senate Bill S2273A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the qualifications of voters and civic education of students

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Apr 10, 2019 print number 2273a
Apr 10, 2019 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 23, 2019 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S2273 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3339
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210 & 8-504, El L; amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5646, A6839
2021-2022: S366, A635

S2273 - Summary

Lowers the voting age to 16 years and requires that students receive education in civics and be given the opportunity to register to vote in the classroom.

S2273 - Sponsor Memo

S2273 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2273

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, COMRIE, PARKER -- 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 qualifications of
  voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education
  and student voter registration

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section  5-102 of the election law is
amended to read as follows:
  1. No person shall be qualified  to  register  for  and  vote  at  any
election  unless  [he] SUCH PERSON is a citizen of the United States and
is or will be, on the day of such election, [eighteen]  SEVENTEEN  years
of  age or over, and a resident of this state and of the county, city or
village for a minimum of thirty days next preceding such election.
  § 2. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of  the  election
law,  as  amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended to read
as follows:
  (g) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the United  States,
is  or  will  be  at least [eighteen] SEVENTEEN years old not later than
December thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she  registers
and a resident of the county or city to which application is made.
  § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 8-504 of the election law, as renumbered
by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  3.  After  receiving the answers as above specified, of any applicant,
the board shall, if it believes the applicant to  be  qualified  or  the
challenge  is withdrawn, permit him OR HER to vote. Otherwise, the board
shall point out to him OR HER the qualifications, if any, in respect  of
which he OR SHE shall appear deficient. If, after such deficiencies have
been  so  indicated,  the applicant shall persist in his OR HER claim to
vote, an inspector shall administer to him OR HER  the  following  oath,

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

Co-Sponsors

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S2273A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3339
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210 & 8-504, El L; amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5646, A6839
2021-2022: S366, A635

S2273A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Lowers the voting age to 16 years and requires that students receive education in civics and be given the opportunity to register to vote in the classroom.

S2273A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2273A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2273--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HOYLMAN, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, COMRIE, PARKER -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the  qualifications  of
  voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education
  and student voter registration

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section  5-102  of  the  election  law  is
amended to read as follows:
  1.  No  person  shall  be  qualified  to  register for and vote at any
election unless [he] SUCH PERSON is a citizen of the United  States  and
is  or will be, on the day of such election, [eighteen] SIXTEEN years of
age or over, and a resident of this state and of  the  county,  city  or
village for a minimum of thirty days next preceding such election.
  §  2.  Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election
law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (g)  Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the United States,
is or will be at least [eighteen]  SIXTEEN  years  old  not  later  than
December  thirty-first of the calendar year in which he or she registers
and a resident of the county or city to which application is made.
  § 2-a. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election
law, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (g)  Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the United States,
is OR WILL BE at least sixteen years old [when  he  or  she  submits  an
application  to  register  to vote which will be effective for elections
occurring on or after the applicant turns eighteen  years  of  age]  NOT
LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF THE CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH HE OR SHE

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

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