|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 13, 2014||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 06, 2013||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 23, 2013||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 18, 2013||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2542
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S2542 - Details
S2542 - Summary
Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution.
S2542 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2542 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in relation to absentee voting PURPOSE: The bill is designed to allow any qualified person who is registered to vote to do so by absentee ballot for any reason and without explanation. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends section 2 of article II of the constitution to delete the requirement that in order to vote by absentee ballot a qualified person must anticipate being out of the county on the day of the election ox unable to vote in person because HE OR SHE may be absent from the county of HIS OR HER residence or unable to appear in person at the polling place due to illness or physical disability. Section 2: Provides that the amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session after the next general election of members of the assembly and be published for three months prior to the date of such election.
S2542 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2542 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 Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in relation to absentee voting Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti- cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which, and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who, on the occur- rence of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili- ty,] may vote ON OR BEFORE THE DAY DESIGNATED FOR AN ELECTION AND OTHER THAN BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE and for the return and canvass of their votes. S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89028-01-3
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