senate Bill S4821

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Apr 10, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 28, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 26, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S4821 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4823
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2015-2016: S2797, A6030
2017-2018: S3894, A7437

S4821 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

S4821 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4821 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4821

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 26, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- 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 article 2 of the constitution, in relation to
  voting rights

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article  2  of  the
constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
  §  10.  VOTING  RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION OR PREREQUISITE TO
VOTING OR STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED  OR  APPLIED
BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A
DENIAL  OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT OF
RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
  (B) TO ASSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO  VOTE  IS  NOT  DENIED  OR
ABRIDGED  ON  ACCOUNT  OF  RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR
DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION
BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING
OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO:
  (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND,  OR  INTERPRET
ANY MATTER;
  (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF
ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT;
  (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER;
  (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX;
  (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE;
  (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO REGISTER
TO VOTE; OR
  (7)  PROVE  HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICATIONS  BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED
VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS.
  (C) NEITHER THE STATE, NOR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  RESTRICT
THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS FROM REGISTERING VOTERS IN GOOD
FAITH.

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

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