senate Bill S6214

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides that a voter may register to vote at any residence to which the voter maintains a continuous connection with an intent to return

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 10, 2022 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.9
reported and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 26, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 05, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 04, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2021 1st report cal.877
Apr 15, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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Jan 18, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S6214
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

S6214
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jan 10, 2022

nay (2)

Jan 10, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S6214
13
7
committee
13
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Rules committee vote details

May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S6214
5
2
committee
5
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
show Elections committee vote details

Elections Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

nay (2)

Co-Sponsors

S6214 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6482
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§5-104 & 8-400, El L

S6214 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that a voter may register to vote at any residence to which the voter maintains a continuous connection with an intent to return, including a second home or a vacation home.

S6214 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6214 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6214
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  providing  that  a
   voter  may  register to vote at any residence to which the voter main-
   tains a continuous connection with an intent to return

   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 3 to read as follows:
   3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT A VOTER FROM  REGISTERING  TO
 VOTE  FROM  ANY  RESIDENCE  TO  WHICH  THE  VOTER MAINTAINS A CONTINUOUS
 CONNECTION WITH AN INTENT TO RETURN,  INCLUDING  A  SECOND  OR  VACATION
 HOME.
   §  2.  The  opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 8-400 of the
 election law, as amended by chapter 139 of the laws of 2020, is  amended
 to read as follows:
   A  qualified  voter  may  vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
 FROM A RESIDENCE AT WHICH THE VOTER IS REGISTERED TO VOTE, INCLUDING ANY
 RESIDENCE TO WHICH THE VOTER MAINTAINS A CONTINUOUS CONNECTION  WITH  AN
 INTENT  TO  RETURN  SUCH AS A SECOND OR VACATION HOME, if, on the occur-
 rence of any village election  conducted  by  the  board  of  elections,
 primary  election,  special  election, general election or New York city
 community school board district  or  city  of  Buffalo  school  district
 election, he or she expects to be:
   §  3.   The opening paragraph of subdivision 1 of section 8-400 of the
 election law, as amended by chapter 63 of the laws of 2010,  is  amended
 to read as follows:
   A  qualified  voter  may  vote as an absentee voter under this chapter
 FROM A RESIDENCE AT WHICH THE VOTER IS REGISTERED TO VOTE, INCLUDING ANY
 RESIDENCE TO WHICH THE VOTER MAINTAINS A CONTINUOUS CONNECTION  WITH  AN
 INTENT  TO  RETURN  SUCH AS A SECOND OR VACATION HOME, if, on the occur-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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