senate Bill S422

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Extends right to vote to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

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S422 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210, 7-122, 7-123, 7-125 & 8-504, El L; amd §§84-a & 213-b, Town L; amd §§2012, 2018-a, 2018-b, 2603 & 2609, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1339
2009-2010: S1364

S422 - Summary

Extends the right to vote in all elections to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

S422 - Sponsor Memo

S422 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   422

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, the town law and the education law, in
  relation to the right to vote

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

  Section 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that the right to
vote is an essential part of membership in the communities which make up
the  state  of  New York. In order to ensure that all persons who perma-
nently and legally reside in our state have a voice and a stake  in  the
decisions  made  by the political process, it is necessary and proper to
extend the right to them, as citizens of New  York  state,  to  vote  in
elections for offices and on issues which affect them.
  S  2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-102 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
  1. No person shall be qualified  to  register  for  and  vote  at  any
election  unless he OR SHE is a citizen of the United States OR AN ALIEN
LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES and is or
will be, on the day of such election, eighteen years of age or over, and
a resident of this state and of the county, city or village for a  mini-
mum of thirty days next preceding such election.
  S  3.  Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election
law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (g)  Notice  that the applicant must be a citizen of the United States
OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR  PERMANENT  RESIDENCE  IN  THE  UNITED
STATES,  is or will be at least eighteen years old not later than Decem-
ber thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she registers and a
resident of the county or city to which application is made.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00666-01-3

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