Bill S1556-2011

Enacts the "early voting act"

Enacts the "early voting act"; provides to any person early voting for a candidate for public office in a general, primary or special election for any public or party office by paper ballot to take place no sooner than fourteen business days and up to and including the day prior to such election; provides that such voting shall take place at such person's county board of elections; requires availability and access to ballots for persons with disabilities.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • Jan 10, 2011: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S1556

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law, in relation to marijuana themed candy

PURPOSE: To provide that no candy or confection shall be sold in this state which resembles marijuana or marijuana products or imitates the flavor of marijuana.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 399-j to the General Business Law to prohibit the manufacturing and/or sale of candy or confection which is packaged or shaped to resemble marijuana or marijuana products or to imitate the flavor of marijuana.

JUSTIFICATION: Pot themed candy irresponsibly promotes illegal drug culture to children. This legislation would prohibit the manufacturing purchase and sale of marijuana-flavored candy in the state, with a penalty of up to a S1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.3145; 2009-10 S.1682; 2007-08, S.816; 2005-06, S.4100.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1556 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY -- 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 enacting the "early voting act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "early voting act". S 2. Article 8 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 6 to read as follows: TITLE VI EARLY VOTING SECTION 8-600. EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES. 8-602. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS AND DUTIES FOR EARLY VOTING. S 8-600. EARLY VOTING PROCEDURES. 1. NO SOONER THAN FOURTEEN BUSINESS DAYS AND UP TO AND INCLUDING THE DAY PRIOR TO ANY GENERAL, PRIMARY OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ANY PUBLIC OR PARTY OFFICE, PERSONS DULY REGISTERED TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES FOR SUCH OFFICE MAY VOTE BY PAPER BALLOT FOR A CANDIDATE FOR SUCH OFFICE, AND SUCH EARLY VOTING PRACTICE SHALL TAKE PLACE AT SUCH PERSON'S COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, OR AN ALTERNATIVE LOCATION OR LOCATIONS AS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED BY AND THROUGH A COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS UNDER THE POWERS GRANTED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION. 2. SUCH VOTING PROCEDURE SHALL BE MONITORED AND ADMINISTERED BY TWO DULY DESIGNATED PERSONS, ONE FROM EACH MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY, AND SUCH VOTING SHALL FOLLOW AND CONFORM TO ALL OTHER PROCEDURES, MEASURES AND REQUIREMENTS OF CASTING A VOTE BY A VOTING MACHINE AS PRESCRIBED PURSU- ANT TO THIS CHAPTER. ALL VOTES CAST WITHIN THE EARLY VOTING PERIOD SHALL BE COUNTED WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS OF THE POLLS CLOSING ON ELECTION DAY
AND IN THE SAME MANNER AS PRESCRIBED IN ARTICLE NINE OF THIS CHAPTER. THE RESULTS OR TABULATION OF VOTES CAST DURING AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD SHALL NOT BE MADE BEFORE THE CLOSE OF ALL POLLING PLACES ON ELECTION DAY AND RESULTS SHALL BE REPORTED BY PRECINCT. BALLOTS USED IN EARLY VOTING SHALL BE, AS NEARLY AS PRACTICABLE, THE SAME FORM AS THOSE USED ON ELECTION DAY. BALLOTS SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE AND ACCESSIBLE TO ANY PERSON WITH DISABILITIES WHO WANT TO EXERCISE HIS OR HER RIGHT TO VOTE EARLY. S 8-602. STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; POWERS AND DUTIES FOR EARLY VOTING. ANY RULE OR REGULATION NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE SHALL BE PROMULGATED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law.

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