senate Bill S631

2021-2022 Legislative Session
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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 11, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.6
reported and committed to rules
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S631
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

nay (2)

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S631
15
5
committee
15
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S631 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd 8-400, El L

S631 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relating to requests for absentee ballots.

S631 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S631 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    631
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SALAZAR -- 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 requests  for  absentee
   ballots
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 2  of  section  8-400  of  the
 election  law,  as separately amended by chapters 97 and 104 of the laws
 of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   (d) The board of elections shall mail  an  absentee  ballot  to  every
 qualified  voter otherwise eligible for such a ballot, who requests such
 an absentee ballot from such board of elections in writing in a  letter,
 telefax indicating the address, phone number and the telefax number from
 which  the  writing is sent or other written instrument, which is signed
 by the voter and received by the board of elections  not  [earlier  than
 the  thirtieth  day  nor] later than the seventh day before the election
 for which the ballot is first requested and  which  states  the  address
 where  the voter is registered and the address to which the ballot is to
 be mailed; provided, however, a military voter may  request  a  military
 ballot  or voter registration application or an absentee ballot applica-
 tion in a letter as provided in subdivision three of section  10-106  of
 this  chapter; and provided further, a special federal voter may request
 a special federal ballot or voter registration application or an  absen-
 tee  ballot application in a letter as provided in paragraph d of subdi-
 vision one of section 11-202 of this chapter.  The  board  of  elections
 shall enclose with such ballot a form of application for absentee ballot
 if the applicant is registered with such board of elections.
   § 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06368-01-1

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