senate Bill S6821

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Oct 30, 2019 referred to rules

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S6821 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9862
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-104, 5-106, 5-400 & 5-708, rpld §5-106 subs 2-5, §5-708 sub 2, El L; amd §75, Cor L

S6821 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; requires the department of corrections and community supervision, in collaboration with the state and county boards of election, to establish a program to facilitate inmate voter registration and voting.

S6821 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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 are REPEALED and subdivision 6 is renumbered subdivision 2.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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