A01346 Summary:

COSPNSRStirpe, Epstein, Davila, Ardila, Jacobson, Sillitti, Glick, Dinowitz, Fall, Novakhov, Anderson, Burgos, Paulin, Jean-Pierre, Septimo, Cruz, Tapia, De Los Santos, Simone, Flood, Zaccaro, Bores, Dickens
Amd §17-140, El L
Relates to furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls.
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A01346 Actions:

01/17/2023referred to election law
01/03/2024referred to election law
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A01346 Committee Votes:

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A01346 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A01346 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 17, 2023
        Introduced  by  M. of A. SIMON, STIRPE, EPSTEIN, DAVILA -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  furnishing  money  or
          entertainment to induce attendance at polls
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 17-140 of the election law, as amended  by  chapter
     2  414 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  17-140.  Furnishing  money or entertainment to induce attendance at
     4  polls.  Any person who directly or indirectly by himself or  herself  or
     5  through  any  other  person  in  connection  with  or  in respect of any
     6  election during the hours of voting on a day of a  general,  special  or
     7  primary  election  gives or provides, or causes to be given or provided,
     8  or shall pay, wholly or in part, for any meat, drink, tobacco[, refresh-
     9  ment] or provision to or for any person,  other  than  persons  who  are
    10  official  representatives of the board of elections or political parties
    11  and committees and persons who are engaged as watchers, party  represen-
    12  tatives  or  workers  assisting  the  candidate,  except any such [meat,
    13  drink, tobacco, refreshment or provision] item having [a retail value of
    14  less than one dollar,] a nominal value, including but  not  limited  to,
    15  snacks,  water,  soft drinks, or other refreshments which [is] are given
    16  or provided to any person in a polling place or in line  to  vote  at  a
    17  polling place without any identification of the person or entity supply-
    18  ing such provisions, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    19    § 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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