senate Bill S366

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the qualifications of voters and civic education of students

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 06, 2021 referred to elections

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S366 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A635
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-102, 5-210 & 8-504, El L; amd §801, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5646, A6839
2019-2020: S2273, A3339

S366 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Lowers the voting age to 16 years and requires that students receive education in civics and be given the opportunity to register to vote in the classroom.

S366 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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