Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to elections
|Jan 20, 2023
referred to elections
Senate Bill S2385
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S2385 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S2385 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2385 SPONSOR: MYRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to construction of and requirements for voting machines and systems PURPOSE: To amend the requirements for voting machines and systems to ensure that the most secure and reliable voting machines and systems possible are being purchased and utilized throughout the state; that ballots are printed on durable paper; to outlaw direct electronic voting machines that do not utilize paper ballots; to give boards of election the flexi- bility to use more than two types of voting machines per election; and to give voters the option, at every polling place, to mark a paper ballot by hand or with a nontabulating ballot marking device. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 7-104 of the election law by adding a new
2023-S2385 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2385 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 20, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BRESLIN, BROUK, CLEARE, COMRIE, COONEY, GIANARIS, HARCKHAM, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN-SIGAL, JACKSON, KAVANAGH, KRUEGER, MAY, MAYER, PARKER, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY -- 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 construction of and requirements for voting machines and systems THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 7-104 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 28 to read as follows: 28. THE BALLOT SHALL BE MARKED OR PRINTED ON DURABLE PAPER. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "DURABLE PAPER" IS DEFINED AS PAPER CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING MULTIPLE COUNTS AND RECOUNTS BY HAND OR MACHINE WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE FUNDAMENTAL INTEGRITY OF THE BALLOTS, AND CAPABLE OF RETAINING THE INFORMATION MARKED OR PRINTED ON SUCH PAPER FOR THE FULL DURATION OF A RETENTION AND PRESERVATION PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION 3-222 OF THIS CHAPTER. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 7-200 of the election law, as amended by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows: 1. The board of elections of the city of New York and other county boards of elections may adopt any kind of voting machine or system approved by the state board of elections, or the use of which has been specifically authorized by law; and thereupon such voting machine or system may be used at any or all elections and shall be used at all general or special elections held by such boards in such city, town or village and in every contested primary election in the city of New York and in every contested primary election outside the city of New York in which there are one thousand or more enrolled voters qualified to vote. [No more than two types of voting machines or systems may be used by any local board of elections at a single election.] Notwithstanding the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04070-01-3
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