senate Bill S6141

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary

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S6141 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 ยง10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2797
2017-2018: S3894
2019-2020: S4821

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6141 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6141

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 article 2 of the constitution, in relation  to
  voting rights

  Section  1.  Resolved  (if the Assembly concur), That article 2 of the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
  S 10. VOTING RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION  OR  PREREQUISITE  TO
VOTING  OR  STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED OR APPLIED
BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A
DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT  OF
RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
  (B)  TO  ASSURE  THAT  THE  RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO VOTE IS NOT DENIED OR
ABRIDGED ON ACCOUNT OF RACE OR COLOR,  RELIGION,  GENDER  PREFERENCE  OR
DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION
BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING
OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO:
  (1)  DEMONSTRATE  THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND, OR INTERPRET
ANY MATTER;
  (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF
ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT;
  (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER;
  (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX;
  (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE;
  (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP TO  REGISTER  TO
VOTE; OR
  (7)  PROVE  HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICATIONS  BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED
VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS.
  (C) NEITHER THE STATE, NOR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  RESTRICT
THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS FROM REGISTERING VOTERS IN GOOD
FAITH.
  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  such constitution, be

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