assembly Bill A3601

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to election law
Jan 26, 2011 referred to election law

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A3601 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §259-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2445

A3601 (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.

A3601 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3601

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 26, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. O'DONNELL, CLARK, KAVANAGH, MAISEL, J. RIVERA --
  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.
                                                           LBD05725-01-1

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