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|Apr 15, 2021||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Mar 11, 2021||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Mar 03, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S5386
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S5386 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5386 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5386 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to voting rights PURPOSE: Provides for a constitutional amendment that would prohibit imposing voting qualifications that would result in a denial or abridgment of the right of a citizen to vote on account of race or color, religion, gender preference or disability. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the constitution by adding a new section ten, prohib- iting voting qualifications or prerequisites to voting that have the effect of denying or abridging the right of any citizen to vote on account of race or color, religion, gender preference, or disability. In
S5386 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5386 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to voting rights Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article 2 of the constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows: § 10. VOTING RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION OR PREREQUISITE TO VOTING OR STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED OR APPLIED BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A DENIAL OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT OF RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY. (B) TO ASSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO VOTE IS NOT DENIED OR ABRIDGED ON ACCOUNT OF RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO: (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND, OR INTERPRET ANY MATTER; (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT; (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER; (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX; (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE; (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO REGISTER TO VOTE; OR (7) PROVE HIS OR HER QUALIFICATIONS BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS. (C) NEITHER THE STATE, NOR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, SHALL RESTRICT THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS FROM REGISTERING VOTERS IN GOOD FAITH. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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