assembly Bill A6030

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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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
Mar 25, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 12, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 11, 2015 referred to election law

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A6030 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2797
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2017-2018: A7437, S3894
2019-2020: A4823, S4821

A6030 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

A6030 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  6030

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 11, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BLAKE, KAVANAGH, ROZIC -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Election Law

            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  Senate 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89068-02-5