assembly Bill A5891

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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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 09, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 05, 2015 referred to election law

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A5891 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2391
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 ยง5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A113, S617
2011-2012: A1686, S1978
2009-2010: A3734, S1616

A5891 - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

A5891 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5891

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              March 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH, ENGLEBRIGHT, FARRELL, GALEF, GOTTFRIED,
  ORTIZ,  QUART,  PAULIN,  BUCHWALD,  MILLER, COLTON, ROSENTHAL, MOSLEY,
  FAHY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, CAHILL,  CLARK,  COOK,
  DINOWITZ,  GLICK, LIFTON, LUPARDO, MARKEY, PERRY, SCARBOROUGH, SKARTA-
  DOS, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to the ten day advance registration requirement

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 5 of  article
2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
completed at least ten days before each election] WITH SUCH PROVISION AS
IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE LEGISLATURE  IS  ADEQUATE  TO  SAFEGUARD  AGAINST
DECEPTION  IN  THE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE.  Such registration
shall not be required for town and village elections except  by  express
provision of law.
  S  2. Resolved (if the Senate 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 three months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89034-01-5

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