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A09007 Summary:

BILL NOA09007
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07178
 
SPONSORCahill
 
COSPNSRD'Urso
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 9-209, El L (as proposed in S.3045-B & A.1320-A)
 
Relates to canvass of ballots cast by certain voters.
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A09007 Actions:

BILL NOA09007
 
01/10/2020referred to election law
02/26/2020reported
02/27/2020advanced to third reading cal.437
03/03/2020substituted by s7178
 S07178 AMEND= COMRIE
 01/10/2020REFERRED TO RULES
 01/13/2020ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.102
 01/23/2020PASSED SENATE
 01/23/2020DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/23/2020referred to election law
 03/03/2020substituted for a9007
 03/03/2020ordered to third reading cal.437
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A09007 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9007
 
SPONSOR: Cahill
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to canvass of ballots cast by certain voters   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to amend Chapter 717 of 2019. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of this bill amends subdivision 2(v)(a) of § 9-209 the election to add a definition of "substantially complied" which, for the purposes of this subparagraph, shall mean the board can determine the voter's eligibility based on the statement of the affiant or records of the board. Section two is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 717 of 2019 was passed with the aim to ensure all qualified voters have their affidavit ballots cast by boards of election and not thrown out for minor or technical errors. The law provides that boards of election shall cast and canvass a voter's affidavit ballot as long as it substantially complies with the requirements as set forth in article 9 of election law pertaining to affidavit ballots. This chapter amendment furthers the intent of the original legislation by defining what substantial compliance means for the purpose of this section.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS TO THE STATE: None.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A09007 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9007
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 10, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Election Law
 
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to canvass of ballots cast
          by certain voters
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subparagraph (v) of  paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision  2  of
     2  section  9-209 of the election law, as added by a chapter of the laws of
     3  2019 amending the election law relating to canvass of  ballots  cast  by
     4  certain  voters,  as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3045-B and
     5  A. 1320-A, is amended to read as follows:
     6    (v) If the board of elections determines that a person was entitled to
     7  vote at such election, the board shall cast and canvass such  ballot  if
     8  such board finds that the voter substantially complied with the require-
     9  ments  of this chapter. For purposes of this subparagraph, substantially
    10  complied shall mean the board  can  determine  the  voter's  eligibility
    11  based on the statement of the affiant or records of the board.
    12    §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
    13  manner as a chapter of the laws of 2019 amending the election law relat-
    14  ing to canvass of ballots cast by certain voters, as proposed in  legis-
    15  lative bills numbers S. 3045-B and A. 1320-A, takes effect.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02909-06-0
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