|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 17, 2019||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1931
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1931 (ACTIVE) - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Senate Elections
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§5-106 & 3-102, El L; amd §75, add §§510 & 209, Cor L; amd §§220.50 & 380.50, CP L
- Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2023, A7634
2017-2018: S960, A5367
S1931 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1931 SPONSOR: COMRIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, the criminal procedure law and the correction law, in relation to voting by convicted felons PURPOSE: This bill would restore voting rights to parolees, to facilitate commu- nity reintegration and participation in the civic process, rather than requiring a parolee to wait until he or she has been discharged from parole or reached the maximum expiration date of the sentence. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section i of the bill amends the election law to make it clear that no one convicted of a felony and sentenced for said felony for violating New York State Law may vote while incarcerated.
S1931 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1931 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 17, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. COMRIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, HOYLMAN, KAVANAGH, KRUEG- ER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, the criminal procedure law and the correction law, in relation to voting by convicted felons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 2. No person who has been convicted of a felony AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY pursuant to the laws of this state, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election [unless he shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citi- zenship by the governor, or his maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or he has been discharged from parole. The governor, however, may attach as a condition to any such pardon a provision that any such person shall not have the right of suffrage until it shall have been separately restored to him] WHILE HE OR SHE IS INCARCERATED FOR SUCH FELONY. § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 5-106 of the election law is amended to read as follows: 3. No person who has been convicted in a federal court, of a felony, or a crime or offense which would constitute a felony under the laws of this state, AND SENTENCED TO A PERIOD OF IMPRISONMENT FOR SUCH FELONY, shall have the right to register for or vote at any election [unless he shall have been pardoned or restored to the rights of citizenship by the president of the United States, or his maximum sentence of imprisonment has expired, or he has been discharged from parole] WHILE HE OR SHE IS INCARCERATED FOR SUCH FELONY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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