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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S3342
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S3342 - Details
S3342 - Summary
Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; provides such convicted felons may vote if pardoned, such persons maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.
S3342 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3342 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law and the executive law, in relation to voting by convicted felons PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would restore voting rights to parolees, to facilitate community reintegration and participation in the civic process, rather than requiring a parolee to wait until he or she has been discharged from parole or reached the maximum expiration date of the sentence. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill amends subdivision two of section 5-106 of the Election Law to restore voting rights to individuals who have been released to community supervision from New York state sentences imposed as a result of New York felony convictions. Election Law 5-10G(2) bars a person convicted of a New York felony from voting or registering to vote, and also, as currently drafted, restores voting rights when the person is either discharged from parole or reaches the maximum expiration date of his or her sentence. This bill would restore voting rights while the person is serving the community supervision portion of the sentence, so that he or she can exercise the civic responsibility of voting. Sections two and three of the bill make similar changes to subdivisions three and four of EL5S-106, which deal respectively with federal felony convictions and felony
S3342 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3342 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law and the executive law, in relation to voting by convicted felons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 2. No person who has been convicted of a felony pursuant to the laws of this state, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election unless [he]: (I) SUCH PERSON shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by the governor, or [his] (II) SUCH PERSON'S maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or [he has been discharged from parole. The governor, however, may attach as a condition to any such pardon a provision that any such person shall not have the right of suffrage until it shall have been separately restored to him] (III) SUCH PERSON IS SERVING A TERM OF PAROLE, PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION. S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to read as follows: 3. No person who has been convicted in a federal court, of a felony, or a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election unless [he]: (I) SUCH PERSON shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by the president of the United States, or [his] (II) SUCH PERSON'S maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or [he has been discharged from parole] (III) SUCH PERSON IS SERVING A TERM OF PAROLE, PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPER- VISION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01660-01-3
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