Bill Text: NY A05671 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes, under certain circumstances, full-time college and university students to act as election inspectors and poll clerks in the election district where their college or university is located.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 24-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - referred to election law [A05671 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05671-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  ABINANTI,  BLAKE, BRONSON, BUCHWALD,
          TAS,  STIRPE,  TAYLOR, WALKER, WEPRIN, D'URSO -- Multi-Sponsored by --
          M. of A. DenDEKKER, DINOWITZ,  McDONOUGH,  THIELE  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Election Law
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to the appointment of
          college and university students as election inspectors
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  3-400 of the election law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 6-a to read as follows:
     3    6-a. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of  subdivision  six  of  this
     4  section, any person who is a full-time college or university student may
     5  be certified and act as an election inspector or poll clerk in the coun-
     6  ty  in  which  such  person's  college  or university is located, or, if
     7  located within the city of New York, then such person may be  so  certi-
     8  fied in any county therein, provided he or she:
     9    (1) is registered to vote in this state;
    10    (2) holds no elective office;
    11    (3)  is  not  a candidate for any public office to be voted for by the
    12  voters of the district in which he or she is to serve, and  is  not  the
    13  spouse, parent or child of such a candidate; and
    14    (4)  is able to speak and read the English language and write it legi-
    15  bly.
    16    (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, the term  "full-time"  shall
    17  mean  any  matriculated student enrolled in at least twelve credit hours
    18  per semester at a college, as defined by subdivision two of section  six
    19  hundred one of the education law, located in this state.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.