Bill Text: NY S06278 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to required voting time for an employee without sufficient time to vote outside of working hours.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-03 - REFERRED TO RULES [S06278 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S06278-Introduced.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                          6278

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      June 3, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  required  voting  time
          for  an  employee  without  sufficient time to vote outside of working
          hours

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

     1    Section  1. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 3-110 of the election law,
     2  as amended by section 1 of part YY of chapter 55 of the  laws  of  2019,
     3  are amended to read as follows:
     4    1.  [A] If a registered voter does not have sufficient time outside of
     5  his or her working hours, within which to vote at any  election,  he  or
     6  she  may,  without  loss  of pay for up to three hours, take off so much
     7  working time as will, when added to his or her voting time  outside  his
     8  or her working hours, enable him or her to vote at any election.
     9    2.  [The  employee]  If  an employee has four consecutive hours either
    10  between the opening of the polls and the beginning of his or her working
    11  shift, or between the end of his or her working shift and the closing of
    12  the polls, he or she shall be deemed to have sufficient time outside his
    13  or her working hours within which to vote. If he or she  has  less  than
    14  four  consecutive  hours  he or she may take off so much working time as
    15  will when added to his or her voting time outside  his  or  her  working
    16  hours  enable  him  or her to vote, but not more than two hours of which
    17  shall be without loss of pay, provided that he or she shall  be  allowed
    18  time  off  for voting only at the beginning or end of his or her working
    19  shift, as the employer may designate, unless otherwise mutually agreed.
    20    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11455-01-9
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