senate Bill S586A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Makes the following participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration: public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 14, 2014 print number 586a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S586 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A174A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-211, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1970, A1685
2009-2010: A5260

S586 - Summary

Makes the following participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration: public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools; directs the state board of elections to promulgate rules and regulations for implementation.

S586 - Sponsor Memo

S586 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   586

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to designating  additional
  participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registra-
  tion

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 200 of the laws of 1996, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
[department  of  social  services]  OFFICE  OF  TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY
ASSISTANCE and the department of health.    Also  designated  as  public
assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that provide
such assistance. Designated as  state  agencies  that  provide  programs
primarily  engaged in providing services to people with disabilities are
the department of labor, office for the  aging,  division  of  veterans'
affairs,  office  of mental health, office of vocational and educational
services for individuals with disabilities,  commission  on  quality  of
care  for  the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation and] FOR
PEOPLE WITH developmental disabilities, commission  for  the  blind  and
visually handicapped, office of alcoholism and substance abuse services,
the office of the advocate for the disabled and all offices which admin-
ister  programs established or funded by such agencies. Additional state

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

Co-Sponsors

S586A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A174A
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-211, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1970, A1685
2009-2010: A5260

S586A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes the following participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registration: public libraries, local housing authorities, and public high schools; directs the state board of elections to promulgate rules and regulations for implementation.

S586A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S586A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 586--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS,  HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, SERRANO, STAVISKY --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on  Elections  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to designating additional
  participating agencies for purposes of agency assisted voter registra-
  tion

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as  amended  by  chapter  265 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as
follows:
  Each agency designated as a participating agency under the  provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of  voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this section.
The following offices which provide  public  assistance  and/or  provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with  disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
office of children and family services,  the  office  of  temporary  and
disability  assistance  and the department of health. Also designated as
public assistance agencies are all agencies  of  local  government  that
provide  such  assistance.  Designated  as  state  agencies that provide
programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with disabil-
ities are the department of labor, office for  the  aging,  division  of
veterans'  affairs,  office  of  mental health, office of vocational and
educational services for individuals with  disabilities,  commission  on
quality of care for the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation

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

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