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A05075 Summary:

COSPNSROtis, Abinanti
Amd S8-500, El L
Relates to prohibiting certain candidates for public office from serving as poll watchers.
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A05075 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 20, 2013
        Introduced  by M. of A. MILLMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to poll watchers
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  4  of  section 8-500 of the election law, as
     2  amended by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
     3    4. Each watcher must be a qualified voter of the  city  or  county  in
     4  which  he  or she is to serve.  No person shall be appointed or act as a
     5  watcher who is a candidate for any public office to be voted for by  the
     6  voters of the election district in the same election in which the watch-
     7  er  is  to  serve.    Nothing  in this subdivision shall be construed as
     8  prohibiting any such candidate from visiting a  polling  place  in  such
     9  district on an election day while the polls are open.
    10    §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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