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(a) Notice to the applicant that the form may be used for registration only when a previously registered voter has moved to another address in the
county or city, that the form cannot be utilized to alter or amend the previous voter registration in any other way including, changing
changing party enrollment, and that any other change requires use of the standard registration form.
(b) A space for the applicant to indicate his or her name and date of birth, the prior and new residence addresses, including, the zip code and apartment number, if any, and the telephone number of the new residence.
(c) Notice that a voter notification form will be mailed to each applicant whose completed form is received.
(d) The telephone number of the board of elections.
le) A place for the applicant to execute the form on a line which is clearly labeled "signature of applicant" preceded by the following specific form of affirmation:
"I affirm that the information provided herein is true and I understand that this application will be accepted for all purposes as the equivalent of an affidavit, and, if it contains a material false statement, shall subject me to the same penalties for perjury as if I had been duly sworn.
Such form of affirmation shall be followed by a space for the date and the aforementioned line for the applicant's signature.
7. Each county board of elections shall deliver a sufficient number of such uniform statewide application forms to each local
post office within its county and keep such post office so supplied, with the request that the postmaster thereof make them available to the public for its use in participating in the electoral process.
8. [(a)] Upon its receipt by the county board of elections, each application form shall be reviewed and examined by at least two members or employees of such board authorized by the board to receive registrations. Such two members or employees shall represent the two major political parties. If the application shall contain substantially all the required information indicating that the applicant is legally qualified to register and/or enroll as stated in his application, the county board of elections shall transfer all information on such application to the appropriate registration records. Detachable portions of the application containing the applicant's signature, or in lieu thereof, a photostatic copy
of the applicant's signature, shall be pasted in each space provided on the registration and enrollment records for the insertion of the registrant's signature.
[(b) The county board of elections shall review each application form to determine if the applicant is entitled to a transfer of registration and/or enrollment or special enrollment. If such form shall contain substantially all of the required information, and the applicant is so titled, the board shall 'make such transfer, or shall enter such special enrollment, in the manner provided by this chapter.
(c) An enrollment made by mail by any applicant shall be effective for the next primary election in which such applicant would be entitled to vote if such enrollment had been taken by a central registration board. ]
9. The county board of elections shall, promptly and in any event, not later than twenty-one days after receipt by it of the application,
notification of its approval or rejection of the application to the applicant. Notices of approval shall be sent by nonforwardable mail. The voter's registration
and enrollments, transfer of registration and/or enrollment or special enrollment,] shall be complete upon receipt of the application by the appropriate county board of elections, subject, how ever, to the county board of elections' right to reject any such applicant in the event that the notification by mail is returned undelivered. The notice shall also advise the registrant of the date when his registration and enrollment is effective, of the date of the next regularly scheduled primary or general election' in which he will be
eligible to vote, of the location of the polling place of the election district in which he is or will be a qualified voter, whether such polling place is accessible physically handicapped voters, an indication that physically handicapped voters may obtain an absentee ballot and the phone number to call for absentee ballot applications. The notice shall' also advise him to notify the board of elections if there is any inaccuracy. The form of such mail notification shall be prescribed by the state board of elections and shall contain such other information and instructions
it may reasonably require to carry out the purposes of this section.
10. If the county board of elections suspects or believes that for any reason the applicant is not entitled to registrations, enrollment transfer of registration and/or enrollment or special) and enrollment, it shall make inquiry in reference thereto. If the board of elections shall find that the applicant is not qualified to register[, and enroll [or transfer his registration and/or enrollment or for special enrollment], the application shall be rejected and the applicant notified of such rejection and the reason therefor, no later than ten days before the day of the first primary[ ,] or general [or special] election occurring at least (thirty) twenty-five days after the filing of the application.
11. Whenever the county board of elections is not satisfied from an examination of an application for registrations, enrollment, transfer of registration and/or enrollment or special] and enrollment, or after its initial inquiry, that the applicant is entitled to such registration, enrollment, transfer] or [special] enrollment, it may order an investigation through any officer or employee of the state or county board of elections, police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff.
12. An'affidavit or a' signed statement by any officer or employee of the state or county board of elections or any police officer, sheriff or deputy sheriff, that he visited the premises claimed by the applicant as his residence and that he interrogated an inmate, house-dweller, keeper, caretaker, owner, proprietor or landlord thereof or therein as to such applicant's residence therein or thereat, and that he was informed by one or more such persons, naming them, that they knew the persons residing upon such premises and that the applicant did not reside upon such premises as set forth in his application, shall be sufficient authority for a determination by the board that the applicant is not entitled to registration[, enrollment or transfer of registration and/or enrollment] or [special] enrollment; but this provision shall not preclude the board from making such other determination, as the result of other inquiry, as it may deem appropriate.
