Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2023||
returned to senate
|Jun 06, 2023||
ordered to third reading rules cal.568
substituted for a268
|Jan 10, 2023||
referred to election law
delivered to assembly
|Jan 09, 2023||
ordered to third reading cal.7
reported and committed to rules
|Jan 05, 2023||
referred to elections
Senate Bill S587
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S587 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S587 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers; requires the state board of elections to develop and provide to each county materials for a model poll worker training program which the counties may use to train individuals to serve as poll workers in state and county elections.
2023-S587 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S587 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to mandatory training curriculum for poll workers PURPOSE: The purpose of this act is to ensure proper training for poll workers. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This legislation principally amends subdivision 1-a and adds new subdi- visions 1-b, 1-c and 1-d to section 3-412 of the election law to require the state board of elections to establish a training institute to devel- op curriculum for certified poll worker training and train-the-trainer programs. The curriculum shall include curriculum relating to a diverse electorate, professional delivery of services, providing assistance to voters with disabilities and limited English proficiency, 115C of all voting systems and shall utilize industry proven training techniques
2023-S587 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 587 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, MAY -- 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 mandatory training curriculum for poll workers THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 1-a and 2 of section 3-412 of the election law, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 310 of the laws of 2021, subdi- vision 1-a as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005 and subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 180 of the laws of 2005, are amended and three new subdivisions 1-b, 1-c and 1-d are added to read as follows: 1. Each board of elections shall, at least once every year, conduct a mandatory school for the instruction of election inspectors, poll clerks and election coordinators. Such instruction may be given in person or online AT VARIOUS TIMES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, provided that online instruction shall be offered over a two week period that includes the date for in-person instruction. SUCH TRAINING SHALL BE OFFERED NO LESS FREQUENTLY THAN ON A QUARTERLY BASIS. Certain online participants may be required to supplement online instruction with in-person instruction that includes the use of voting machines or other matters requiring specialized training. Written notice shall be given to participants stating the time and place at which such in-person instruction shall be held, the option to obtain instruction online with direction on how to access the online option, and identifying the participants that must attend in-person instruction in addition to online instruction. 1-a. The state board of elections shall establish a mandatory core curriculum for poll worker training which includes the requirements in subdivision two of this section, [as amended by a chapter of the laws of 2005,] and the rights of voters at the polls and obligation of election workers to protect those rights while maintaining the integrity of the franchise, including assisting voters with disabilities or with limited EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01023-01-3
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