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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S1368
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S1368 - Details
S1368 - Summary
Clarifies that individuals have the ability to vote by absentee ballot in certain elections where their maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired.
S1368 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1368 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the town law, in relation to clarifying that individuals have the ability to vote by absentee ballot where their maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation makes conforming changes to the education law and the town law to ensure that the "statement of the absentee voter" printed on an absentee ballot envelope is consistent with the existing election law provision regarding the ability of a person to vote once they have completed their maximum sentence of imprisonment or have been discharged from parole. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Sections 1 and 2 of the bill make conforming changes to section 2013-a and 2018-b of the education law to ensure that the "statement of absentee voter" printed on the absentee ballot envelope is consistent with existing election law which provides that a person convicted of a felony and incarcerated may vote once they have completed their maximum sentence of imprisonment or have been discharged from parole. Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the bill make conforming changes to the town law to ensure that the "statement of absentee voter" printed on the
S1368 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1368 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law and the town law, in relation to clar- ifying that individuals have the ability to vote by absentee ballot where their maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 5 of section 2018-a of the education law, as amended by section 8 of part LL of chapter 56 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows: b. On the reverse side of such envelope shall be printed the following statement: STATEMENT OF ABSENTEE VOTER I do declare that I am a citizen of the United States, and will be at least eighteen years of age, on the date of the school district election; that I will have been a resident of this state and of the school district and school election district, if any, shown on the reverse side of this envelope for thirty days next preceding the said election and duly registered in the school district and school election district, if any, shown on the reverse side of this envelope and that I am or on such date will be, a qualified voter of said school district; that I will be unable to appear personally on the day of said school district election at the polling place of the said district in which I am or will be a qualified voter because of the reason stated on my application heretofore submitted; that I have not qualified, or do I intend to vote, elsewhere than as set forth on the reverse side of this envelope; that I have not received or offered, do not expect to receive, have not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered or prom- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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