|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Mar 13, 2020||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Feb 14, 2020||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 08, 2020||referred to judiciary|
|Dec 13, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6905
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S6905 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6905 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6905 SPONSOR: SALAZAR TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to sections 1 and 3 of article 2 of the constitution, in relation to authorizing voting by incarcerated people PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To create an affirmative right in the constitution entitling incarcerat- ed people to vote in a correction facility and to delete language excluding citizens from the vote. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 1 of article 2 of the constitution to provide that incarcerated people shall be entitled to vote provided they meet the other qualifications.
S6905 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6905 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E December 13, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SALAZAR, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to sections 1 and 3 of article 2 of the constitu- tion, in relation to authorizing voting by incarcerated people Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti- cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: Section 1. Every citizen, INCLUDING ANY INCARCERATED PERSON IN A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, shall be entitled to vote at every election for all officers elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to the vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen years of age or over and shall have been a resident of this state, and of the county, city, or village for thirty days next preceding an election. § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 3 of article 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 3. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or pay, offer or promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or withholding a vote at an election, or who shall make any promise to influence the giving or with- holding any such vote, or who shall make or become directly or indirect- ly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the result of any election, shall vote at such election; and upon challenge for such cause, the person so challenged, before the officers authorized for that purpose shall receive his or her vote, shall swear or affirm before such officers that he or she has not received or offered, does not expect to receive, has not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered or promised to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any money or other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or with- holding a vote at such election, and has not made any promise to influ- ence the giving or withholding of any such vote, nor made or become directly or indirectly interested in any bet or wager depending upon the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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