assembly Bill A2445

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2010 referred to election law
Jan 15, 2009 referred to election law

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A2445 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4643
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §259-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3601, S2760
2013-2014: S3342
2015-2016: S2023
2017-2018: S960
2019-2020: S1931

A2445 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A2445 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2445

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. O'DONNELL, CLARK -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

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
PAROLE, PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE  SUPER-
VISION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00082-01-9

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