senate Bill S871

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 07, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary


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S871 (ACTIVE) - Details

See other versions of this Bill:
, A778
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S4456
2017-2018: S840
2021-2022: S360

S871 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting.

S871 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S871 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary


proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to authorizing ballot by mail by removing cause for  absentee
  ballot voting

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 2. The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner  in  which,
and  the  time  and place at which, qualified voters [who, on the occur-
rence of any election, may be absent from the county of their  residence
or,  if  residents of the city of New York, from the city, and qualified
voters who, on the occurrence of any election, may be unable  to  appear
personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili-
ty,]  may  vote  and  for  the  return and canvass of their votes IN ANY
  § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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


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