senate Bill S542B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the provision of voter registration forms to students by colleges, universities and public school districts

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 11, 2012 print number 542c
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 20, 2012 print number 542b
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
May 17, 2011 print number 542a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 05, 2011 referred to elections

Bill Amendments

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B
C (Active)
Original
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B
C (Active)

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S542 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-211, 5-210 & 5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1872C

S542 - Summary

Provides for the provision of voter registration forms to students by colleges, universities and public school districts; authorizes the pre-registration to vote of 16 year olds.

S542 - Sponsor Memo

S542 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   542

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNT-
  LEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMPSON, STAVISKY -- 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 voter registration and
  enrollment

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

  Section  1.  Section  5-211 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18. ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS LOCATED IN THIS
STATE SHALL MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION  FORMS  AVAILABLE  TO  ANY  ELIGIBLE
STUDENTS IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME PROVISIONS AND RULES
AND REGULATIONS AS ALL OTHER DESIGNATED AGENCIES; EXCEPT THAT A COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY  OR  PUBLIC  HIGH  SCHOOL SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT OR
MAINTAIN FORMS CONTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL'S  DECLINATION  TO  REGISTER  TO
VOTE  AS  REQUIRED  BY  SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION, OR TO CONDUCT A
STUDY AND REPORT THEREON AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  SEVENTEEN  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  EACH  COLLEGE,  UNIVERSITY  AND  PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL SHALL PROVIDE EACH
ELIGIBLE STUDENT WITH A REGISTRATION FORM WITHIN THE FIRST  THREE  WEEKS
OF  SUCH  STUDENT'S  ENTRY  TO  SCHOOL  OR ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS PURSUANT TO
SUBDIVISIONS TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SEVEN,  NINE,  ELEVEN,  TWELVE  AND
FIFTEEN  OF  THIS  SECTION.  EVERY  COLLEGE,  UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC HIGH
SCHOOL SHALL DESIGNATE AT LEAST ONE CONVENIENTLY  LOCATED  OFFICE  WHERE
STUDENTS MAY RECEIVE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE IN
THE COMPLETION OF SUCH FORMS. EACH SUCH OFFICE SHALL PUBLICIZE ITS VOTER
REGISTRATION SERVICES PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION, AND
SHALL  OFFER  TO COLLECT AND TRANSMIT COMPLETED VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00647-02-1

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S542A - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-211, 5-210 & 5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1872C

S542A - Summary

Provides for the provision of voter registration forms to students by colleges, universities and public school districts; authorizes the pre-registration to vote of 16 year olds.

S542A - Sponsor Memo

S542A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 542--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNT-
  LEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMPSON, 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 voter registration  and
  enrollment

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

  Section 1. Section 5-211 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED IN
THIS STATE SHALL MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO ANY ELIGIBLE
STUDENTS IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME PROVISIONS AND RULES
AND REGULATIONS AS ALL OTHER DESIGNATED AGENCIES; EXCEPT THAT A COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT OR
MAINTAIN FORMS CONTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL'S  DECLINATION  TO  REGISTER  TO
VOTE  AS  REQUIRED  BY  SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION, OR TO CONDUCT A
STUDY AND REPORT THEREON AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  SEVENTEEN  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  EACH COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE EACH
ELIGIBLE  STUDENT  WITH A REGISTRATION FORM WITHIN THE FIRST THREE WEEKS
OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR OR SUCH  STUDENT'S  ENTRY  TO
SCHOOL  OR  ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS TWO, THREE, FOUR,
FIVE, SEVEN, NINE, ELEVEN, TWELVE AND FIFTEEN  OF  THIS  SECTION.  EVERY
COLLEGE,  UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DESIGNATE AT LEAST
ONE CONVENIENT CAMPUS LOCATION WHERE STUDENTS MAY RECEIVE  VOTER  REGIS-
TRATION  FORMS  AND PERSONAL ASSISTANCE IN THE COMPLETION OF SUCH FORMS.
EACH COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL  PUBLICIZE  ITS
VOTER  REGISTRATION  SERVICES  PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OF THIS

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

Co-Sponsors

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S542B - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-211, 5-210 & 5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1872C

S542B - Summary

Provides for the provision of voter registration forms to students by colleges, universities and public school districts; authorizes the pre-registration to vote of 16 year olds.

S542B - Sponsor Memo

S542B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 542--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNT-
  LEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMPSON, 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  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Elections  in  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration and
  enrollment

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

  Section  1.  Section  5-211 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18. ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED  IN
THIS STATE SHALL MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO ANY ELIGIBLE
STUDENTS IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME PROVISIONS AND RULES
AND REGULATIONS AS ALL OTHER DESIGNATED AGENCIES; EXCEPT THAT A COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT OR
MAINTAIN  FORMS  CONTAINING  AN  INDIVIDUAL'S DECLINATION TO REGISTER TO
VOTE AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION,  OR  TO  CONDUCT  A
STUDY  AND  REPORT  THEREON AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION SEVENTEEN OF THIS
SECTION.
  EACH COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE EACH
ELIGIBLE STUDENT WITH A REGISTRATION FORM WITHIN THE FIRST  THREE  WEEKS
OF  THE  FIRST  SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR OR SUCH STUDENT'S ENTRY TO
SCHOOL OR ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS TWO,  THREE,  FOUR,
FIVE,  SEVEN,  NINE,  ELEVEN,  TWELVE AND FIFTEEN OF THIS SECTION. EVERY
COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DESIGNATE AT  LEAST
ONE  CONVENIENT  CAMPUS LOCATION WHERE STUDENTS MAY RECEIVE VOTER REGIS-

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

Co-Sponsors

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S542C (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-211, 5-210 & 5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1872C

S542C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the provision of voter registration forms to students by colleges, universities and public school districts; authorizes the pre-registration to vote of 16 year olds.

S542C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S542C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 542--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. KLEIN, BRESLIN, DIAZ, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNT-
  LEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, OPPENHEIMER, SAMPSON, 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  --  recommitted  to  the
  Committee  on  Elections  in  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted  to  said committee -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration  and
  enrollment

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

  Section 1. Section 5-211 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 18 to read as follows:
  18.  ALL COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS LOCATED IN
THIS STATE SHALL MAKE VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS AVAILABLE TO ANY ELIGIBLE
STUDENTS IN THE SAME MANNER AND SUBJECT TO THE SAME PROVISIONS AND RULES
AND REGULATIONS AS ALL OTHER DESIGNATED AGENCIES; EXCEPT THAT A COLLEGE,
UNIVERSITY OR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO COLLECT OR
MAINTAIN FORMS CONTAINING AN INDIVIDUAL'S  DECLINATION  TO  REGISTER  TO
VOTE  AS  REQUIRED  BY  SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION, OR TO CONDUCT A
STUDY AND REPORT THEREON AS REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION  SEVENTEEN  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  EACH COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL PROVIDE EACH
ELIGIBLE  STUDENT  WITH A REGISTRATION FORM WITHIN THE FIRST THREE WEEKS
OF THE FIRST SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR OR SUCH  STUDENT'S  ENTRY  TO
SCHOOL  OR  ARRIVAL ON CAMPUS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISIONS TWO, THREE, FOUR,
FIVE, SEVEN, NINE, ELEVEN, TWELVE AND FIFTEEN  OF  THIS  SECTION.  EVERY
COLLEGE,  UNIVERSITY AND PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DESIGNATE AT LEAST

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

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