senate Bill S4353

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides that qualified voters who choose to vote by mail may do so

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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view actions (6)
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
May 06, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 20, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 16, 2015 referred to judiciary


S4353 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §2, Const
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S4353 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that qualified voters who choose to vote by mail may do so.

S4353 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4353 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 16, 2015

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


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

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of  arti-
cle 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 occurrence
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  and for the return and canvass of their votes] CHOOSE TO
  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly 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.


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