senate Bill S3996

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum

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view actions (6)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to elections
Jul 16, 2009 committed to rules
May 04, 2009 advanced to third reading
Apr 29, 2009 2nd report cal.
Apr 28, 2009 1st report cal.231
Apr 07, 2009 referred to elections

S3996 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1561, A5900
2013-2014: A2104
2015-2016: A5870
2017-2018: A5908, A10582
2019-2020: A116
2021-2022: A8858

S3996 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.

S3996 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3996 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2009

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration


  Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 5-210 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 179 of the laws  of  2005,  is  amended  to  read  as
  3.  Completed  application forms, when received by any county board of
elections and, with respect to  application  forms  promulgated  by  the
federal  election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board of
elections, or showing a dated cancellation mark  of  the  United  States
Postal  Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated cancel-
lation mark which is not later than  the  [twenty-fifth]  FIFTEENTH  day
before  the  next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special election, and
received no later than the [twentieth] TENTH day before  such  election,
or  delivered in person to such county board of elections not later than
the tenth day before [a special] SUCH election, shall entitle the appli-
cant to vote in such election, if he  or  she  is  otherwise  qualified,
provided,  however,  such  applicant  shall not vote on a voting machine
until his or her identity is verified. Any  county  board  of  elections
receiving  an  application form from a person who does not reside in its
jurisdiction but who does reside elsewhere in the  state  of  New  York,
shall forthwith forward such application form to the proper county board
of  elections.  Each board of elections shall make an entry on each such
form of the date it is received by such board.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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


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