assembly Bill A8909

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing voting by incarcerated people

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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
Dec 30, 2019 referred to election law

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A8909 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6905
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §§1 & 3, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6646, S3073

A8909 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by incarcerated people.

A8909 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  8909

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            December 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to sections 1 and 3 of article 2 of the constitu-
  tion, in relation to authorizing voting by incarcerated people

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of  article
2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  Section  1.  Every  citizen,  INCLUDING  ANY  INCARCERATED PERSON IN A
CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, shall be entitled to vote at every  election  for
all  officers  elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to
the vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen  years  of
age  or  over  and  shall have been a resident of this state, and of the
county, city, or village for thirty days next preceding an election.
  § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 3 of article  2  of
the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 3. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or pay,
offer  or  promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to
another, to be paid or used, any money or  other  valuable  thing  as  a
compensation  or  reward  for  the  giving  or  withholding a vote at an
election, or who shall make any promise to influence the giving or with-
holding any such vote, or who shall make or become directly or indirect-
ly interested in any bet or wager  depending  upon  the  result  of  any
election,  shall  vote  at  such  election;  and upon challenge for such
cause, the person so challenged, before the officers authorized for that
purpose shall receive his or her vote, shall swear or affirm before such
officers that he or she has not received or offered, does not expect  to
receive,  has not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered
or promised to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any  money  or
other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or with-
holding  a vote at such election, and has not made any promise to influ-
ence the giving or withholding of any such  vote,  nor  made  or  become
directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets