senate Bill S619B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "voter empowerment act of New York" to streamline the process for registering to vote

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2014 defeated in elections
Mar 06, 2014 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 13, 2014 print number 619b
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Feb 28, 2013 print number 619a
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

Votes

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May 5, 2014 - Elections committee Vote

S619B
3
6
committee
3
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 5, 2014

Co-Sponsors

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S619 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A187B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1712, S1974C, A1712C
2009-2010: A5265

S619 - Summary

Enacts the "voter empowerment act of New York" to streamline the process for registering to vote.

S619 - Sponsor Memo

S619 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   619

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   GIANARIS,   ADAMS,   ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  DILAN,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KENNEDY,  MONTGOMERY,  PERALTA,  PERKINS,  SERRANO,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 enacting the "voter
  empowerment act of New York"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter empowerment act of New York".
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-200 to read
as follows:
  S 5-200. AUTOMATED VOTER REGISTRATION. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
MANNER  OF  REGISTRATION  REQUIRED  BY  THIS ARTICLE, EACH PERSON IN THE
STATE QUALIFIED TO VOTE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-102 OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL
BE AUTOMATICALLY  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AS  PROVIDED  IN  THIS  SECTION,
PROVIDED THAT THE PERSON CONSENTS TO VOTER REGISTRATION.
  2.  THE  STATE  BOARD  OF ELECTIONS OR COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL
REGISTER TO VOTE OR UPDATE THE REGISTRATION RECORD OF ANY PERSON IN  THE
STATE  QUALIFIED  TO  VOTE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-102 OF THIS ARTICLE WHO
CONSENTS TO THE REGISTRATION OR UPDATE AND DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) COMPLETES AN APPLICATION FOR A NEW OR  RENEWED  DRIVER'S  LICENSE,
NON-DRIVER   IDENTIFICATION   CARD,  PRE-LICENSING  COURSE  CERTIFICATE,
LEARNER'S PERMIT OR CERTIFICATION OF SUPERVISED DRIVING WITH THE DEPART-
MENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, OR NOTIFIES SUCH  DEPARTMENT  IN  WRITING  OF  A
CHANGE OF HIS OR HER NAME OR ADDRESS;
  (B)  COMPLETES AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES, RENEWAL OR RECERTIFICATION
FOR SERVICES, OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS RELATING TO SUCH SERVICES FROM  AGEN-
CIES DESIGNATED IN SECTION 5-211 OF THIS TITLE;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01374-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S619A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A187B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1712, S1974C, A1712C
2009-2010: A5265

S619A - Summary

Enacts the "voter empowerment act of New York" to streamline the process for registering to vote.

S619A - Sponsor Memo

S619A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 619--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.   GIANARIS,   ADAMS,   ADDABBO,  AVELLA,  DILAN,
  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  SERRANO, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  enacting  the  "voter
  empowerment act of New York"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "voter empowerment act of New York".
  S  2.  Section  5-104  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION REGARD-
ING THE RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER AND VOTE SHALL BE INTERPRETED IN A
MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT THAT EACH  CITIZEN
MUST  BE  PERMITTED TO VOTE IN THAT COMMUNITY WHICH IS THE "LOCUS OF ...
PRIMARY CONCERN" TO THAT CITIZEN AT THE TIME OF THE ELECTION. ACCORDING-
LY, A STUDENT ATTENDING A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THIS STATE  SHALL  BE
PERMITTED TO RETAIN HIS OR HER PARENTAL RESIDENCE FOR VOTING PURPOSES IF
THE  PARENTAL  COMMUNITY  REMAINS  THE  LOCUS  OF  THE STUDENT'S PRIMARY
CONCERN OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, A STUDENT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER
AND VOTE FROM HIS OR HER RESIDENCE  WITHIN  THE  COLLEGE  OR  UNIVERSITY
COMMUNITY IF HE OR SHE REGARDS THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AS THE COMMUNI-
TY OF PRIMARY CONCERN.
  S 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-200 to read
as follows:
  S  5-200.  AUTOMATED  VOTER REGISTRATION. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
MANNER OF REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY THIS  ARTICLE,  EACH  PERSON  IN  THE

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

Co-Sponsors

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S619B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A187B
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A1712, S1974C, A1712C
2009-2010: A5265

S619B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "voter empowerment act of New York" to streamline the process for registering to vote.

S619B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S619B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 619--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, DILAN, HASSELL-THOMPSON,
  HOYLMAN, KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PERALTA,  PERKINS,  SAMPSON,
  SERRANO,  STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS, TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  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 enacting the "voter
  empowerment act of New York"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter empowerment act of New York".
  S 2. Section 5-104 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION REGARD-
ING THE RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER AND VOTE SHALL BE INTERPRETED IN A
MANNER  CONSISTENT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT THAT EACH CITIZEN
MUST BE PERMITTED TO VOTE IN THAT COMMUNITY WHICH IS THE "LOCUS  OF  ...
PRIMARY CONCERN" TO THAT CITIZEN AT THE TIME OF THE ELECTION. ACCORDING-
LY,  A  STUDENT ATTENDING A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THIS STATE SHALL BE
PERMITTED TO RETAIN HIS OR HER PARENTAL RESIDENCE FOR VOTING PURPOSES IF
THE PARENTAL COMMUNITY  REMAINS  THE  LOCUS  OF  THE  STUDENT'S  PRIMARY
CONCERN OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, A STUDENT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER
AND  VOTE  FROM  HIS  OR  HER RESIDENCE WITHIN THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
COMMUNITY IF HE OR SHE REGARDS THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AS THE COMMUNI-
TY OF PRIMARY CONCERN.
  S 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-200 to read
as follows:
  S 5-200. AUTOMATED VOTER REGISTRATION. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
MANNER  OF  REGISTRATION  REQUIRED  BY  THIS ARTICLE, EACH PERSON IN THE

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