senate Bill S2797

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 06, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 14, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
Mar 03, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 29, 2015 referred to judiciary

S2797 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6030
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 ยง10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2017-2018: S3894, A7437
2019-2020: S4821, A4823

S2797 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

S2797 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2797 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2797

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2015
                               ___________

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.

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

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