senate Bill S6351

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Allows any qualified person to apply for voter registration and enrollment by application made with an application for any hunting or fishing license

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2012 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
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

S6351 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4222
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง5-217, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A2960

S6351 - Summary

Allows any qualified person to apply for voter registration and enrollment by application made with an application for any hunting or fishing license.

S6351 - Sponsor Memo

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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