senate Bill S7194

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to voter registration form distribution and assistance

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 02, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.434
substituted for a8998
Jan 22, 2020 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 13, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.118
Jan 10, 2020 referred to rules

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8998
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-211, El L (as proposed in S.1128-A & A.2599-A)

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides access to students on information pertaining to voter education.

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7194 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7194

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration form
  distribution and assistance

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  18  of section 5-211 of the election law, as
amended by a chapter of the laws of  2019,  amending  the  election  law
relating  to  voter  registration  form  distribution and assistance, as
proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  1128-A  and  A.    2599-A,  is
amended to read as follows:
  18.  (a)  (I)  On  or  before  January first, two thousand twenty, all
institutions of the state university of New York and the city university
of New York shall create and make available to all  students  a  webpage
for  voter  education  on  each such institution's website, containing a
link to an application for voter registration, a link to an  application
for  an  absentee  ballot,  contact  information for the county board of
elections, and the name and contact information  for  the  administrator
responsible for voter registration assistance on each campus.
  (II) Each such institution shall, at the beginning of the school year,
and  again  in  January  of  a year in which the president of the United
States is to be elected, provide an application for  voter  registration
AND  AN  APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT to each student in each such
institution. [Such institutions shall also offer each student an  appli-
cation  for an absentee ballot. Such institutions shall provide the same
degree of assistance as required of participating agencies.] Each insti-
tution shall be considered in compliance with [these]  THE  requirements
OF  THIS SUBPARAGRAPH for each student to whom the institution electron-
ically transmits a message containing the link to the webpage for  voter
education  [and],  the link to an application for voter registration AND
THE LINK TO AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT, if  such  information
is in an electronic message devoted exclusively to voter registration.
  (III)  EACH  SUCH INSTITUTION SHALL PROVIDE THE SAME DEGREE OF ASSIST-
ANCE AS REQUIRED OF PARTICIPATING AGENCIES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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