senate Bill S1048

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 15, 2019 delivered to secretary of state
Jan 14, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.6
substituted for a777
referred to judiciary
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.3
reported and committed to rules
Jan 11, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 10, 2019 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 14, 2019 - Judiciary committee Vote

S1048
10
4
committee
10
Aye
4
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2019

aye wr (1)

Jan 14, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S1048
12
2
committee
12
Aye
2
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Rules Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2019

nay (2)
excused (1)

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S1048 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A777
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1616, A3734
2011-2012: S1978, A1686
2013-2014: S617, A113
2015-2016: S2391, A5891
2017-2018: S2478, A2090, A10420

S1048 - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

S1048 - Sponsor Memo

S1048 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1048

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
  CARLUCCI,  COMRIE,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON,
  KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MARTINEZ,  MAY,
  MAYER,  METZGER,  MONTGOMERY,  MYRIE,  PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA,
  SALAZAR,  SANDERS,  SAVINO,  SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  SKOUFIS,  STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS,  THOMAS  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
  relation to the ten day advance registration requirement

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of  arti-
cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  §  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
completed at least ten days before each election].    Such  registration
shall  not  be required for town and village elections except by express
provision of law.
  § 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 three months previous to the time of such election.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89048-01-9

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