senate Bill S100

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the verification of voter registration

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

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S100 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8-302, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7112

S100 - Bill Texts

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Requires the inspector to require that the voter produce a driver's license or department of motor vehicles non-driver photo ID card or other current and valid photo identification before permitting the voter to cast his or her vote on the voting machine.

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BILL NUMBER:S100

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the election law, in relation to verification of voter
registration

PURPOSE:
This bill requires a voter to produce valid photo identification
before being permitted to vote through the use of a voting machine.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of this bill requires that a voter produce a driver's
license or department of motor vehicles non-driver photo ill card or
other current and valid photo identification before being permitted to
vote through the use of a voting machine.

JUSTIFICATION:
This bill helps to ensure the integrity of New York State's elections
by ensuring that all voters verify that they are who they claim they
are by producing photo identification before being allowed to cast
their votes on a voting machine. This bill provides for those who are
registered to vote but are unable to produce photo identification to
vote by affidavit ballot. No one who is registered to vote will be
prevented from voting solely because of their inability to present
photo identification at a polling place. By requiring photo
identification, the citizens of New York will be able to have
confidence that their elected officials have been legitimately elected
in fair and honest elections.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011/2012: S.7112 Referred to Elections

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                   100

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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 verification  of  voter
  registration

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2-a of section 8-302 of the  election  law,  as
added by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
  2-a.  (a)  [If a voter's name appears in the computer generated regis-
tration list with a notation indicating that the  voter's  identity  was
not  yet verified as required by the federal Help America Vote Act, the]
THE inspector shall require that the voter produce [one of the following
types of identification] A DRIVER'S LICENSE OR DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHI-
CLES NON-DRIVER PHOTO ID CARD OR OTHER CURRENT AND VALID PHOTO IDENTIFI-
CATION before permitting the voter to cast his or her vote on the voting
machine[:
  (i) a driver's license or  department  of  motor  vehicles  non-driver
photo ID card or other current and valid photo identification;
  (ii)  a  copy  of  a  current utility bill, bank statement, government
check, paycheck or other government document that  shows  the  name  and
address of the voter].
  (b)  If  the voter produces an identification document listed in para-
graph (a) of this subdivision, the inspector shall indicate  so  in  the
computer  generated registration list, the voter will be deemed verified
as required by the federal Help America Vote Act and the voter shall  be
permitted to cast his or her vote on the voting machine.
  (c) If the voter does not produce an identification document listed in
paragraph  (a)  of this subdivision, the voter shall only be entitled to
vote by affidavit ballot unless a court order provides otherwise.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01955-01-3

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