senate Bill S1278

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2019"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 11, 2019 referred to elections

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S1278 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-200 & 17-138, amd §§5-304, 3-220, 3-212, 17-104 & 3-102, El L

S1278 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2019" to streamline the process for registering to vote.

S1278 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1278 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1278

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, ADDABBO, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BROOKS, CARLUC-
  CI,  COMRIE,  HOYLMAN,  KAMINSKY,  KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, MAYER,
  MONTGOMERY,   PARKER,   RIVERA,    SEPULVEDA,    SERRANO,    STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 enacting the "New York
  automatic voter registration act of 2019"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2019".
  § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-200 to read
as follows:
  § 5-200. AUTOMATED 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 TO REGISTER TO VOTE.
  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 TO REGISTER TO VOTE OR TO UPDATE  THE  VOTER'S
REGISTRATION 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;

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

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