|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S909
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S909 (ACTIVE) - Details
S909 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S909 SPONSOR: SANDERS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to absentee ballots PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would require all absentee ballots delivered to qualified voters to contain a return postage guaranteed envelope. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 8-406 of the election law to require all absen- tee ballots to be delivered to qualified voters contain a return postage guaranteed envelope. Section 2 sets the effective date.
S909 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 909 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SANDERS -- 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 absentee ballots THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 8-406 of the election law, as amended by chapter 296 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: § 8-406. Absentee ballots, delivery of. If the board shall find that the applicant is a qualified voter of the election district containing his residence as stated in his statement and that his statement is sufficient, it shall, as soon as practicable after it shall have deter- mined his right thereto, mail to him at an address designated by him, or deliver to him, or to any person designated for such purpose in writing by him, at the office of the board, such an absentee voter's ballot or set of ballots and [an] A RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED envelope therefor. If the ballot or ballots are to be sent outside of the United States to a country other than Canada or Mexico, such ballot or ballots shall be sent by air mail. However, if an applicant who is eligible for an absen- tee ballot is a resident of a facility operated or licensed by, or under the jurisdiction of, the department of mental hygiene, or a resident of a facility defined as a nursing home or residential health care facility pursuant to subdivisions two and three of section two thousand eight hundred one of the public health law, or a resident of a hospital or other facility operated by the Veteran's Administration of the United States, such absentee ballot need not be so mailed or delivered to any such applicant but, may be delivered to the voter in the manner prescribed by section 8-407 of this [chapter] TITLE if such facility is located in the county or city in which such voter is eligible to vote. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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