senate Bill S1970

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Makes the following participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration: public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 14, 2011 referred to elections

S1970 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-211, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S1970 - Summary

Makes the following participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration: public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools; directs the state board of elections to promulgate rules and regulations for implementation.

S1970 - Sponsor Memo

S1970 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2011

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 designating  additional
  participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registra-


  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 1996, is  amended  to  read  as
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
[department  of  social  services]  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE and the department of health.    Also  designated  as  public
assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that provide
such assistance. Designated as  state  agencies  that  provide  programs
primarily  engaged in providing services to people with disabilities are
the department of labor, office for the  aging,  division  of  veterans'
affairs,  office  of mental health, office of vocational and educational
services for individuals with disabilities,  commission  on  quality  of
care  for the mentally disabled, office of mental retardation and devel-
opmental disabilities, commission  for  the  blind  and  visually  hand-
icapped,  office  of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office
of the advocate for  the  disabled  and  all  offices  which  administer
programs  established or funded by such agencies. Additional state agen-
cies designated as voter registration  offices  are  the  department  of

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


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