13. Notwithstanding the entry by the county board of elections on the registration poll record of the information contained on an application form prescribed by this section, such entry shall not preclude the county board of elections from subsequently rejecting the application if it is not satisfied that the applicant is entitled to register[,) and enroll[, transfer his registration and/or enrollment or special enrollment] as provided by this section, provided that the applicant is notified of such rejection and reasons
there for no later than ten days before the day of the first primary[, ) or general (or special] election occurring at least [thirty] twenty-five days after the filing of such application form.
14. The county board of elections shall keep a record of applications for registration as they are received and at least
each month, shall give to the chairman of each political party in the county a complete list of the applicants whose applications were approved together with their addresses and telephone numbers, and their election and assembly districts or wards, if any.
§ 2. Subdivision 2 of section 11-200 of the election law, as amended by chapter 136 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
7. Every person registered pursuant to this title shall continue to be eligible to vote in all elections in which special federal voters eligible to vote except that in order to vote at a primary election of a party, a voter registered pursuant to this title must have been so registered and enrolled in such party before the previous general election; or, if such voter was not registered in New York state for the previous general election, such voter must so register and enroll in such party not later than [sixty) twenty-five days before such primary; or, if such voter was registered in New York state for the last general election, such voter must have had the same party enrollment with
such registration as such voter sets forth on his application for registration and enrollment as a special federal voters; or such voter must register and enroll specially pursuant to the provisions of this chapter].
§ 3. "This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law and the provisions of paragraph (8), of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election law, as set forth in section one of this act, shall continue to be subject to the provisions of subdivision C of section 33 of chapter 79 of the laws of 1992. EXPLANATION-Matter in italics is new; matter
AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, in relation to the scope of
the cause of action by police officers or their representatives for injuries sustained by a police officer in the line of duty
Became a law July 17, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present, The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds that the nature of modern police work in this state has exposed our police officers to a unprecedented
risk of death and physical' injury. In view of this fact, chapter 346 of the laws of 1989 gave' injured officers and representatives of deceased officers a right of action against individuals found 1 ole for such deaths or injuries.
The legislature concludes that the duties of our state's police officers are performed in a variety of contexts and that the liability imposed pursuant to chapter 346 of the laws of 1989 should not be limited to violations pertaining to the safe maintenance and control of premises. Since our police officers are required to confront dangerous conditions under many and varied circumstances, there is a need to en
that a right of action exists regardless of where the violation causing injury or death occurs.
§ 2. Section 205-e of the general municipal law, as added by chapter 346 of the laws of 1989, is amended to read as follows:
$ 205-e. Right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased police officers. 1. In addition to any other right of tion
recovery under any other provision of law, in the event any accident, causing injury, death or a disease which results in death, occurs directly or indirectly as a result of any neglect, omission, willful or culpable negligence of any person or persons in failing to comply with the requirements of any of the statutes, ordinances, rules, orders and requirements of the federal, state, county, village, town
city governments or of any and all their departments, divisions and bureaus, the person or persons guilty of said neglect, omission, willful or culpable negligence at the time of such injury or death shall be liable to pay any officer, member, agent or employee of any police department injured, or whose life may be lost while in the discharge or performance at any time or place of any duty imposed by the police commissioner, police
chief or other superior officer of the police department, or to pay to the spouse and children,, or to pay the parents
to brothers and sisters, being the surviving heirs-at-law of any deceased person thus having, lost his life, a sum of money, in case of injury to person, not less than one thousand dollars, and in the case of death not less than five thousand dollars, such liability to be determined and such
sums recovered in an action to be instituted by any person injured or the family or relatives of any person killed as aforesaid, provided, however,
that nothing in this section shall be deemed to expand or restrict any right afforded to or limitation imposed upon an employer, employee or his or her representative by virtue of any provisions of the workers' compensation law.
2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, including sections fifty-e and fifty-i of the general municipal law, section thirty-eight hundred thirteen of the education
section ten of the court of claims act and the provisions of any general, special or local law or charter requiring as a condition precedent to commencement of an action or special proceeding that a notice of claim be filed or
presented, every cause of action or special proceeding that a notice of claim be filed or presented, every cause of action for the personal injury or wrongful death of a police officer which was pending on or after January first, nineteen hụndred eighty-seven, because this section was not yet effective, which would have been actionable on or after January first, nineteen hundred eighty-seven had this section been effective is hereby revived and an action thereon may be commenced at any time provided that such action is commenced
before June thirtieth, nineteen hundred ninety-three.
