senate Bill S2023A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jun 24, 2015 print number 2023a
Jun 24, 2015 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 21, 2015 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S2023 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7634
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §75, add §510, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3342
2011-2012: S2760A
2009-2010: S4643

S2023 - Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; provides such convicted felons may vote if such person's maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.

S2023 - Sponsor Memo

S2023 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2023

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law and the executive law, in  relation  to
  voting by convicted felons

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-106  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  373  of  the  laws  of 1978, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. No person who has been convicted of a felony pursuant to  the  laws
of  this  state,  shall  have  the  right to register for or vote at any
election unless [he]: (I)  SUCH  PERSON  shall  have  been  pardoned  or
restored  to  the  rights  of citizenship by the governor, or [his] (II)
SUCH PERSON'S maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or  [he  has
been  discharged  from  parole.  The  governor, however, may attach as a
condition to any such pardon a provision that any such person shall  not
have  the right of suffrage until it shall have been separately restored
to him] (III) SUCH PERSON IS  SERVING  A  TERM  OF  PAROLE,  PRESUMPTIVE
RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPERVISION.
  S  2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
  3. No person who has been convicted in a federal court, of  a  felony,
or  a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of
this state, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election
unless [he]: (I) SUCH PERSON shall have been pardoned or restored to the
rights of citizenship by the president of the United  States,  or  [his]
(II)  SUCH PERSON'S maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or [he
has been discharged from parole] (III) SUCH PERSON IS SERVING A TERM  OF
PAROLE,  PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, CONDITIONAL RELEASE OR POST-RELEASE SUPER-
VISION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07885-01-5

Co-Sponsors

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S2023A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7634
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §75, add §510, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3342
2011-2012: S2760A
2009-2010: S4643

S2023A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; provides such convicted felons may vote if such person's maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.

S2023A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2023A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2023--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERKINS,
  RIVERA -- 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  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation to
  voting by convicted felons

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 5-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 373 of the laws  of  1978,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  No  person  who  has been convicted of a felony AND SENTENCED TO A
PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY pursuant  to  the  laws  of  this
state,  shall  have  the  right  to register for or vote at any election
unless he [shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights  of  citi-
zenship  by  the  governor,  or his maximum sentence of imprisonment has
expired, or he has been discharged from parole. The  governor,  however,
may  attach  as a condition to any such pardon a provision that any such
person shall not have the right of suffrage until  it  shall  have  been
separately  restored to him] OR SHE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION
FOR SUCH FELONY OR RELEASED FROM SERVING A TIME ASSESSMENT  PURSUANT  TO
SUBPARAGRAPH  (X)  OF  PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-I OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  S 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended  to
read as follows:
  3.  No  person who has been convicted in a federal court, of a felony,
or a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws  of
this  state,  AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY,
shall have the right to register for or vote at any election  unless  he
[shall  have  been  pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07885-02-5

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