assembly Bill A5367

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Apr 26, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.789
Apr 24, 2018 reported
Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
Feb 08, 2017 referred to election law

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A5367 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S960
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §75, add §510, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4643
2011-2012: S2760
2013-2014: S3342
2015-2016: A7634, S2023
2019-2020: A4987, S1931

A5367 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; provides such convicted felons may vote if such person's maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.

A5367 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5367

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 8, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. O'DONNELL, SEPULVEDA, WALKER, BLAKE, KAVANAGH --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LENTOL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation  to
  voting by convicted felons

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-106  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  373  of  the  laws  of 1978, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. No person who has been convicted of a felony  AND  SENTENCED  TO  A
PERIOD  OF  IMPRISONMENT  FOR  SUCH  FELONY pursuant to the laws of this
state, shall have the right to register for  or  vote  at  any  election
unless  he  [shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citi-
zenship by the governor, or his maximum  sentence  of  imprisonment  has
expired,  or  he has been discharged from parole. The governor, however,
may attach as a condition to any such pardon a provision that  any  such
person  shall  not  have  the right of suffrage until it shall have been
separately restored to him] OR SHE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM  INCARCERATION
FOR  SUCH  FELONY OR RELEASED FROM SERVING A TIME ASSESSMENT PURSUANT TO
SUBPARAGRAPH (X) OF PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION THREE  OF  SECTION  TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-I OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  §  2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
  3. No person who has been convicted in a federal court, of  a  felony,
or  a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of
this state, AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR  SUCH  FELONY,
shall  have  the right to register for or vote at any election unless he
[shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights  of  citizenship  by
the president of the United States, or his maximum sentence of imprison-
ment has expired, or he has been discharged from parole] OR SHE HAS BEEN

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

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