senate Bill S960

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Jan 05, 2017 referred to elections

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S960 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5367
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-106, El L; amd §75, add §510, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4643
2011-2012: S2760
2013-2014: S3342
2015-2016: S2023, A7634

S960 - Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons; provides such convicted felons may vote if such person's maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or such person is serving a term of parole, presumptive release, conditional release or post-release supervision.

S960 - Sponsor Memo

S960 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   960

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERKINS, RIVERA -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Elections

AN  ACT to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation to
  voting by convicted felons

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 5-106 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 373 of the laws  of  1978,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2.  No  person  who  has been convicted of a felony AND SENTENCED TO A
PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY pursuant  to  the  laws  of  this
state,  shall  have  the  right  to register for or vote at any election
unless he [shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights  of  citi-
zenship  by  the  governor,  or his maximum sentence of imprisonment has
expired, or he has been discharged from parole. The  governor,  however,
may  attach  as a condition to any such pardon a provision that any such
person shall not have the right of suffrage until  it  shall  have  been
separately  restored to him] OR SHE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM INCARCERATION
FOR SUCH FELONY OR RELEASED FROM SERVING A TIME ASSESSMENT  PURSUANT  TO
SUBPARAGRAPH  (X)  OF  PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION TWO
HUNDRED FIFTY-NINE-I OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended  to
read as follows:
  3.  No  person who has been convicted in a federal court, of a felony,
or a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws  of
this  state,  AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY,
shall have the right to register for or vote at any election  unless  he
[shall  have  been  pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by
the president of the United States, or his maximum sentence of imprison-
ment has expired, or he has been discharged from parole] OR SHE HAS BEEN

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

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