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S01644 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 14, 2021
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COONEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  absentee  voting  by
          residents  of  nursing  homes and other long-term care facilities; and
          providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  8-407 of the election law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 16 to read as follows:
     3    16. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section to the contra-
     4  ry, inspectors of the board shall not  attend  and/or  visit  facilities
     5  covered  under this section, and shall not physically deliver ballots to
     6  residents  of  such  facilities  in-person  for  primary  elections   or
     7  elections  held  on or prior to December first, two thousand twenty-one.
     8  Boards of elections shall mail or deliver  absentee  ballots  to  voters
     9  residing  in  such facilities in the same manner as absentee ballots are
    10  delivered to other absentee voters pursuant to this title.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  January
    12  1,  2022  when upon such date the provisions of this act shall be deemed
    13  repealed.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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