Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 17, 2018||
advanced to third reading cal.924
|May 15, 2018||
|Apr 24, 2018||
reported referred to ways and means
|Jan 26, 2018||
referred to election law
Assembly Bill A9609
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - On Floor Calendar
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-A9609 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-A9609 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9609 I N A S S E M B L Y January 26, 2018 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE, GALEF, BUCHWALD, LUPARDO, L. ROSENTHAL, FAHY, SEPULVEDA, ENGLEBRIGHT, ABINANTI, STIRPE, LIFTON, DINOWITZ, BLAKE, ZEBROWSKI, SIMON, BRINDISI, JAFFEE, SKOUFIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. GLICK, LENTOL, 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 INCLUDE COLLABORATION WITH COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO CONDUCT VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION IN HIGH SCHOOLS. COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION OF VOTER REGISTRATION OR PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS SHALL NOT BE A COURSE REQUIREMENT OR GRADED ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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