assembly Bill A7437

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 31, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 08, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to election law
May 16, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 28, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Apr 25, 2017 referred to election law

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A7437 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3894
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2015-2016: A6030, S2797
2019-2020: A4823, S4821

A7437 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

A7437 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7437

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. BLAKE, KAVANAGH, ROZIC, MOSLEY, ORTIZ, STECK,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, COOK, JAFFEE, SEPULVEDA, HOOPER, WRIGHT -- Multi-Spon-
  sored by -- M. of A. HEVESI, THIELE -- read once and referred  to  the
  Committee on Election Law

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to
  voting rights

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur),  That  article  2  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
  §  10.  VOTING  RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION OR PREREQUISITE TO
VOTING OR STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED  OR  APPLIED
BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A
DENIAL  OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT OF
RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
  (B) TO ASSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO  VOTE  IS  NOT  DENIED  OR
ABRIDGED  ON  ACCOUNT  OF  RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR
DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION
BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING
OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO:
  (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND,  OR  INTERPRET
ANY MATTER;
  (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF
ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT;
  (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER;
  (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX;
  (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE;
  (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO REGISTER
TO VOTE; OR
  (7)  PROVE  HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICATIONS  BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED
VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89077-01-7