senate Bill S2760A

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 01 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • 29 / Feb / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 2760A

Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; may vote if pardoned, such persons maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2760
S2760A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §259-c, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4643
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 2760--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Elections  --
  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law and the executive law, in relation to
  voting by convicted felons

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 5-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 373 of the laws  of  1978,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  No  person who has been convicted of a felony pursuant to the laws
of this state, shall have the right to  register  for  or  vote  at  any
election  unless  [he]:  (I)  SUCH  PERSON  shall  have been pardoned or
restored to the rights of citizenship by the  governor,  or  [his]  (II)
SUCH  PERSON'S  maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or [he has
been discharged from parole. The governor,  however,  may  attach  as  a
condition  to any such pardon a provision that any such person shall not
have the right of suffrage until it shall have been separately  restored
to  him]  (III)  SUCH  PERSON  IS  SERVING A TERM OF PAROLE, PRESUMPTIVE
RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended  to
read as follows:
  3.  No  person who has been convicted in a federal court, of a felony,
or a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws  of
this state, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election
unless [he]: (I) SUCH PERSON shall have been pardoned or restored to the
rights  of  citizenship  by the president of the United States, or [his]
(II) SUCH PERSON'S maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or  [he
has  been discharged from parole] (III) SUCH PERSON IS SERVING A TERM OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05725-02-2

S. 2760--A                          2

PAROLE, PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE  SUPER-
VISION.
  S  3. Subdivision 4 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
  4. No person who has been convicted in another state for  a  crime  or
offense  which  would  constitute  a felony under the laws of this state
shall have the right to register for or vote at  any  election  in  this
state  unless [he]: (I) SUCH PERSON shall have been pardoned or restored
to the rights of  citizenship  by  the  governor  or  other  appropriate
authority  of  such  other  state,  or  [his] (II) SUCH PERSON'S maximum
sentence has expired, or [he has been discharged from parole] (III) SUCH
PERSON IS SERVING A TERM OF  PAROLE,  PRESUMPTIVE  RELEASE,  CONDITIONAL
RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION.
  S  4.  Section  259-c  of the executive law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. HAVE THE DUTY TO PROVIDE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS TO  EVERY  PERSON
ON  PAROLE,  PRESUMPTIVE  RELEASE,  CONDITIONAL  RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE
SUPERVISION AT THE TIME SUCH PERSON IS RELEASED  TO  SUPERVISION  OR  AS
SOON THEREAFTER AS PRACTICABLE.
  S  5.  This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that
section four of this act shall take effect on the one hundred  twentieth
day after it shall have become a law.

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