senate Bill S1555A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that voter registration forms be made available at federal, state and local government buildings and at other public places

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Mar 24, 2011 print number 1555a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S1555 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1062

S1555 - Summary

Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

S1555 - Sponsor Memo

S1555 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1555

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

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 making  mail  registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of  section  5-210  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) Application forms for  use  pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
furnished  by  a county board of elections to any person requesting such
form. Application forms sent outside of the United States to  a  country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections  shall  also  cause such application forms to be as widely and
freely distributed as possible.  EACH COUNTY BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
MAKE  APPLICATION  FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH DISTRIBUTION TO
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.    SUCH  BUILDINGS  MAY
INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE LIMITED TO BANKS, POST OFFICES, PUBLIC LIBRARIES,
LOCAL OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSUR-
ANCE OFFICES AND OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1062

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1555--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADDABBO, KRUEGER, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
  printed,  and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee on
  Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to making mail registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 2 of section 5-210 of the
election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (a)  Application  forms  for  use  pursuant  to  this section shall be
furnished by a county board of elections to any person  requesting  such
form.  Application  forms sent outside of the United States to a country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections shall also cause such application forms to be  as  widely  and
freely  distributed  as possible.   EACH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL
MAKE APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH  DISTRIBUTION  TO
FEDERAL,  STATE  AND  LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.   SUCH BUILDINGS MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO BANKS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, LOCAL OFFICES OF
THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES,  UNEMPLOYMENT  INSURANCE  OFFICES  AND
OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00526-03-1

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