assembly Bill A6678A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York Voting Rights Act

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 30, 2021 print number 6678a
Apr 30, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 25, 2021 referred to election law

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A6678 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1046
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 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841, S7528

A6678 - Summary

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

A6678 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6678
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, PERRY, CRUZ, RICHARD-
   SON, REYES, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Election Law
 
 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
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6678A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1046
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 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841, S7528

A6678A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A6678A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, PERRY, CRUZ, RICHARD-
   SON, REYES, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Election  Law  --  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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.