assembly Bill A2644

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Feb 09, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 23, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 20, 2015 referred to election law

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A2644 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 ยง2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2045
2011-2012: A5911
2009-2010: A8277A

A2644 - Summary

Removes limitations on voting by absentee ballot that are required by the constitution.

A2644 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2644

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, COLTON, LAVINE, PERRY, GALEF, LIFTON,
  ROSENTHAL, GOTTFRIED, LUPARDO, THIELE, MAGEE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Election Law

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to absentee voting

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 2 of  article
2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  2.  The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which,
and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who,  on  the  occur-
rence  of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence
or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city,  and  qualified
voters  who,  on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear
personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili-
ty,] may vote ON OR BEFORE THE DAY DESIGNATED FOR AN ELECTION AND  OTHER
THAN  BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THE POLLING PLACE and for the return and
canvass of their votes.
  S 2. Resolved (if the Senate 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  the  constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89037-01-5

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