|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to elections|
|May 01, 2017||reported and committed to codes|
|Mar 13, 2017||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 18, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S2952
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2952 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2952 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2952 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the suppression of voters PURPOSE : This bill would create a new electoral crime of voter suppression, punishable as a misdemeanor SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill cites this act as "the deceptive practices and voter suppression act. Section 2 amends article seventeen of the election law by adding a new section 17-151, creating the crime of deceptive practices and providing penalties therefor. Section 3 of the bill amends the election law by adding a new section 17-153, creating the crime of suppression of voters and providing penalties therefor. Section 4 of the bill amends Section 17-166 to include any person convicted of a felony under this article shall be convicted of a class E felony.
S2952 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2952 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 18, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, BRESLIN, BROOKS, COMRIE, DIAZ, HOYLMAN, PERKINS, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting the suppression of voters THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "deceptive practices and voter suppression prevention act". § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 17-151 to read as follows: § 17-151. DECEPTIVE PRACTICES. 1. ANY PERSON, POLITICAL COMMITTEE, LABOR ORGANIZATION, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY, WHETHER ACTING UNDER COLOR OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, WHO KNOWINGLY COMMUNICATES OR KNOWINGLY CAUS- ES TO BE COMMUNICATED DECEPTIVE INFORMATION, KNOWING SUCH INFORMATION TO BE FALSE AND, IN ACTING IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED, PREVENTS OR DETERS ANOTHER PERSON FROM EXERCISING THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION, IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR. 2. THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS ARE APPLICABLE TO THIS SECTION: (A) "DECEPTIVE INFORMATION" MEANS FALSE INFORMATION REGARDING: (I) THE TIME, PLACE, OR MANNER OF ANY ELECTION; (II) THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR OR RESTRICTIONS ON VOTER ELIGIBILITY FOR ANY ELECTION, INCLUDING ANY PENAL- TIES ASSOCIATED WITH VOTING BY INELIGIBLE VOTERS; (III) INFORMATION REGARDING A VOTER'S REGISTRATION STATUS OR ELIGIBILITY; OR (IV) THE POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION OF ANY CANDIDATE; AND (B) "ELECTION" AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE DEEMED TO APPLY TO AND INCLUDE ALL ELECTIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE STATE OR CITY OF NEW YORK BOARDS OF ELECTIONS, OR ANY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, PRIMARY, RUN-OFF, OR SPECIAL ELECTION FOR ANY STATE OR LOCAL OFFICE OR BALLOT PROPOSITION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02753-01-7
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