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A07587 Summary:

Amd 4-100, El L
Relates to the creation, consolidation, division and alteration of election districts by a board of elections; increases the number of registrants an election district may include from 1,150 to 2,000 registrants.
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A07587 Actions:

05/03/2017referred to election law
01/03/2018referred to election law
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A07587 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 3, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
        AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to the creation, consol-
          idation, division and alteration of election districts by a  board  of
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph a of  subdivision  3  of  section  4-100  of  the
     2  election  law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended
     3  to read as follows:
     4    a. Each election district shall be in compact  form  and  may  not  be
     5  partly within and partly without a ward, town, city, a village which has
     6  five  thousand  or  more inhabitants and is wholly within one town, or a
     7  county legislative,  assembly,  senatorial  or  congressional  district.
     8  Except as provided in paragraph b of this subdivision, election district
     9  boundaries,  other  than those boundaries which are coterminous with the
    10  boundaries of those political subdivisions mentioned in this  paragraph,
    11  must  be  streets,  rivers, railroad lines or other permanent character-
    12  istics of the landscape which are clearly visible to any person  without
    13  the need to use any technical or mechanical device. An election district
    14  shall  contain  not  more than nine hundred fifty registrants (excluding
    15  registrants in inactive status) or, with  the  approval  of  the  county
    16  board  of  elections,  not more than [eleven hundred fifty] two thousand
    17  registrants (excluding registrants in inactive status), but any election
    18  district may be divided for the convenience of the voters after  consul-
    19  tation with the elected officials who represent said districts.
    20    § 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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