senate Bill S2542

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution

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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

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S2542 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2045
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 ยง2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1563, A5911
2009-2010: S5028B, A8277A

S2542 - Summary

Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution.

S2542 - Sponsor Memo

S2542 - Bill Text download pdf

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