assembly Bill A5265

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts the "automatic voter registration act" to provide for the registration to vote of persons based on motor vehicle and tax records

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to election law
Feb 11, 2009 referred to election law

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A5265 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-212-a; amd §5-212-a, El L; amd §201, V & T L; amd §170, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1712
2013-2014: A187

A5265 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "automatic voter registration act"; requires the department of motor vehicles and the department of taxation and finance to transmit the names and addresses of persons who are U.S. citizens and residents of this state, and who will be 18 years old by the next general election to the state board of elections; provides that the state board of elections shall forward such names to the appropriate boards of elections and such persons shall be registered to vote; directs the state board of elections to study the feasibility of using other state and local records as a means of automatically registering voters.

A5265 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5265

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 11, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GIANARIS,  J. RIVERA, HOYT, PERALTA, CUSICK,
  POWELL, KELLNER -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  BRADLEY,  DIAZ,
  GLICK,  PEOPLES,  TOWNS,  WEISENBERG  -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, the vehicle and traffic  law  and  the
  tax  law,  in  relation  to enacting the "automatic voter registration
  act"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "automatic voter registration act".
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new  section  5-212-a  to
read as follows:
  S  5-212-A.  AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER
METHOD OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ARTICLE,  EACH  QUALI-
FIED  PERSON  SHALL  BE REGISTERED TO VOTE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF
THIS SECTION.
  2. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER, THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR  VEHI-
CLES SHALL TRANSMIT TO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE NAME AND ADDRESS
OF  EVERY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THIS STATE,
WHO HAS ATTAINED OR WILL ATTAIN THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS ON  OR  BEFORE
THE  NEXT  GENERAL  ELECTION,  AND WHO HOLDS A NON-DRIVER IDENTIFICATION
CARD, LEARNER'S PERMIT OR DRIVER'S LICENSE PURSUANT TO THE  VEHICLE  AND
TRAFFIC LAW.
  3. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER, THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND
FINANCE  SHALL  TRANSMIT  TO  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS THE NAME AND
ADDRESS OF EVERY CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, WHO IS A RESIDENT OF  THE
STATE,  WHO  HAS ATTAINED OR WILL ATTAIN THE AGE OF EIGHTEEN YEARS ON OR
BEFORE THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTION,  AND  WHO  HAS  SUBMITTED  A  RESIDENT
PERSONAL  INCOME  TAX  RETURN  PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-TWO OF THE TAX
LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05743-01-9

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