Bill Text: NY A08597 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to construction of voting machines' ballot boxes.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-09-13 - referred to election law [A08597 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08597-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                   September 13, 2019

          FRIED,  PICHARDO,  REYES,  RIVERA,  SAYEGH, MONTESANO -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Election Law

        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to construction of  voting
          machines' ballot boxes

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Paragraphs s and t of subdivision 1 of section 7-202 of the
     2  election law, as added by chapter 181 of the laws of 2005,  are  amended
     3  and a new paragraph u is added to read as follows:
     4    s.  permit alternative language accessibility pursuant to the require-
     5  ments of section 203 of  the  Voting  Rights  Act  of  1965  (42  U.S.C.
     6  1973aa-1a)  such  that  it  must  have  the capacity to display the full
     7  ballot in the alternative  languages  required  by  the  federal  Voting
     8  Rights  Act  if  such  voting machine or system is to be used where such
     9  alternative languages are required or where the local board  deems  such
    10  feature necessary; [and]
    11    t.  not  include  any  device  or functionality potentially capable of
    12  externally transmitting or receiving data via the internet or via  radio
    13  waves or via other wireless means[.]; and
    14    u.  be constructed so that the paper path into the ballot box is phys-
    15  ically separate from any printer-function paper  path,  so  that  it  is
    16  physically impossible for a ballot to pass under a printer head after it
    17  is cast by a voter.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.