senate Bill S1555A

Requires that voter registration forms be made available at federal, state and local government buildings and at other public places

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • 24 / Mar / 2011
    • PRINT NUMBER 1555A
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Summary

Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1555
S1555A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S1062

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BILL NUMBER:S1555A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the election law, in relation to making mail registration
forms available in public
buildings and other public places

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To provide easy access to voter registration forms.

JUSTIFICATION:
All voting application forms should be made easily accessible to the
public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.1062 - Passed Senate; Died in Assembly Election Law.
Returned to Senate and Referred to Elections Committee
2007-08: S.1736 - Referred to Elections
2006: S.6589 - Referred to Elections
2005: S.1102 - Referred to Elections
2003-04: S.1310 - Referred to Elections
2001-02: S.3908 - Referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Each county board of elections shall make application forms available
to the public through distribution to federal, state and local
government buildings.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1555--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, KRUEGER, STAVISKY -- 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  to amend the election law, in relation to making mail registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 5-210 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Application  forms  for  use  pursuant  to  this section shall be
furnished by a county board of elections to any person  requesting  such
form.  Application  forms sent outside of the United States to a country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections shall also cause such application forms to be  as  widely  and
freely  distributed  as possible.   EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL
MAKE APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH  DISTRIBUTION  TO
FEDERAL,  STATE  AND  LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.   SUCH BUILDINGS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO BANKS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, LOCAL OFFICES OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  OFFICES  AND
OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-03-1

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