE POLLING PLACE SHALL BE MADE NO LATER THAN FOUR-
 TEEN DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION.
   (B) LOCATIONS FOR PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
 SELECTED TO PROVIDE THE MAXIMUM  NUMBER  OF  VOTERS  IN  A  COUNTY  WITH
 ADEQUATE  ACCESS  TO  EARLY VOTING, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION POPULATION
 DENSITY, TRAVEL TIME TO THE POLLING  PLACE,  PROXIMITY  TO  OTHER  EARLY
 VOTING  POLL  SITES,  PUBLIC  TRANSPORTATION  ROUTES,  COMMUTER  TRAFFIC
 PATTERNS AND SUCH OTHER FACTORS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS  DEEMS  APPROPRI-
 ATE.  SUCH LOCATION OR LOCATIONS SHALL BE INCLUDED AS PART OF THE COMMU-
 NICATION PLAN DEVELOPED BY EACH BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVI-
 SION FIVE OF THIS SECTION.
   (C) LOCATIONS FOR PORTABLE POLLING LOCATIONS FOR EARLY VOTING SHALL BE
 OPERATIONAL FOR NO FEWER THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
   (D)  NO PORTABLE POLLING LOCATION FOR EARLY VOTING ESTABLISHED BY THIS
 SUBDIVISION SHALL REPLACE OR OTHERWISE DECREASE THE  NUMBER  OF  POLLING
 PLACES FOR EARLY VOTING REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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