assembly Bill A1070

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voter pre-registration

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May 04, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.262
May 02, 2017 reported
Mar 08, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 10, 2017 referred to election law

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A1070 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1661
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-500, add §5-507, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5256
2013-2014: S1992
2015-2016: A2529, S857
2019-2020: A774, S138

A1070 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voter pre-registration and education on voter pre-registration.

A1070 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1070

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  KAVANAGH,  GALEF, KEARNS, BUCHWALD, LUPARDO,
  ROSENTHAL, FAHY, SEPULVEDA,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  ABINANTI,  STIRPE,  COLTON,
  ORTIZ,  LIFTON,  LUPINACCI,  DINOWITZ,  BLAKE, ZEBROWSKI, QUART, OTIS,
  SIMON, BRINDISI, JAFFEE, RYAN, HEVESI,  SKOUFIS,  McDONALD  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A. CAHILL, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, HIKIND, JENNE,
  LENTOL, SKARTADOS, SOLAGES, THIELE -- read once and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter pre-registration

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

  Section 1.   Paragraph o of subdivision 4  of  section  5-500  of  the
election  law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended
and a new paragraph p is added to read as follows:
  o. A space for "remarks" regarding other facts required by this  chap-
ter to be recorded or appropriate to identify the voter[.];
  P.  A SPACE FOR PRE-REGISTERING APPLICANTS TO RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING
QUESTION: "ARE YOU AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MUST
BE 18 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO VOTE, AND THAT UNTIL YOU
REACH THE AGE OF 18 YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE MARKED  AS  'PENDING'  AND
YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO CAST A BALLOT IN ANY ELECTION?".
  § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-507 to read
as follows:
  §  5-507.  VOTER PRE-REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION ON VOTER PRE-REGISTRA-
TION. 1. PRE-REGISTRATION.  A PERSON WHO IS AT LEAST  SIXTEEN  YEARS  OF
AGE  AND WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO REGISTER TO VOTE MAY PRE-REGISTER
TO VOTE, AND SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED UPON REACHING THE AGE  OF
ELIGIBILITY,  FOLLOWING  VERIFICATION OF THE PERSON'S QUALIFICATIONS AND
ADDRESS.
  2. ENCOURAGEMENT OF STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION.
LOCAL  BOARDS  OF  EDUCATION  ARE  REQUIRED TO ADOPT POLICIES TO PROMOTE
STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION.  THESE  POLICIES  MAY

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

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