assembly Bill A5842

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for the re-enfranchisement of voters with felony convictions; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
Feb 16, 2017 referred to election law


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A5842 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §5-106 subs 2, 3, 4 & 5, §5-708 sub 2, amd §§5-106, 5-400 & 5-708, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S2287
2011-2012: S1732
2013-2014: S2631
2015-2016: A6320, S1210

A5842 - Summary

Provides for the re-enfranchisement of voters with felony convictions by repealing certain provisions in the election law.

A5842 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 16, 2017

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

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election  law, in relation to qualifications of
  voters convicted of a felony; and repealing certain provisions of such
  law relating thereto


  Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 5-106 of the election
law are REPEALED and subdivision 6 is renumbered subdivision 2.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
section  20 of chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, paragraph (a) as amended
by section 21 of chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read  as
  1.  A  voter's  registration, including the registration of a voter in
inactive status, shall be cancelled if, since the time  of  his  OR  HER
last registration, he OR SHE:
  (a)  Moved his OR HER residence outside the city or county in which he
OR SHE is registered.
  (b) [Was convicted of a felony disqualifying him from voting  pursuant
to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article.
  (c)] Has been adjudicated an incompetent.
  [(d)] (C) Refused to take a challenge oath.
  [(e)] (D) Has died.
  [(f)]  (E)  Did  not  vote  in  any election conducted by the board of
elections during the period ending with the second general  election  at
which  candidates  for federal office are on the ballot after his OR HER
name was placed in inactive status and for whom the board  of  elections
did  not,  during such period, in any other way, receive any information
that such voter still resides in the same county or city.
  [(g)] (F) Personally requested to have his OR HER  name  removed  from
the list of registered voters.

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


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