senate Bill S8447

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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May 08, 2018 referred to elections

S8447 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17-106, 5-400 & 5-213, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7393
2019-2020: S1780

S8447 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the registration status of voters; establishes additional requirements for the cancellation of a voter's registration and allows voters who have an inactive status to have their registration returned to active status and to have their vote counted for the election in which they vote.

S8447 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8447 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8447

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 the registration status
  of voters

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

  Section 1. Section 17-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 9
of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  § 17-106. Misconduct of election officers. Any  election  officer  who
wilfully  refuses  to  accord  to  any duly accredited watcher or to any
voter or candidate any right given him by this  chapter,  INCLUDING  THE
CANCELLATION  OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-400 OF
THIS CHAPTER OR THE REFUSAL TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO  VOTE  DUE  TO  AN
INACTIVE  STATUS  IN  VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-213 OF THIS CHAPTER, or who
wilfully violates any provision of the  election  law  relative  to  the
registration of electors or to the taking, recording, counting, canvass-
ing,  tallying  or  certifying  of  votes,  or  who wilfully neglects or
refuses to perform any duty imposed on him by law, or is guilty  of  any
fraud  in  the execution of the duties of his office, or connives in any
electoral fraud, or knowingly permits any such fraud to be practiced, is
guilty of a felony.
  § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  1. A voter's registration[, including the registration of a  voter  in
inactive  status,]  shall  be cancelled if[,]: (A) since the time of his
last registration, he:
  [(a)] (I) Moved his residence outside the city or county in  which  he
is registered[.];
  [(b)]  (II)  Was  convicted  of a felony disqualifying him from voting
pursuant to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article[.];
  [(c)] (III) Has been adjudicated an incompetent[.];
  [(d)] (IV) Refused to take a challenge oath[.];
  [(e)] (V) Has died[.];

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

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