assembly Bill A8280A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes an electronic personal voter registration process

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2019 print number 8280a
Jun 16, 2019 amend and recommit to election law
Jun 11, 2019 referred to election law

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A8280 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6457
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 9 §§5-900 - 5-906, §5-308, amd §9-209, El L

A8280 - Summary

Establishes an electronic personal voter registration process integrated within designated agency applications; requires the state board of elections to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; makes related provisions.

A8280 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8280

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by 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 an auto-
  matic voter registration process integrated within  designated  agency
  applications

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2019".
  §  2. Article 5 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 9
to read as follows:
                                TITLE IX
                      AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
SECTION 5-900. INTEGRATED  PERSONAL   VOTER   REGISTRATION   APPLICATION
                  REQUIRED.
        5-902. FAILURE  TO  RECEIVE  EXEMPLAR  SIGNATURE  NOT TO PREVENT
                 REGISTRATION.
        5-904. PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENT AUTHORIZED ERROR.
        5-906. FORMS.
  § 5-900. INTEGRATED PERSONAL VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION  REQUIRED.
1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER METHOD OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR BY
THIS  CHAPTER, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES DESIGNATED IN SUBDIVISION TWELVE
OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE TO THE  STATE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  VOTER
REGISTRATION  QUALIFICATION  INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH EACH PERSON WHO
SUBMITS AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES AT SUCH AGENCY, OR WHO NOTIFIES  THE
AGENCY  OF  A  CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME. SUCH DESIGNATED AGENCIES SHALL
ENSURE AGENCY APPLICATIONS SUBSTANTIALLY INCLUDE  ALL  OF  THE  ELEMENTS
REQUIRED  BY  SECTION  5-210  OF THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATE
ATTESTATION, SO THAT PERSONS COMPLETING SUCH APPLICATIONS SHALL BE  ABLE
TO ALSO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO REGISTER TO VOTE THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC
VOTER  REGISTRATION  TRANSMITTAL  SYSTEM.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,

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

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Multi-Sponsors

A8280A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6457
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 9 §§5-900 - 5-906, §5-308, amd §9-209, El L

A8280A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an electronic personal voter registration process integrated within designated agency applications; requires the state board of elections to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; makes related provisions.

A8280A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8280--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              June 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WALKER, CARROLL, ORTIZ, STIRPE, L. ROSENTHAL,
  JEAN-PIERRE, COLTON, PERRY, LIFTON, REYES -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.
  of  A.    ENGLEBRIGHT  --  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 an auto-
  matic voter registration process integrated within  designated  agency
  applications

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2019".
  §  2. Article 5 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 9
to read as follows:
                                TITLE IX
                      AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
SECTION 5-900. INTEGRATED  PERSONAL   VOTER   REGISTRATION   APPLICATION
                  REQUIRED.
        5-902. FAILURE  TO  RECEIVE  EXEMPLAR  SIGNATURE  NOT TO PREVENT
                 REGISTRATION.
        5-904. PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENT AUTHORIZED ERROR.
        5-906. FORMS.
  § 5-900. INTEGRATED PERSONAL VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION  REQUIRED.
1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER METHOD OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR BY
THIS  CHAPTER, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES DESIGNATED IN SUBDIVISION TWELVE
OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE TO THE  STATE  BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  VOTER
REGISTRATION  QUALIFICATION  INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH EACH PERSON WHO
SUBMITS AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES AT SUCH AGENCY, OR WHO NOTIFIES  THE
AGENCY  OF  A  CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME. SUCH DESIGNATED AGENCIES SHALL
ENSURE AGENCY APPLICATIONS SUBSTANTIALLY INCLUDE  ALL  OF  THE  ELEMENTS
REQUIRED  BY  SECTION  5-210  OF THIS ARTICLE, INCLUDING THE APPROPRIATE
ATTESTATION, SO THAT PERSONS COMPLETING SUCH APPLICATIONS SHALL BE  ABLE
TO ALSO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO REGISTER TO VOTE THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC
VOTER  REGISTRATION  TRANSMITTAL  SYSTEM.  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,

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