senate Bill S8806

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes an electronic personal voter registration process

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


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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 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.322
substituted for a8280c
Jul 22, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.970
Jul 21, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 18, 2020 committee discharged and committed to elections
referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8806
11
7
committee
11
Aye
7
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 21, 2020 - Elections committee Vote

S8806
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jul 21, 2020

nay (2)

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S8806 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8280
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 9 §§5-900 - 5-906, §5-308, amd §9-209, El L

S8806 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes an electronic personal voter registration process integrated within designated agency applications; requires the state board of elections to promulgate necessary rules and regulations; makes related provisions.

S8806 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8806 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8806

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 18, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 establishing  an  auto-
  matic  voter  registration process integrated within designated agency
  applications

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York automatic voter registration act of 2020".
  § 2. Article 5 of the election law is amended by adding a new title  9
to read as follows:
                                TITLE IX
                      AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION
SECTION 5-900. INTEGRATED   PERSONAL   VOTER   REGISTRATION  APPLICATION
                  REQUIRED.
        5-902. FAILURE TO RECEIVE  EXEMPLAR  SIGNATURE  NOT  TO  PREVENT
                 REGISTRATION.
        5-904. PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENT AUTHORIZED ERROR.
        5-906. FORMS.
  §  5-900. INTEGRATED PERSONAL VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION REQUIRED.
1. IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER METHOD OF VOTER REGISTRATION PROVIDED FOR BY
THIS CHAPTER, STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES DESIGNATED IN SUBDIVISIONS  THIR-
TEEN  AND  FOURTEEN  OF THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE TO THE STATE BOARD OF
ELECTIONS VOTER REGISTRATION QUALIFICATION INFORMATION  ASSOCIATED  WITH
EACH  PERSON  WHO  SUBMITS  AN APPLICATION FOR SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE AT
SUCH AGENCY, INCLUDING  A  RENEWAL,  RECERTIFICATION,  OR  REEXAMINATION
TRANSACTION AT SUCH AGENCY, AND EACH PERSON WHO NOTIFIES THE AGENCY OF A
CHANGE  OF  ADDRESS OR NAME. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR
VEHICLES, "APPLICATION FOR SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE AT SUCH AGENCY" REFERS
ONLY TO AN APPLICATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSE, A  DRIVER'S
LICENSE  RENEWAL OR AN IDENTIFICATION CARD IF SUCH CARD IS ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN ITS NORMAL  COURSE  OF  BUSINESS.    FOR
PURPOSES  OF  THE  NEW  YORK  CITY  HOUSING  AUTHORITY  "APPLICATION FOR
SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE AT SUCH AGENCY" REFERS ONLY TO APPLICATIONS  THAT

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

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