senate Bill S1931

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 17, 2019 referred to elections

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S1931 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4987
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-106 & 3-102, El L; amd §75, add §§510 & 209, Cor L; amd §§220.50 & 380.50, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4643
2011-2012: S2760
2013-2014: S3342
2015-2016: S2023, A7634
2017-2018: S960, A5367

S1931 - Summary

Relates to voting and registration for voting by convicted felons.

S1931 - Sponsor Memo

S1931 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1931

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. COMRIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, KRUEG-
  ER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SANDERS,  SEPULVEDA  --  read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, the criminal  procedure  law  and  the
  correction law, in relation to voting by convicted felons

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-106  of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  373  of  the  laws  of 1978, is amended to read as
follows:
  2. No person who has been convicted of a felony  AND  SENTENCED  TO  A
PERIOD  OF  IMPRISONMENT  FOR  SUCH  FELONY pursuant to the laws of this
state, shall have the right to register for  or  vote  at  any  election
[unless  he  shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citi-
zenship by the governor, or his maximum  sentence  of  imprisonment  has
expired,  or  he has been discharged from parole. The governor, however,
may attach as a condition to any such pardon a provision that  any  such
person  shall  not  have  the right of suffrage until it shall have been
separately restored to him] WHILE HE OR SHE  IS  INCARCERATED  FOR  SUCH
FELONY.
  §  2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to
read as follows:
  3. No person who has been convicted in a federal court, of  a  felony,
or  a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of
this state, AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR  SUCH  FELONY,
shall  have the right to register for or vote at any election [unless he
shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by the
president of the United States, or his maximum sentence of  imprisonment
has  expired,  or he has been discharged from parole] WHILE HE OR SHE IS
INCARCERATED FOR SUCH FELONY.

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

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