|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 11, 2012||referred to election law|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 06, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 05, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 04, 2012||1st report cal.1000|
|Jan 31, 2012||referred to elections|
senate Bill S6351
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6351 - Details
S6351 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6351 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the registration and enrollment of voters PURPOSE: To allow individuals the opportunity to register to vote at the same time they apply for a hunting license, fishing license, and any combination of both. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Allows for any qualified individual to apply for voter registration simultaneously with their application for a hunting license, fishing license, or any combination of both. Section 2: Requires the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)with the approval of the Board of Elections to design a form that will serve as an application for registration and enrollment. Clarifies that DEC will incur the costs for the creation of such form. Section 3: Outlines the required provisions of the voter registration portion of the form.
S6351 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6351 I N S E N A T E January 31, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BALL -- 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 the registration and enrollment of voters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-217 to read as follows: S 5-217. ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER METHOD OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ARTICLE, ANY QUALIFIED PERSON MAY APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION MADE SIMULTANE- OUSLY AND INTEGRATED WITH AN APPLICATION FOR ANY TYPE OF HUNTING LICENSE, A FISHING LICENSE, AND ANY COMBINATION OF BOTH. 2. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SHALL DESIGN A FORM OR FORMS WHICH SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ELICITING SUCH INFORMATION AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION FOR A HUNTING LICENSE AND/OR FISHING LICENSE, SERVE AS AN APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLL- MENT, OR A REGISTRATION NECESSITATED BY A CHANGE OF RESIDENCE. THE COST OF SUCH FORMS SHALL BE BORNE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSER- VATION. 3. THE VOTER REGISTRATION PORTION OF SUCH FORMS SHALL: (A) NOT REQUIRE ANY INFORMATION THAT DUPLICATES THE INFORMATION REQUIRED ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE LICENSE PORTION AND SHALL REQUIRE ONLY SUCH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE, AS WILL ENABLE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO ASSESS THE APPLICANT'S ELIGIBILITY TO REGISTER TO VOTE, PREVENT DUPLICATE REGISTRATION AND TO ADMINISTER VOTER REGISTRATION AND OTHER PARTS OF THE ELECTION PROCESS; (B) INCLUDE A STATEMENT OF THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTER REGISTRATION AND SHALL REQUIRE THE APPLICANT TO ATTEST BY HIS OR HER SIGNATURE THAT HE OR SHE MEETS SUCH REQUIREMENTS UNDER PENALTY OF PERJU- RY; AND (C) INFORM THE APPLICANT, IN PRINT IDENTICAL TO THAT USED IN THE ATTESTATION SECTION OF THE FOLLOWING: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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