senate Bill S2951A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In 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
Jun 03, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.415
substituted for a8858a
May 31, 2022 referred to election law
returned to assembly
repassed senate
May 23, 2022 amended on third reading 2951a
May 23, 2022 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Jan 10, 2022 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.7
reported and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 20, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1053
Jan 26, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 18, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S2951
13
7
committee
13
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 10, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

S2951
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 10, 2022

nay (2)

Jan 10, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S2951
13
7
committee
13
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 10, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S2951
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 10, 2021

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

S2951 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8858
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8348
2011-2012: A5900
2013-2014: A2104
2015-2016: A5870
2017-2018: S7131, A5908, A10582
2019-2020: S2311, A116

S2951 - Summary

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.

S2951 - Sponsor Memo

S2951 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2951
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAVANAGH, GAUGHRAN, LIU, SKOUFIS -- 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 voter registration
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 5-210  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  255  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
 follows:
   3.  Completed  application  forms,  when  received  by  any  board  of
 elections  and,  with  respect  to  application forms promulgated by the
 federal election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board  of
 elections,  or  showing  a  dated cancellation mark of the United States
 Postal Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated  cancel-
 lation  mark  which  is  not later than the [twenty-fifth] FIFTEENTH day
 before the next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special  election,  and
 received  no  later than the [twentieth] TENTH day before such election,
 or delivered in person to such board of elections  not  later  than  the
 tenth  day before [a special] SUCH election, shall entitle the applicant
 to vote in such election, if he or she is otherwise qualified, provided,
 however, such applicant shall not vote on a voting machine until his  or
 her  identity  is verified. Any board of elections receiving an applica-
 tion form from a person who does not reside in its jurisdiction but  who
 does  reside elsewhere in the state of New York, shall forthwith forward
 such application form to the proper board of elections.  Each  board  of
 elections  shall  make  an  entry  on  each  such form of the date it is
 received by such board.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06190-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S2951A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8858
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8348
2011-2012: A5900
2013-2014: A2104
2015-2016: A5870
2017-2018: S7131, A5908, A10582
2019-2020: S2311, A116

S2951A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.

S2951A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2951A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2951--A
     Cal. No. 7
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAVANAGH,  BIAGGI, GAUGHRAN, LIU, MAY, SKOUFIS --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee  on  Elections  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on
   Elections in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
   bly from said committee and committed to the  Committee  on  Rules  --
   reported  favorably  from  said committee, ordered to a third reading,
   passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  recon-
   sidered,  restored  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted,
   retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  3  of  section 5-210 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 255 of the laws  of  2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   3.  Completed  application  forms,  when  received  by  any  board  of
 elections and, with respect to  application  forms  promulgated  by  the
 federal  election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board of
 elections, or showing a dated cancellation mark  of  the  United  States
 Postal  Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated cancel-
 lation mark which is not later than  the  [twenty-fifth]  FIFTEENTH  day
 before  the  next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special election, and
 received no later than the [twentieth] TENTH day before  such  election,
 or  delivered  in  person  to such board of elections not later than the
 tenth day before [a special] SUCH election, shall entitle the  applicant
 to vote in such election, if he or she is otherwise qualified, provided,
 however,  such applicant shall not vote on a voting machine until his or
 her identity is verified. Any board of elections receiving  an  applica-
 tion  form from a person who does not reside in its jurisdiction but who
 does reside elsewhere in the state of New York, shall forthwith  forward
 such  application  form  to the proper board of elections. Each board of
 elections shall make an entry on each  such  form  of  the  date  it  is
 received by such board.
   § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.

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