|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to elections|
senate Bill S366
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S366 (ACTIVE) - Details
S366 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S366 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the qualifications of voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education and student voter registration PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To amend the election law and high school curricula in order to lower the voting age to 16, making it easier for high school students to register to vote, and incorporate civics into high school curricula SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends current New York election law to allow all persons sixteen years of age or older to vote in state and local elections.
S366 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 366 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, COMRIE, PARKER, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- 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 the qualifications of voters; and to amend the education law, in relation to civic education and student voter registration THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 5-102 of the election law is amended to read as follows: 1. No person shall be qualified to register for and vote at any election unless [he] SUCH PERSON is a citizen of the United States and is or will be, on the day of such election, [eighteen] SIXTEEN years of age or over, and a resident of this state and of the county, city or village for a minimum of thirty days next preceding such election. § 2. Paragraph (g) of subdivision 5 of section 5-210 of the election law, as amended by chapter 2 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows: (g) Notice that the applicant must be a citizen of the United States, is OR WILL BE at least sixteen years old [when he or she submits an application to register to vote which will be effective for elections occurring on or after the applicant turns eighteen years of age] NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST OF THE CALENDAR YEAR IN WHICH HE OR SHE REGISTERS and a resident of the county or city to which application is made. § 3. Subdivision 3 of section 8-504 of the election law, as renumbered by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 3. After receiving the answers as above specified, of any applicant, the board shall, if it believes the applicant to be qualified or the challenge is withdrawn, permit him OR HER to vote. Otherwise, the board EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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