senate Bill S1339

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Extends right to vote to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 06, 2011 referred to elections

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S1339 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210, 7-122, 7-123, 7-125 & 8-504, El L; amd §§84-a & 213-b, Town L; amd §§2012, 2018-a, 2018-b, 2603 & 2609, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1364

S1339 - Summary

Extends the right to vote in all elections to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

S1339 - Sponsor Memo

S1339 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1339

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. DILAN, DIAZ, PARKER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, the town law and the education law, in
  relation to the right to vote

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the right to
vote is an essential part of membership in the communities which make up
the state of New York. In order to ensure that all  persons  who  perma-
nently  and  legally reside in our state have a voice and a stake in the
decisions made by the political process, it is necessary and  proper  to
extend  the  right  to  them,  as citizens of New York state, to vote in
elections for offices and on issues which affect them.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-102 of the election law is amended  to
read as follows:
  1.  No  person  shall  be  qualified  to  register for and vote at any
election unless he OR SHE is a citizen of the United States OR AN  ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES and is or
will be, on the day of such election, eighteen years of age or over, and
a  resident of this state and of the county, city or village for a mini-
mum of thirty days next preceding such election.
  S 3. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read
as follows:
  (g) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the  United  States
OR  AN  ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED
STATES, is or will be at least eighteen years old not later than  Decem-
ber thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she registers and a
resident of the county or city to which application is made.
  S 4. Subdivision 8 of section 7-122 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 165 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02677-01-1

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