senate Bill S7393

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the registration status of voters

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Apr 27, 2016 referred to elections

S7393 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9952
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง17-106, 5-400 & 5-213, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4982, S8447, A3986
2019-2020: S1780
2021-2022: S3072

S7393 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the registration status of voters; establishes additional requirements for the cancellation of a voter's registration and allows voters who have an inactive status to have their registration returned to active status and to have their vote counted for the election in which they vote.

S7393 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7393 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7393

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 27, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the registration status
  of voters

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

  Section 1. Section 17-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 9
of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  S  17-106.  Misconduct  of election officers. Any election officer who
wilfully refuses to accord to any duly  accredited  watcher  or  to  any
voter  or  candidate  any right given him by this chapter, INCLUDING THE
CANCELLATION OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-400  OF
THIS  CHAPTER  OR  THE  REFUSAL TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE DUE TO AN
INACTIVE STATUS IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-213 OF THIS  CHAPTER,  or  who
wilfully  violates  any  provision  of  the election law relative to the
registration of electors or to the taking, recording, counting, canvass-
ing, tallying or certifying  of  votes,  or  who  wilfully  neglects  or
refuses  to  perform any duty imposed on him by law, or is guilty of any
fraud in the execution of the duties of his office, or connives  in  any
electoral fraud, or knowingly permits any such fraud to be practiced, is
guilty of a felony.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  A  voter's registration[, including the registration of a voter in
inactive status,] shall be cancelled if[,]: (A) since the  time  of  his
last registration, he:
  [(a)]  (I)  Moved his residence outside the city or county in which he
is registered[.];
  [(b)] (II) Was convicted of a felony  disqualifying  him  from  voting
pursuant to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article[.];
  [(c)] (III) Has been adjudicated an incompetent[.];
  [(d)] (IV) Refused to take a challenge oath[.];
  [(e)] (V) Has died[.];

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15096-01-6

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