assembly Bill A4823

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 14, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 17, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to election law
Mar 01, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 08, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 05, 2019 referred to election law

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A4823 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4821
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2015-2016: A6030, S2797
2017-2018: A7437, S3894

A4823 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

A4823 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4823

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced   by   M.   of   A.   BLAKE,  COOK,  JAFFEE,  MOSLEY,  ORTIZ,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, ROZIC, STECK, WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  HEVESI, THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Election
  Law

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing  an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to
  voting rights

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur),  That  article  2  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
  §  10.  VOTING  RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION OR PREREQUISITE TO
VOTING OR STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED  OR  APPLIED
BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A
DENIAL  OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT OF
RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
  (B) TO ASSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO  VOTE  IS  NOT  DENIED  OR
ABRIDGED  ON  ACCOUNT  OF  RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR
DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION
BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING
OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO:
  (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND,  OR  INTERPRET
ANY MATTER;
  (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF
ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT;
  (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER;
  (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX;
  (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE;
  (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO REGISTER
TO VOTE; OR
  (7)  PROVE  HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICATIONS  BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED
VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89100-01-9