STATE OF NEW YORK
2023-2024 Regular Sessions
February 21, 2023
Introduced by Sens. MURRAY, PALUMBO -- read twice and ordered printed,
and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
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:
1 Section 1. The state board of elections and the state education
2 department shall jointly examine, evaluate and make recommendations
3 concerning the safety of students and staff at schools used as polling
4 places for elections.
5 § 2. The state board of elections and/or the state education depart-
6 ment may request and shall receive from any subdivision, department,
7 board, bureau, commission, office, agency or other instrumentality of
8 the state or of any political subdivision thereof such assistance and
9 data as it deems necessary or desirable to effectuate the purposes set
10 forth in this act.
11 § 3. Within six months of the effective date of this act, the state
12 board of elections and the state education department shall submit a
13 joint report of their findings, conclusions and recommendations to the
14 governor and the legislature, and shall submit with such report such
15 regulatory and legislative proposals as they deem necessary to implement
16 their recommendations.
17 § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.