senate Bill S5755

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Mar 18, 2021 referred to elections

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S5755 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A699
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-104, 5-106, 5-400 & 5-708, rpld §5-106 subs 2-5, §5-708 sub 2, El L; amd §75, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6821, A9862

S5755 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by inmates in correctional facilities; requires the department of corrections and community supervision, in collaboration with the state and county boards of election, to establish a program to facilitate inmate voter registration and voting.

S5755 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5755 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5755
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 18, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  PARKER,  BIAGGI,  JACKSON, RAMOS, SALAZAR -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Elections
 
 AN  ACT to amend the election law and the correction law, in relation to
   authorizing voting by  inmates  in  correctional  facilities;  and  to
   repeal certain provisions of the election law relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 5-104 of the election law is amended  by  adding  a
 new subdivision 1-a to read as follows:
   1-A.  AN  INMATE VOTING WHILE INCARCERATED IN A STATE OR LOCAL CORREC-
 TIONAL FACILITY SHALL BE CONSIDERED A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY, CITY, TOWN
 AND/OR VILLAGE HE OR SHE RESIDED IN PRIOR TO HIS OR HER INCARCERATION.
   § 2. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 5-106 of the  election  law
 are REPEALED and subdivision 6 is renumbered subdivision 2.
   § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter  659  of the laws of 1994, paragraph (a) as amended by chapter 3
 of the laws of 2019, is amended and a new subdivision 1-a  is  added  to
 read as follows:
   1.  A  voter's  registration, including the registration of a voter in
 inactive status, shall be cancelled if, since the time  of  his  OR  HER
 last registration, he OR SHE:
   (a) Moved his or her residence outside the state.
   (b)  [Was convicted of a felony disqualifying him from voting pursuant
 to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article.
   (c)] Has been adjudicated an incompetent.
   [(d)] (C) Refused to take a challenge oath.
   [(e)] (D) Has died.
   [(f)] (E) Did not vote in any  election  conducted  by  the  board  of
 elections  during  the period ending with the second general election at
 which candidates for federal office are on the ballot after his  OR  HER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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