senate Bill S7764

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides for automatic voter registration

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Feb 21, 2018 referred to elections

S7764 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-200, amd §§5-210, 5-211, 5-212, 8-302 & 3-220, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S139

S7764 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for automatic voter registration; and establishes a task force to study and make recommendations on the implementation of such automatic voter registration.

S7764 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7764 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7764

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 21, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 providing for automatic
  voter registration; establishing  a  task  force  on  automatic  voter
  registration;  and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon
  expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  Title  2  of  article 5 of the election law is amended by
adding a new section 5-200 to read as follows:
  § 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,
PROVIDED  THAT THE PERSON DOES NOT ELECT TO DECLINE REGISTRATION TO VOTE
AT THE POINT OF SERVICE.
  2. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR COUNTY  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  SHALL
REGISTER  TO VOTE OR UPDATE THE REGISTRATION RECORD OF ANY PERSON IN THE
STATE QUALIFIED TO VOTE PURSUANT TO SECTION 5-102 OF  THIS  ARTICLE  WHO
DOES  NOT  ELECT TO DECLINE REGISTRATION TO VOTE OR UPDATE THE REGISTRA-
TION RECORD AT THE POINT OF SERVICE AND DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) COMPLETES AN APPLICATION FOR A NEW OR  RENEWED  DRIVER'S  LICENSE,
NON-DRIVER   IDENTIFICATION   CARD,  PRE-LICENSING  COURSE  CERTIFICATE,
LEARNER'S PERMIT OR CERTIFICATION OF SUPERVISED DRIVING WITH THE DEPART-
MENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES, OR NOTIFIES SUCH  DEPARTMENT  IN  WRITING  OF  A
CHANGE OF HIS OR HER NAME OR ADDRESS;
  (B)  COMPLETES AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES, RENEWAL OR RECERTIFICATION
FOR SERVICES, OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS RELATING TO SUCH SERVICES FROM  AGEN-
CIES DESIGNATED IN SECTION 5-211 OF THIS TITLE;
  (C)  COMPLETES AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES, RENEWAL OR RECERTIFICATION
FOR SERVICES, OR CHANGE OF ADDRESS RELATING TO SUCH  SERVICES  FROM  ANY
MUNICIPAL  HOUSING  AUTHORITY  AS  SET  FORTH IN ARTICLE THIRTEEN OF THE
PUBLIC HOUSING LAW;

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

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