senate Bill S5766

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires the board of elections to provide Russian interpreters at certain polling locations in N.Y. city

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
Mar 18, 2021 referred to elections

S5766 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4237
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-216, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S7337, A9182
2015-2016: S1703, A4749
2017-2018: S223, A3904
2019-2020: S6273, A3147

S5766 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the board of elections to provide Russian interpreters at certain polling locations in cities having a population in excess of one million people.

S5766 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5766 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5766
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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 requiring the board  of
   elections to provide Russian interpreters to certain polling locations
   in cities having a population in excess of one million people

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section  5-216  of  the  election  law  is
 amended to read as follows:
   2.  A.  If  the  applicant  be a person who does not speak the English
 language, he may be assisted by a relative who can interpret for him. If
 the applicant registers with this assistance the board shall put in  the
 remarks  space  of  the registration forms the name and address, and the
 relationship, of the person so doing the interpreting and the interpret-
 er shall sign his name in the remarks space.
   B. IN ANY CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF  ONE  MILLION  OR  MORE  PEOPLE,
 WHICH  CONTAINS  ANY  COUNTY  THAT  HAS  A  POPULATION COMPRISED OF FIVE
 PERCENT OR MORE OF PEOPLE WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS  RUSSIAN  WITHIN  SUCH
 COUNTY,  THE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS SHALL PROVIDE RUSSIAN INTERPRETERS AT
 POLLING LOCATIONS IN THOSE ELECTION DISTRICTS WITHIN EACH SUCH COUNTY IN
 THE CITY HAVING A POPULATION COMPRISED OF FIVE PERCENT  OR  MORE  PEOPLE
 WHOSE FIRST LANGUAGE IS RUSSIAN.
   §  2.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
 elections conducted on or after such effective date.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05727-01-1


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