senate Bill S3304A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter empowerment act of New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Rules Committee


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2018 reported and committed to rules
Mar 19, 2018 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 31, 2018 print number 3304a
Jan 31, 2018 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
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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Jun 4, 2018 - Elections committee Vote

S3304A
4
2
committee
4
Aye
2
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jun 4, 2018

aye wr (3)

May 1, 2017 - Elections committee Vote

S3304
4
5
committee
4
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 1, 2017

Co-Sponsors

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S3304 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2538C
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

Co-Sponsors

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S3304A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2538C
2013-2014: S619B
2011-2012: S1974C

S3304A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3304A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3304A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3304--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 20, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, ALCANTARA, AVELLA, BAILEY, BENJA-
  MIN,  BROOKS,  COMRIE,  DILAN,  HAMILTON,  HOYLMAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY,
  KRUEGER,  MONTGOMERY,  PARKER,  PERALTA,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to
  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Elections -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

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:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03066-02-7

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