assembly Bill A5435

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the registration status of voters

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Feb 16, 2021 referred to election law

A5435 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3072
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§17-106, 5-400 & 5-213, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7393
2017-2018: S4982, S8447
2019-2020: S1780
2023-2024: S4312

A5435 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the registration status of voters.

A5435 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                   5435
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Election Law
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the registration status
   of voters
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 17-106 of the election law, as amended by chapter 9
 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
   §  17-106.  Misconduct  of election officers. Any election officer who
 wilfully refuses to accord to any duly  accredited  watcher  or  to  any
 voter  or  candidate  any right given him by this chapter, INCLUDING THE
 CANCELLATION OF A VOTER'S REGISTRATION IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-400  OF
 THIS  CHAPTER  OR  THE  REFUSAL TO ALLOW AN INDIVIDUAL TO VOTE DUE TO AN
 INACTIVE STATUS IN VIOLATION OF SECTION 5-213 OF THIS  CHAPTER,  or  who
 wilfully  violates  any  provision  of  the election law relative to the
 registration of electors or to the taking, recording, counting, canvass-
 ing, tallying or certifying  of  votes,  or  who  wilfully  neglects  or
 refuses  to  perform any duty imposed on him by law, or is guilty of any
 fraud in the execution of the duties of his office, or connives  in  any
 electoral fraud, or knowingly permits any such fraud to be practiced, is
 guilty of a felony.
   § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
 chapter  659 of the laws of 1994 and paragraph (a) as amended by chapter
 3 of the laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   1. A voter's registration[, including the registration of a  voter  in
 inactive  status,]  shall  be cancelled if[,]: (A) since the time of his
 last registration, he:
   [(a)] (I) Moved his or her residence outside the state[.];
   [(b)] (II) Was convicted of a felony  disqualifying  him  from  voting
 pursuant to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article[.];
   [(c)] (III) Has been adjudicated an incompetent[.];
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.