Bill Text: NY A05704 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Directs Suffolk county to use buildings exempt from real property taxation as polling places whenever possible.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-14 - referred to election law [A05704 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05704-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law,  in  relation  to  polling  places  in
          Suffolk county
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 3-504 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5.  A building exempt from taxation shall be used whenever possible as
     4  a polling place if it is situated in the same or a  contiguous  election
     5  district,  and may contain as many distinctly separate polling places as
     6  public convenience may require. The expense, if any, incidental  to  its
     7  use,  shall be paid like the expense of other places of registration and
     8  voting. If the board chooses a public building  for  such  purpose,  the
     9  board  or agency which controls such building must make available a room
    10  or rooms in such building which are suitable for registration and voting
    11  and which are as close as possible to  a  convenient  entrance  to  such
    12  building  and must make available any such room or rooms which the board
    13  determines are accessible to physically disabled voters as  provided  in
    14  subdivision one-a of section 4-104 of this chapter.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.