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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S422
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S422 - Details
S422 - Summary
Extends the right to vote in all elections to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.
S422 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S422 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, the town law and the education law, in relation to the right to vote PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would further the democratic principles of American society by extending the right to vote in Federal, State, and local elections conducted in New York State to aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Various sections of the Election Law are amended to effectuate this right: §5-102 (qualifications of voters); §5-21O (voter registration); §7-122 (absentee ballot); §7-123 (military ballots for military personnel and their spouses, parents, and children); §7-125 (special presidential ballots); and §8-504 (challenges to absentee, military, and special presidential ballots). In each case, the sections are amended to extend the right to vote to an "alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States." Similar amendments are made to Town Law §84-a (absentee ballots in special town elections) and §213-b (absentee ballots in town improvement district elections); as well as the following sections of the Education
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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