senate Bill S2537

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires that voter registration forms be made available at federal, state and local government buildings and at other public places

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S2537 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1555A
2009-2010: S1062

S2537 - Bill Texts

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Requires each county board of elections to distribute registration application forms to the public through distribution to public buildings, banks and various other facilities that the public may frequent.

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BILL NUMBER:S2537

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to
making mail registration forms available in public buildings and other
public places

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide easy access to voter
registration forms.

JUSTIFICATION: All voting application forms should be made easily
accessible to the public.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.1062 - Passed Senate; Died in
Assembly Election Law. Returned to Senate and Referred to Elections
Committee 2011-2012: S. 1555-A - Referred to Elections Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Each county board of elections shall make
application forms available to the public through distribution to
federal, state and local government buildings.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  2537

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 making  mail  registra-
  tion forms available in public buildings and other public places

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of  section  5-210  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) Application forms for  use  pursuant  to  this  section  shall  be
furnished  by  a county board of elections to any person requesting such
form. Application forms sent outside of the United States to  a  country
other than Canada or Mexico, shall be sent airmail. Each county board of
elections  shall  also  cause such application forms to be as widely and
freely distributed as possible.  EACH COUNTY BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
MAKE  APPLICATION  FORMS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH DISTRIBUTION TO
FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BUILDINGS.    SUCH  BUILDINGS  MAY
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO BANKS, PUBLIC LIBRARIES, LOCAL OFFICES OF
THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  MOTOR  VEHICLES, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OFFICES AND
OFFICES OF EACH LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES.
  S 2.  This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04496-01-3

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