|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to elections|
|Oct 30, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6821
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6821 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6821 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6821 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; and to repeal certain provisions of the election law relating thereto PURPOSE: This legislation would extend certain inmates in correctional facilities the ability to vote in elections. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 - Amends the election law as required. Section 2 - Repeals certain parts of the election law as required. Section 3 = Amends the election law as required.
S6821 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6821 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E October 30, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; and to repeal certain provisions of the election law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 5-104 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a to read as follows: 1-A. AN INMATE VOTING WHILE INCARCERATED IN A STATE OR LOCAL CORREC- TIONAL FACILITY SHALL BE CONSIDERED A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY, CITY, TOWN AND/OR VILLAGE HE OR SHE RESIDED IN PRIOR TO HIS OR HER INCARCERATION. § 2. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 5-106 of the election law are REPEALED and subdivision 6 is renumbered subdivision 2. § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 3 of the laws of 2019, is amended and a new subdivision 1-a is added to read as follows: 1. A voter's registration, including the registration of a voter in inactive status, shall be cancelled if, since the time of his OR HER last registration, he OR SHE: (a) Moved his or her residence outside the state. (b) [Was convicted of a felony disqualifying him from voting pursuant to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article. (c)] Has been adjudicated an incompetent. [(d)] (C) Refused to take a challenge oath. [(e)] (D) Has died. [(f)] (E) Did not vote in any election conducted by the board of elections during the period ending with the second general election at which candidates for federal office are on the ballot after his OR HER name was placed in inactive status and for whom the board of elections EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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