A05323 Summary:

BILL NOA05323
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05287
 
SPONSORBichotte Hermelyn
 
COSPNSRHyndman, Walker, Rosenthal L, Solages, Gottfried, Colton, Jean-Pierre, Joyner
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §3-507, El L
 
Relates to providing Haitian Creole language voting materials.
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A05323 Actions:

BILL NOA05323
 
02/12/2021referred to election law
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A05323 Committee Votes:

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A05323 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A05323 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5323
 
SPONSOR: Bichotte Hermelyn
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to providing Haitian Creole language voting materials   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to provide voting material in Haitian Creole   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would authorize board of election to provide voting materials in Haitian Creole. It shall also produce: (a) A voter registration form in English with instructions in Haitian Creole (b) Instructions in Haitian Creole regarding the criteria and applica- tion process for obtaining an absentee ballot (c) A section with general voter information in Haitian Creole including frequently asked questions   JUSTIFICATION: The board of election currently does not provide voting material in areas in which there is primarily a Haitian Creole speaking population. Providing voting material in Haitian Creole will allow those citizens to understand the voting process.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2019-20: A3025; Referred to election law 2017-18: A311; Referred to Election Law 2015-16: A9727   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeeding the date on which it shall become law.
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A05323 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5323
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 12, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. BICHOTTE HERMELYN, HYNDMAN, WALKER, L. ROSENTHAL,
          SOLAGES,  GOTTFRIED,  COLTON,  JEAN-PIERRE,  JOYNER  --  read once and
          referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
        AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  providing  Haitian
          Creole language voting materials

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  3-507
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  3-507.  Boards  of elections; voting materials in Haitian Creole. A
     4  board of elections in a city with a population of over one million shall
     5  provide the same information in  Haitian  Creole  that  it  provides  in
     6  languages  other  than English on its website. It shall also produce and
     7  disseminate citywide a booklet that includes: (a) a  voter  registration
     8  form in English with instructions in Haitian Creole; (b) instructions in
     9  Haitian  Creole  regarding  the  criteria  and  application  process for
    10  obtaining an absentee ballot; and  (c)  a  section  with  general  voter
    11  information in Haitian Creole including frequently asked questions. Such
    12  board may include other languages on its website and in such booklet.
    13    §  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    14  ing that date on which it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06224-01-1
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A05323 LFIN:

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