senate Bill S1046A

2021-2022 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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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 12, 2021 print number 1046a
Apr 12, 2021 amend and recommit to elections
Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

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S1046 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6678
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 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7528, A10841

S1046 - Summary

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

S1046 - Sponsor Memo

S1046 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1046
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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  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.
         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.

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S1046A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6678
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 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7528, A10841

S1046A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1046A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1046A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1046--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  MYRIE,  BENJAMIN,  BIAGGI, BROUK, COMRIE, COONEY,
   FELDER, GIANARIS, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH,  KENNE-
   DY,  KRUEGER, MAY, MAYER, PARKER, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, 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  commit-
   tee
 
 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02423-05-1

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