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A09477 Summary:

BILL NOA09477
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07382-A
 
SPONSORSimon
 
COSPNSRFernandez, Stirpe, Epstein, Davila, Ramos, Gottfried, Galef
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §17-140, El L
 
Relates to furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls.
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A09477 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9477
 
SPONSOR: Simon
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to furnishing money or entertainment to induce attendance at polls   PURPOSE: To amend the executive law, in relation to establishing application processing and review requirements for reprieves, commutations and pardons. ,   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. amends the election law, as amended by chapter 414 of the laws of 1992, to allow items with nominal value such as water or snacks to be distributed to voters at polling places distributed as well as allowing those distributions on lines outside polling locations. Section 2 provides for the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: In New York State, despite continued progress on making our elections more accessible, certain polling locations continue to have massive lines. Leaving those lines for a simple glass of water can forfeit a voter's position, which is often not an option for individuals taking time off from work. Voting should not be an endurance test and allowing organizations to provide nominal refreshments will help protect their franchise until voting is no longer a burden.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately..
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