assembly Bill A6646

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes voting by incarcerated people

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 18, 2022 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 05, 2022 to attorney-general for opinion
referred to election law
Apr 15, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 25, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 23, 2021 referred to election law

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A6646 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3073
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §§1 & 3, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8909, S6905

A6646 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by incarcerated people.

A6646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   6646
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 23, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. EPSTEIN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
             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 Senate concur), That section 1 of  article
 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 Senate 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