§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to possession or transfer
of phony motor vehicle insurance identification cards Became a law July 17, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 2132 to read as follows:
§ 2132. Forged insurance identification cards. Any insurance company, insurance agent, insurance broker or other person who which, personally or by the action of an employee or agent, possesses or transfers å forged insurance identification card for a motor vehicle, having knowledge, personally, through such employee or agent, of the fact that such insurance identification card, when issued, did not actually represent owner's policy of liability insurance or a financial security bond issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in this state covering the motor vehicle identified on such card, shall be liable for payment to the people of this state of a civil penalty in sum not exceeding one thousand dollars for the first such violation and & sum not exceeding five thousand dollars for each subsequent violation. For the purposes of this section the term "forged insurance identification card" means a written insurance identification card which has been falsely made, completed altered, and the term "falsely made, completed or altered" shall have the same meaning as set forth in section 170.00 of the penal law,
§ 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law.
AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the passenger tramway
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 12-c of the labor law, as amended by chapter 55 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
1. To advise the commissioner'of labor in relation to his duties and responsibilities under the provisions of section two hundred two-c and article twenty-six of this chapter, there shall be in the department an advisory council, to be known as the passenger tramway advisory council, consisting of seven members to be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate, and one of whom
shall be designated as chairman by the governor. Each of [two] four members of the council shall be an officer or employee of a [privately operated] ski center, [one member shall be an officer or employee of a manufacturer of ski tows or other passenger tramways, one member of the council shall be an officer or employee of the state whose duties are solely or primarily in the operation of ski trail facilities and appurtenances owned by the state, one member of the council shall be a person engaged in the insuring of passenger tramway operations] and [two] three members of the council' shall be representatives of the public[: One of the members representative of the public shall be a professional engineer licensed in the state of New York. One of the members representative of the public shall be a skier,) and shall not be, nor within five
immediately preceding appointment have been t(a)] an officer or employee of a EXPLANATION-Matter in italics is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law
[privately operated] ski center[, (b) an officer or employee of a facturer of ski tows or other passenger tramways, or (c) an officer or employee of the state whose duties were solely or primarily in the operation of ski trail facilities and appurtenances owned by the state].
§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to procurement by the
state, its political subdivisions and public benefit corporations of products and services produced by special employment programs approved by the commissioner of education Became a law July 17, 1992, with the approval of the Governor.
Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows: Section 1. Subdivisions
2 and 3 of section 175-a of the state finance law as amended by chapter 509 of the laws of 1988, are amended to read as follows:
1. Based upon the considerations and criteria herein stated, it shall be the duty of the commissioner of general services, to determine and, from time to time, revise the price of all suitable products manufactured, produced or assembled, and to approve the price of all suitable services provided, by the blind and other severely handicapped, offered for sale to the state or any governmental agency or political subdivision public benefit corporation thereof having their own purchasing agency, (i) by any qualified charitable non-profit-making agency for the blind approved for such purposes by the commissioner of social services; or by any special employment program, as defined in section one hundred seventy-five-c of this article, serving mentally ill persons, which is operated by the office of mental health and is approved for such
purposes by the commissioner of mental health, (ii) by any qualified chari; table non-profit-making, agency for other severely handicapped approved for such purposes by the commissioner of education, or incorporated under the laws of this state and manufacturing, producing or assembling merchandise providing suitable services within this state [and to revise such prices from time to time), provided, however, a special ployment program operated by the office of mental health shall not be required to be incorporated, or (iii) by a qualified veterans'
workshop providing job and employment-skills training to veterans where such workshop is operated by the United States department of veterans affairs and where such workshop is approved for such purposes by the commis. sioner of education. In determining and revising the prices of such products or services, consideration shall be given by the commissioner of general services to reasonable costs of labor, materials and overhead necessarily incurred by the agencies for the blind and the other severely handicapped, [and] by special employment programs for mentally ill persons, and by veterans' workshops, under efficient methods of procurement, production, performance and administration; however, the prices of such products and services shall not exceed in'major or unwarranted amount the prevailing market prices for the same
equivalent commodities services determined by the commissioner of general services.
2. The commissioner of general services shall make such rules and regulations regarding specifications, quality standards, time of delivery, performance and other relevant matters as shall be necessary to carry out the purpose of this section and of section one hundred seventyfive-b of this article. The state comptroller is authorized in the case of products and services upon request of the commissioner of
of general services to cause audits and examinations to be made of all records, books and data of any agency for the blind or the other severely handicapped, [or] any special employment program for mentally ill persons or any veterans workshops qualified under this section to determine the costs of manufacture or the rendering of services and the manner and efficiency of production and administration of such agency or special