senate Bill S1718

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record for notices to be sent thus and by U.S.P.S.

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Current Bill Status Via A1565 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 25, 2019 signed chap.536
Nov 19, 2019 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1126
substituted for s1718
Jun 03, 2019 substituted by a1565
ordered to third reading cal.1126
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 29, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Jun 3, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S1718
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 29, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

S1718
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 29, 2019

S1718 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1565
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-210 & 5-500, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3252, A4313
2011-2012: S1567, A3590
2013-2014: S1938, A5858
2015-2016: S7811, A5534
2017-2018: S7754, A1057

S1718 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the inclusion, at a voter's option, of an e-mail address in the voter registration application and record, whereupon notices and other communication required to be sent to the voter by the state board of elections shall be sent by e-mail in addition to postal mail; provides that county boards of elections and the board of elections of the city of New York shall have the option of sending required notices and communications by e-mail in addition to postal mail to certain voters.

S1718 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

    S. 1718                                                  A. 1565

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2019
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by  Sen.  CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
  Elections

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF, PEOPLES-STOKES, PAULIN,
  DINOWITZ, ARROYO, JAFFEE, WEPRIN, ABINANTI, SIMON, ORTIZ, NIOU, STECK,
  WRIGHT, MOSLEY, KOLB, GIGLIO, ASHBY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.
  CAHILL,  COLTON,  DE LA ROSA,  FINCH,  GOTTFRIED,  LENTOL,  McDONOUGH,
  B. MILLER, M. L. MILLER, THIELE --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
  Committee on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election  law,  in relation to including e-mail
  addresses in voter registration data

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (k) and (l) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of
the election law, as amended by chapter 179 of the laws of 2005, subpar-
agraph  (xii)  of  paragraph  (k) as added by chapter 362 of the laws of
2008, are amended to read as follows:
  (k) The form shall also include space for the  following  information,
which must be contained on the inside of the form after it is folded for
mailing:
  (i) A space for the applicant to indicate whether or not he or she has
ever voted or registered to vote before and, if so, the approximate year
in which such applicant last voted or registered and his or her name and
address at the time.
  (ii) The name and residence address of the applicant including the zip
code and apartment number, if any.
  (iii)  A SPACE FOR THE FURNISHING OF AN E-MAIL ADDRESS, THE FURNISHING
OF WHICH SHALL BE OPTIONAL, TOGETHER WITH A NOTICE STATING  THAT  IF  AN
E-MAIL  ADDRESS  IS  FURNISHED, ALL NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS OTHERWISE
REQUIRED TO BE SENT BY THE STATE BOARD OF  ELECTIONS  TO  THE  VOTER  BY

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

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