senate Bill S7528A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2020 print number 7528a
Jul 31, 2020 amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 23, 2020 referred to elections

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S7528 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10841
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-220, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L

S7528 - Summary

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure all eligible voters in the State of New York have the opportunity to exercise their rights under the Constitution of the State of New York related to the elective franchise, including Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 1; freedom of expression and association, including Article 1 Sections 8 and 9; equal protection of the laws, including Article I, Section 11; and an equal opportunity to participate in free and fair elections, including Article III, Sections 4 and 5.

S7528 - Sponsor Memo

S7528 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7528
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 23, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  establishing  the  New
   York  Voting  Rights Act, establishing rights of action for denying or
   abridging of the right of any member of a  protected  class  to  vote,
   establishing  and  maintaining  a  statewide  database  of  voting and
   election  data,  providing  assistance  to  language-minority  groups,
   requiring  certain  political subdivisions to receive preclearance for
   potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating  civil  liability  for
   voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the  "New  York
 Voting Rights Act".
   §  2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election law
 are designated title 1 and a new title  heading  is  added  to  read  as
 follows:
 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   §  3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is amended
 to read as follows:

             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                        NEW YORK VOTING RIGHTS ACT
 SECTION 17-200. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY.
         17-202. INTERPRETATION OF LAWS RELATED TO ELECTIVE FRANCHISE.
         17-204. DEFINITIONS.
         17-206. RIGHTS OF ACTION.
         17-208. MAINTENANCE OF VOTING AND ELECTION DATA.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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S7528A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10841
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-220, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L

S7528A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts into law major components of legislation which are necessary, but not sufficient, to ensure all eligible voters in the State of New York have the opportunity to exercise their rights under the Constitution of the State of New York related to the elective franchise, including Article I, Section 1 and Article II, Section 1; freedom of expression and association, including Article 1 Sections 8 and 9; equal protection of the laws, including Article I, Section 11; and an equal opportunity to participate in free and fair elections, including Article III, Sections 4 and 5.

S7528A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7528A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7528--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 23, 2020
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. MYRIE, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, CARLUCCI, FELDER,
   GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  KAPLAN,  KAVANAGH,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAY,
   MAYER,  RIVERA, SALAZAR, SEPULVEDA, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
   Elections  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  the  John
   R.  Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action
   for denying or abridging of the right of any  member  of  a  protected
   class  to  vote,  establishing and maintaining a statewide database of
   voting and election data, providing  assistance  to  language-minority
   groups,  requiring certain political subdivisions to receive preclear-
   ance for potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating civil liabil-
   ity for voter intimidation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "John R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   § 2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election  law
 are  designated  title  1  and  a  new title heading is added to read as
 follows:
 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is  amended
 to read as follows:
 
             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF NEW YORK
 SECTION 17-200. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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