senate Bill S5303

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Allows any qualified person to apply for voter registration and enrollment by application made with an application for any hunting or fishing license

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Apr 24, 2019 referred to elections

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S5303 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4985
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §5-217, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2960
2011-2012: A4222
2013-2014: A4903
2015-2016: A4982
2017-2018: A3562
2021-2022: S6248, A6422

S5303 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows any qualified person to apply for voter registration and enrollment by application made with an application for any hunting or fishing license.

S5303 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5303 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5303

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. ANTONACCI -- 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 the registration and
  enrollment of voters

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

  Section  1.  The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-217
to read as follows:
  § 5-217. ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION. 1. IN ADDITION TO ANY  OTHER  METHOD
OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR IN THIS ARTICLE, ANY QUALIFIED PERSON
MAY APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION MADE SIMULTANE-
OUSLY  AND  INTEGRATED  WITH  AN  APPLICATION  FOR  ANY  TYPE OF HUNTING
LICENSE, A FISHING LICENSE, AND ANY COMBINATION OF BOTH.
  2. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, WITH THE APPROVAL  OF
THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SHALL DESIGN A FORM OR FORMS WHICH SHALL,
IN ADDITION TO ELICITING SUCH INFORMATION AS  MAY  BE  REQUIRED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSERVATION FOR A HUNTING LICENSE AND/OR
FISHING LICENSE, SERVE AS AN APPLICATION FOR  REGISTRATION  AND  ENROLL-
MENT,  OR A REGISTRATION NECESSITATED BY A CHANGE OF RESIDENCE. THE COST
OF SUCH FORMS SHALL BE BORNE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL  CONSER-
VATION.
  3. THE VOTER REGISTRATION PORTION OF SUCH FORMS SHALL:
  (A)  NOT  REQUIRE  ANY  INFORMATION  THAT  DUPLICATES  THE INFORMATION
REQUIRED ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE LICENSE PORTION  AND  SHALL  REQUIRE
ONLY  SUCH  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE APPLICANT'S SIGNATURE,
AS WILL ENABLE ELECTION OFFICIALS TO ASSESS THE APPLICANT'S  ELIGIBILITY
TO  REGISTER  TO  VOTE, PREVENT DUPLICATE REGISTRATION AND TO ADMINISTER
VOTER REGISTRATION AND OTHER PARTS OF THE ELECTION PROCESS;
  (B) INCLUDE A STATEMENT OF  THE  ELIGIBILITY  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  VOTER
REGISTRATION  AND  SHALL  REQUIRE  THE APPLICANT TO ATTEST BY HIS OR HER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02432-01-9

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