senate Bill S5073A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes a school voter registration access program

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 11, 2020 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.152
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1772
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 12, 2019 print number 5073a
Jun 12, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to education
Apr 08, 2019 referred to education

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Education committee Vote

S5073A
10
3
committee
10
Aye
3
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Education Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

nay (3)
aye wr (2)

Jun 19, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S5073A
13
5
committee
13
Aye
5
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S5073 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8717
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 §1301, Ed L

S5073 - Summary

Establishes a school voter registration access program to promote student voter registration and pre-registration.

S5073 - Sponsor Memo

S5073 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5073

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a  school
  voter  registration access program for students in grades ten, eleven,
  and twelve; and to amend the election law, in  relation  to  providing
  for  a school voter registration access program for students in grades
  ten, eleven, and twelve

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 25 to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 25
                    SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS
SECTION 1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS.
  § 1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS.  1.  EACH  SCHOOL  DISTRICT,
BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, CHARTER SCHOOL, AND NON-PUBL-
IC SCHOOL SHALL ADOPT A POLICY TO PROMOTE STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION AND
PRE-REGISTRATION  DAYS  PURSUANT TO CHAPTER TWO OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOU-
SAND NINETEEN. SUCH POLICY SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE  PROVISIONS  OF
THIS  ARTICLE,  REQUIRE  ALL  SCHOOLS OPERATED BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS,
BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, CHARTER  SCHOOLS,  AND  NON-
PUBLIC  SCHOOLS  SERVING ANY OR ALL OF GRADES TEN, ELEVEN, AND TWELVE TO
CONDUCT AT LEAST TEN VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION DAYS DURING
THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATING STUDENTS ABOUT THE  VOTING
ENROLLMENT  PROCESS AND PROVIDING ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY
TO REGISTER OR PRE-REGISTER TO  VOTE  AS  APPLICABLE.  SUCH  POLICY  MAY
INCLUDE  COLLABORATION  WITH  COUNTY  AND  LOCAL  BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO
CONDUCT VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION IN  ANY  SCHOOL  SERVING
ANY  OR ALL OF GRADES TEN, ELEVEN, AND TWELVE. COMPLETION AND SUBMISSION
OF VOTER REGISTRATION OR PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS SHALL NOT  BE  A  COURSE
REQUIREMENT OR GRADED ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S5073A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8717
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 §1301, Ed L

S5073A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a school voter registration access program to promote student voter registration and pre-registration.

S5073A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5073A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5073--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. MAYER, COMRIE, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN, LIU, MAY, MONT-
  GOMERY, RAMOS, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered  printed,  and  when
  printed  to  be  committed  to the Committee on Education -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a  school
  voter registration access program

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 25  to
read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 25
                    SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS
SECTION 1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS.
  §  1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD
OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  CHARTER  SCHOOL,  AND  NON-PUBLIC
SCHOOL  SHALL  ADOPT  A POLICY TO PROMOTE STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION AND
PRE-REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER TWO OF THE  LAWS  OF  TWO  THOUSAND
NINETEEN.  SUCH  POLICY SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS
ARTICLE, REQUIRE ALL SCHOOLS OPERATED BY SUCH SCHOOL  DISTRICTS,  BOARDS
OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  CHARTER SCHOOLS, AND NON-PUBLIC
SCHOOLS SERVING ANY OR ALL OF GRADES TEN, ELEVEN,  AND  TWELVE  TO  MAKE
AVAILABLE ACCESS TO VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
DURING  THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATING STUDENTS ABOUT THE
VOTING ENROLLMENT PROCESS  AND  PROVIDING  ELIGIBLE  STUDENTS  WITH  THE
OPPORTUNITY  TO  REGISTER  OR  PRE-REGISTER  TO VOTE AS APPLICABLE. SUCH
POLICY SHALL INCLUDE PROCEDURES FOR  ACQUIRING  AND  TRANSMITTING  VOTER
REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION  APPLICATIONS  TO AND FROM THE LOCAL
BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND DISSEMINATION AMONG  THEIR  APPROPRIATE  SCHOOLS,
METHODS  OF  REGULAR  COMMUNICATION WITH ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ON THE AVAIL-
ABILITY OF SUCH APPLICATIONS AND THEIR RIGHT TO REGISTER OR PRE-REGISTER

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

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