senate Bill S3599

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to allowing parolees the right to register for and vote at any election

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Feb 28, 2011 referred to elections

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S3599 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4349
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-106, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7546, A10217

S3599 - Summary

Relates to allowing parolees the right to register for and vote at any election.

S3599 - Sponsor Memo

S3599 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3599

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 28, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 allowing  parolees  the
  right to register for and vote at any election

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3 and 4 of section 5-106  of  the  election
law,  subdivision  2  as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, are
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 OR SHE shall have been pardoned or  restored  to  the
rights of citizenship by the governor, or his OR HER 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 OR HER.
  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 OR SHE shall have been pardoned or restored to the  rights  of
citizenship by the president of the United States, or his OR HER maximum
sentence  of  imprisonment  has expired[, or he has been discharged from
parole].
  4. No person who has been convicted in another state for  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  in  this
state  unless  he  OR  SHE  shall  have been pardoned or restored to the
rights of citizenship by the governor or other appropriate authority  of
such other state, or his OR HER maximum sentence has expired[, or he has
been discharged from parole].
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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