assembly Bill A3843A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the young adult voter registration act

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2018 referred to elections
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.291
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 20, 2017 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 05, 2017 amended on third reading 3843a
May 11, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.337
May 09, 2017 reported
Apr 26, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 30, 2017 referred to election law

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A3843 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4112
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-231, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9463, S6592
2019-2020: S1453

A3843 - Summary

Enacts the young adult voter registration act; requires each public high school within the state to make voter registration forms available to all students.

A3843 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3843

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SEPULVEDA, MOSLEY, LAVINE, RAIA, SOLAGES, MAYER,
  GOTTFRIED, BLAKE, CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by  --  M.  of  A.  LOPEZ,
  RAMOS,  RICHARDSON  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
  Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  young
  adult voter registration act

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

  Section 1. Legislative findings.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  voting  is a central tenet of democracy. The vitality of
the democratic process depends on voter participation in elections. Yet,
far too few New Yorkers vote in local, state or national elections,  and
voter  participation  has  been  declining.  The  legislature finds that
affirmative steps are necessary to encourage and increase voter  partic-
ipation in all elections.
  The  legislature  further  finds that this decline and lack of partic-
ipation is due, in part, to the fact that voters find  it  difficult  to
register  to vote. Although state law provides mechanisms for distribut-
ing voter registration forms by state agencies as part  of  agency-based
voter  registration  programs,  the  department  of  education  does not
participate in such programs. The legislature finds that the  department
of  education is uniquely positioned in the state to enhance the partic-
ipation of young people in the democratic process by distributing  voter
registration forms to potential young voters.
  §  2.  This  act  shall  be known and may be cited as the "young adult
voter registration act".
  § 3. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-231 to read
as follows:
  § 5-231. YOUNG ADULT VOTER REGISTRATION. 1.  REGISTRATION  OF  VOTERS.
EACH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE STATE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE
DURING  THE  SCHOOL  YEAR  TO  ALL  STUDENTS  SUCH  MATERIALS  AS MAY BE

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

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A3843A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4112
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-231, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A9463, S6592
2019-2020: S1453

A3843A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the young adult voter registration act; requires each public high school within the state to make voter registration forms available to all students.

A3843A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3843--A
                                                        Cal. No. 337

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SEPULVEDA, MOSLEY, LAVINE, RAIA, SOLAGES, MAYER,
  GOTTFRIED,  BLAKE,  CRESPO,  CARROLL,  LUPINACCI,  LIFTON,   ABINANTI,
  HARRIS,  McDONALD,  SIMON,  BARRON,  ORTIZ,  WALLACE,  JAFFEE, D'URSO,
  COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  BRONSON,  CROUCH,  LOPEZ,
  RAMOS,  RICHARDSON  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
  Election Law -- reported and referred to the  Committee  on  Ways  and
  Means -- reported from committee, advanced to a third reading, amended
  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third read-
  ing

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the young
  adult voter registration act

  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 "young
adult voter registration act".
  § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-231 to read
as follows:
  § 5-231. YOUNG ADULT VOTER REGISTRATION. 1.  REGISTRATION  OF  VOTERS.
EACH PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE STATE SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE DURING THE
SCHOOL  YEAR  TO  ALL STUDENTS SUCH MATERIALS AS MAY BE PUBLISHED BY THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS RELATING TO VOTER REGISTRATION AND,  WHERE  APPROPRI-
ATE, SHALL PROVIDE APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT, AND MAY
ASSIST IN THE EXECUTION OF SUCH APPLICATIONS.
  2.  REGISTRATION OF YOUNG ADULTS.  EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL DISTRIB-
UTE A VOTER REGISTRATION FORM TO ANY  STUDENT  SEVENTEEN  YEARS  OLD  OR
OLDER  THAT  WILL  BE EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD AT THE TIME OF THE NEXT GENERAL
ELECTION.
  3. FORMS TO BE AVAILABLE AT SCHOOL.  THE  STATE  EDUCATION  DEPARTMENT
SHALL  ENSURE  THAT  VOTER  REGISTRATION  FORMS PROVIDED BY THE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN  OR  CENTRAL  OFFICE  OF  EACH  HIGH
SCHOOL UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets