senate Bill S4216

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Removes the personal appearance requirement for voter registration or renewals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Judiciary Committee

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

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view actions (6)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Mar 10, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 16, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 06, 2017 referred to judiciary


S4216 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S5125, A10274

S4216 - Summary

Removes the personal appearance requirement for voter registration or renewals.

S4216 - Sponsor Memo

S4216 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 6, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to the personal appearance requirement for voter registration

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 6 of  arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S  6.  The  legislature  may provide by law for a system or systems of
registration whereby [upon personal application] a voter may  be  regis-
tered  and  his or her registration continued so long as he or she shall
remain qualified to vote from an address within the jurisdiction of  the
board with which such voter is registered.
  S  2.  Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.

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


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