assembly Bill A10420

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 20, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 19, 2018 referred to election law


A10420 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A3734, S1616
2011-2012: A1686, S1978
2013-2014: A113, S617
2015-2016: A5891, S2391
2019-2020: A777, S1048
2021-2022: A502, A10633, S517
2023-2024: A181

A10420 (ACTIVE) - 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.

A10420 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2018

Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law


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:
  § 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].  Such registration
shall not be required for town and village elections except  by  express
provision of law.
  §  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.