senate Bill S6855

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections

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Current Bill Status Via A7478 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 signed chap.260
Jul 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1360
substituted for s6855
Jun 02, 2021 substituted by a7478
May 26, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1360
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 19, 2021 referred to elections

S6855 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7478
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4-100 & 2-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7466, A10434
2013-2014: S3285, A6856
2015-2016: S4560, S7072, A4189
2017-2018: S2794, A5576
2019-2020: S546, A6093

S6855 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the number of registrants an election district may contain with the approval of the county board of elections; increases number on county committee.

S6855 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6855 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6855
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 19, 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 increasing  the  number
   of  registrants  an election district may contain with the approval of
   the county board of elections; authorizes increase of county committee

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  a  of  subdivision  3  of section 4-100 of the
 election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   a.  Each  election  district  shall  be in compact form and may not be
 partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
 five thousand or more inhabitants and is wholly within one  town,  or  a
 county  legislative,  assembly,  senatorial  or  congressional district.
 Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
 boundaries, other than those boundaries which are coterminous  with  the
 boundaries  of those political subdivisions mentioned in this paragraph,
 must be streets, rivers, railroad lines or  other  permanent  character-
 istics  of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person without
 the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
 shall contain not more than nine hundred  fifty  registrants  (excluding
 registrants  in  inactive  status)  or,  with the approval of the county
 board of elections, not more than [eleven hundred  fifty]  TWO  THOUSAND
 registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
 district may be divided for the convenience of the voters.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 2-104 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
   1.  The  county  committee  of  each party shall be constituted by the
 election in each election district within such county of  at  least  two
 members  and  of such additional members[, not in excess of two,] as the
 rules of the county committee of the party  within  the  county  or  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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