assembly Bill A10841A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York Voting Rights Act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 09, 2020 print number 10841a
Sep 09, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jul 24, 2020 referred to election law

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A10841 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7528
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-220, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6678, S1046

A10841 - Summary

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure all eligible voters in the State of New York have the opportunity to exercise their rights under the Constitution of the State of New York related to the elective franchise, including Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 1; freedom of expression and association, including Article 1 Sections 8 and 9; equal protection of the laws, including Article I, Section 11; and an equal opportunity to participate in free and fair elections, including Article III, Sections 4 and 5.

A10841 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   10841
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               July 24, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Walker) --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to  establishing  the  New
   York  Voting  Rights Act, establishing rights of action for denying or
   abridging of the right of any member of a  protected  class  to  vote,
   establishing  and  maintaining  a  statewide  database  of  voting and
   election  data,  providing  assistance  to  language-minority  groups,
   requiring  certain  political subdivisions to receive preclearance for
   potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating  civil  liability  for
   voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
 Voting Rights Act".
   §  2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election law
 are designated title 1 and a new title  heading  is  added  to  read  as
 follows:
 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   §  3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is amended
 to read as follows:

             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                        NEW YORK VOTING RIGHTS ACT
 SECTION 17-200. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY.
         17-202. INTERPRETATION OF LAWS RELATED TO ELECTIVE FRANCHISE.
         17-204. DEFINITIONS.
         17-206. RIGHTS OF ACTION.
         17-208. MAINTENANCE OF VOTING AND ELECTION DATA.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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A10841A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7528
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-220, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A6678, S1046

A10841A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure all eligible voters in the State of New York have the opportunity to exercise their rights under the Constitution of the State of New York related to the elective franchise, including Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 1; freedom of expression and association, including Article 1 Sections 8 and 9; equal protection of the laws, including Article I, Section 11; and an equal opportunity to participate in free and fair elections, including Article III, Sections 4 and 5.

A10841A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                 10841--A
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               July 24, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  COMMITTEE  ON  RULES  -- (at request of M. of A. Walker,
   Dickens, Frontus, Perry, Cruz, Richardson, Reyes)  --  read  once  and
   referred  to  the  Committee  on Election Law -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the John
   R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of  action
   for  denying  or  abridging  of the right of any member of a protected
   class to vote, establishing and maintaining a  statewide  database  of
   voting  and  election  data, providing assistance to language-minority
   groups, requiring certain political subdivisions to receive  preclear-
   ance for potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating civil liabil-
   ity for voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "John  R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   §  2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election law
 are designated title 1 and a new title  heading  is  added  to  read  as
 follows:

                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   §  3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is amended
 to read as follows:
 
             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF NEW YORK
 SECTION 17-200. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY.
         17-202. INTERPRETATION OF LAWS RELATED TO ELECTIVE FRANCHISE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets