senate Bill S4032

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to pre-clearance of voting-related regulations and policies

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 10, 2019 advanced to third reading
Apr 09, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 08, 2019 1st report cal.372
Feb 25, 2019 referred to elections

Votes

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Apr 8, 2019 - Elections committee Vote

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Elections Committee Vote: Apr 8, 2019

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S4032 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 8 Title 7 §8-700, El L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6164

S4032 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to pre-clearance of voting-related regulations and policies.

S4032 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4032 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4032

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the  election  law,  in  relation  to  pre-clearance  of
  voting-related regulations and policies

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

  Section 1. Article 8 of the election law is amended by  adding  a  new
title 7 to read as follows:
                                TITLE VII
                              PRE-CLEARANCE
SECTION 8-700. PRE-CLEARANCE.
  §  8-700.  PRE-CLEARANCE.  1. TO ENSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS WHO
RESIDE IN NEW YORK TO VOTE IS NOT DENIED OR ABRIDGED ON ACCOUNT OF RACE,
COLOR, OR LANGUAGE MINORITY STATUS THROUGH THE ENFORCEMENT OF A  VOTING-
RELATED  REGULATION, PROCEDURE OR POLICY THAT IS ENACTED OR ADMINISTERED
AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE  FOLLOWING  VOTING-RELATED
REGULATIONS,  AND  POLICIES  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO PRE-CLEARANCE BY THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUANT TO THIS TITLE.
  2. BEFORE THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OR ANY LOCAL BOARD OF ELECTIONS
ENACTS OR IMPLEMENTS ANY CHANGES IN VOTING QUALIFICATION,  PREREQUISITES
TO  VOTING,  ADMINISTRATION,  REGULATIONS, POLICIES, PRACTICES OR PROCE-
DURES WITH RESPECT TO VOTING AFFECTING: (A) A COUNTY WITH  A  POPULATION
COMPRISED,  IN  THE  AGGREGATE,  OF AT LEAST TEN PERCENT OF MEMBERS OF A
PROTECTED CLASS OVER THE PRECEDING DECADE, AS DETERMINED  BY  THE  FIVE-
YEAR  ESTIMATES  OF  THE UNITED STATES CENSUS AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY,
(B) A COUNTY WHICH HAS BEEN SUBJECT  TO  A  COURT  ORDER  OR  GOVERNMENT
ENFORCEMENT  ACTION  BASED  UPON A FINDING OF A DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE,
DENIAL OR ABRIDGMENT OF THE RIGHT TO VOTE OF A MEMBER OF  THE  PROTECTED
CLASS  WITHIN  THE  PAST  TEN YEARS, OR (C) A COUNTY THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY
SUBJECT TO PRE-CLEARANCE UNDER SECTION 5 OF THE  VOTING  RIGHTS  ACT  OF
1965  AND  HAS  NOT  BEEN  GRANTED A DECREE GRANTING EXEMPTION FROM SUCH

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

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