assembly Bill A8998

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voter registration form distribution and assistance

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via S7194 - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.434
substituted for a8998
Mar 02, 2020 substituted by s7194
Feb 27, 2020 advanced to third reading cal.434
Feb 26, 2020 reported
Jan 09, 2020 referred to election law

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A8998 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7194
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-211, El L (as proposed in S.1128-A & A.2599-A)

A8998 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides access to students on information pertaining to voter education.

A8998 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8998

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             January 9, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration form
  distribution and assistance

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 18 of section 5-211 of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  a  chapter  of  the laws of 2019, amending the election law
relating to voter registration  form  distribution  and  assistance,  as
proposed  in  legislative  bills  numbers  S. 1128-A and A.   2599-A, is
amended to read as follows:
  18. (a) (I) On or before  January  first,  two  thousand  twenty,  all
institutions of the state university of New York and the city university
of  New  York  shall create and make available to all students a webpage
for voter education on each such  institution's  website,  containing  a
link  to an application for voter registration, a link to an application
for an absentee ballot, contact information  for  the  county  board  of
elections,  and  the  name and contact information for the administrator
responsible for voter registration assistance on each campus.
  (II) Each such institution shall, at the beginning of the school year,
and again in January of a year in which  the  president  of  the  United
States  is  to be elected, provide an application for voter registration
AND AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT to each student in  each  such
institution.  [Such institutions shall also offer each student an appli-
cation for an absentee ballot. Such institutions shall provide the  same
degree of assistance as required of participating agencies.] Each insti-
tution  shall  be considered in compliance with [these] THE requirements
OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH for each student to whom the institution  electron-
ically  transmits a message containing the link to the webpage for voter
education [and], the link to an application for voter  registration  AND
THE  LINK  TO AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, if such information
is in an electronic message devoted exclusively to voter registration.
  (III) EACH SUCH INSTITUTION SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME DEGREE  OF  ASSIST-
ANCE AS REQUIRED OF PARTICIPATING AGENCIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets