|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2010||referred to election law|
|Feb 11, 2009||referred to election law|
assembly Bill A5265
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A5265 (ACTIVE) - Details
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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