senate Bill S2478A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
May 16, 2017 print number 2478a
May 16, 2017 amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 17, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 01, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 13, 2017 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S2478 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10420
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1616, A3734
2011-2012: S1978, A1686
2013-2014: S617, A113
2015-2016: S2391, A5891
2019-2020: S1048, A777

S2478 - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

S2478 - Sponsor Memo

S2478 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2478

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS, AVELLA, KRUEGER, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to the ten day advance registration requirement

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of  arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
completed at least ten days before each election] WITH SUCH PROVISION AS
IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE LEGISLATURE  IS  ADEQUATE  TO  SAFEGUARD  AGAINST
DECEPTION  IN  THE EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF SUFFRAGE.  Such registration
shall not be required for town and village elections except  by  express
provision of law.
  §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89030-01-7

Co-Sponsors

S2478A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10420
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1616, A3734
2011-2012: S1978, A1686
2013-2014: S617, A113
2015-2016: S2391, A5891
2019-2020: S1048, A777

S2478A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

S2478A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2478A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2478--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GIANARIS, AVELLA, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, LATIMER, STAVI-
  SKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be  commit-
  ted  to  the  Committee  on  Judiciary  --  committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to the ten day advance registration requirement

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the  citi-
zens  who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established,
and for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall  be
completed  at  least  ten days before each election].  Such registration
shall not be required for town and village elections except  by  express
provision of law.
  §  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89030-03-7

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