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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to elections|
|Jan 14, 2011||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1970
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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S1970 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1970 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to designating additional participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 5-211 of the election law in relation to adding public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high school to agencies for the purposes of assisting with voter registration. JUSTIFICATION: Registering to vote can be a difficult process for many people. This bill would make the process easier by requiring more agencies to offer voter registration forms upon application for services, renewal of services, and change of address relating to such services. Such agencies will also be responsible for providing assistance to applicants in completing voter registration forms, and receiving and transmitting the completed application forms to the appropriate board of elections. In addition to college campuses, Immigration and Naturalization Services, and recruitment offices of the armed forces, all public libraries, local housing authorities, and public
S1970 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1970 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- tion THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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 follows: 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. LBD04807-01-1
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