Bill S4348A-2013

Requires a joint report by the state board of elections and state education department concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections

Requires a joint report by the state board of education and state education department concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections.

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Actions

  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • Apr 10, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 4348A
  • Apr 10, 2013: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • Mar 21, 2013: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4348A

TITLE OF BILL: An act requiring a joint report by the state board of elections and state education department concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections

PURPOSE:

This bill would allow the state board of elections and the state education department to jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The state board of elections and the state education department shall jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections.

Section 2. The state board of elections and/or the state education department may request and shall receive from any subdivision, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable to effectuate the purposes set forth in this act.

Section 3. Within six months of the effective date of this act, the state board of elections and the state education department shall submit a joint report of their findings, conclusions and recommendations to the governor and the legislature, and shall submit with such report such regulatory and legislative proposals as they deem necessary to implement their recommendations.

Section 4. Effective Date.

JUSTIFICATION:

Many schools serve as Election Day polling places. However, there exists a reasonable expectation for maintaining the safety and security of students and school staff, as well as the community members using the schools on election day. Therefore, it is necessary and proper for the Board of Elections and Department of Education to jointly consider the safety implications that arise from schools serving as polling places. If it is found that schools serving as polling places pose a serious risk to security, this study will provide for the Board of Elections and the Department of Education to make recommendations of feasible alternatives for polling places.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Minimal to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4348--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 21, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BOYLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT requiring a joint report by the state board of elections and state education department concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state board of elections and the state education department shall jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling places for elections. S 2. The state board of elections and/or the state education depart- ment may request and shall receive from any subdivision, department, board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of the state or of any political subdivision thereof such assistance and data as it deems necessary or desirable to effectuate the purposes set forth in this act. S 3. Within six months of the effective date of this act, the state board of elections and the state education department shall submit a joint report of their findings, conclusions and recommendations to the governor and the legislature, and shall submit with such report such regulatory and legislative proposals as they deem necessary to implement their recommendations. S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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