senate Bill S3304

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter empowerment act of New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Elections Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2017 defeated in elections
Mar 10, 2017 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 20, 2017 referred to elections

Votes

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May 1, 2017 - Elections committee Vote

S3304
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 1, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S3304 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2278
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2538C, A5972A
2013-2014: S619B
2011-2012: S1974C

S3304 - Summary

Enacts the "voter empowerment act of New York" to streamline the process for registering to vote.

S3304 - Sponsor Memo

S3304 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3304

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BROOKS, COMRIE, DILAN,
  HAMILTON, HOYLMAN,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 enacting the "voter
  empowerment act of New York"

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "voter empowerment act of New York".
  S 2. Section 5-104 of the election law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 3 to read as follows:
  3. THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION REGARD-
ING THE RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO REGISTER AND VOTE SHALL BE INTERPRETED IN A
MANNER  CONSISTENT WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT THAT EACH CITIZEN
MUST BE PERMITTED TO VOTE IN THAT COMMUNITY WHICH IS THE "LOCUS  OF  ...
PRIMARY CONCERN" TO THAT CITIZEN AT THE TIME OF THE ELECTION. ACCORDING-
LY,  A  STUDENT ATTENDING A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN THIS STATE SHALL BE
PERMITTED TO RETAIN HIS OR HER PARENTAL RESIDENCE FOR VOTING PURPOSES IF
THE PARENTAL COMMUNITY  REMAINS  THE  LOCUS  OF  THE  STUDENT'S  PRIMARY
CONCERN OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, A STUDENT SHALL BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER
AND  VOTE  FROM  HIS  OR  HER RESIDENCE WITHIN THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY
COMMUNITY IF HE OR SHE REGARDS THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AS THE COMMUNI-
TY OF PRIMARY CONCERN.
  S 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-200 to read
as follows:
  S 5-200. AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION. 1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
MANNER  OF  REGISTRATION  REQUIRED  BY  THIS ARTICLE, EACH PERSON IN THE
STATE QUALIFIED TO VOTE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-102 OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL
BE AUTOMATICALLY  REGISTERED  TO  VOTE  AS  PROVIDED  IN  THIS  SECTION,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03066-01-7

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