assembly Bill A6678D

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York

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Current Bill Status Via S1046 - Signed by Governor


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2022 approval memo.8
signed chap.226
Jun 17, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.607
substituted for a6678e
Jun 02, 2022 substituted by s1046e
rules report cal.607
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 01, 2022 reference changed to ways and means
May 28, 2022 print number 6678e
May 28, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
May 19, 2022 print number 6678d
May 19, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
May 11, 2022 print number 6678c
May 11, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to election law
May 06, 2022 print number 6678b
May 06, 2022 amend and recommit to election law
Jan 05, 2022 referred to election law
Apr 30, 2021 print number 6678a
Apr 30, 2021 amend and recommit to election law
Mar 25, 2021 referred to election law

Votes

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May 31, 2022 - Rules committee Vote

S1046E
14
6
committee
14
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 17, 2022 - Finance committee Vote

S1046C
15
6
committee
15
Aye
6
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
1
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 11, 2022 - Elections committee Vote

S1046B
4
2
committee
4
Aye
2
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 11, 2022

nay (2)
excused (1)

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A6678 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678 - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6678
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, PERRY, CRUZ, RICHARD-
   SON, REYES, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the John
   R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of  action
   for  denying  or  abridging  of the right of any member of a protected
   class to vote, establishing and maintaining a  statewide  database  of
   voting  and  election  data, providing assistance to language-minority
   groups, requiring certain political subdivisions to receive  preclear-
   ance for potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating civil liabil-
   ity for voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "John  R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   §  2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election law
 are designated title 1 and a new title  heading  is  added  to  read  as
 follows:
 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE

   §  3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is amended
 to read as follows:
 
             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF NEW YORK
 SECTION 17-200. LEGISLATIVE PURPOSE AND STATEMENT OF PUBLIC POLICY.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6678A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678A - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, PERRY, CRUZ, RICHARD-
   SON, REYES, SIMON, L. ROSENTHAL --  read  once  and  referred  to  the
   Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  the  John
   R.  Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action
   for denying or abridging of the right of any  member  of  a  protected
   class  to  vote,  establishing and maintaining a statewide database of
   voting and election data, providing  assistance  to  language-minority
   groups,  requiring certain political subdivisions to receive preclear-
   ance for potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating civil liabil-
   ity for voter intimidation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "John R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   § 2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election  law
 are  designated  title  1  and  a  new title heading is added to read as
 follows:

                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 3. The article heading of article 17 of the election law is  amended
 to read as follows:
 
             [VIOLATIONS OF] PROTECTING THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE
 
   § 4. Article 17 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE 2
                JOHN R. LEWIS VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF NEW YORK
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A6678B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678B - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678B - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, CRUZ, REYES, SIMON,
   L. ROSENTHAL, FORREST,  SILLITTI,  DINOWITZ,  GALLAGHER,  JEAN-PIERRE,
   MAMDANI,  HUNTER,  KELLES, EPSTEIN, MEEKS, BENEDETTO, COOK, O'DONNELL,
   ZINERMAN, KIM, LAVINE, MITAYNES, CARROLL,  THIELE,  ANDERSON,  ABBATE,
   SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  TAYLOR,  BURDICK,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BURGOS, GOTT-
   FRIED, PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT,  HYNDMAN,  FERNANDEZ,  RAJKUMAR,  SEPTIMO,
   HEVESI,  GIBBS,  McDONALD,  JACKSON, DE LOS SANTOS, NIOU, RAMOS, LUNS-
   FORD, GLICK, GALEF,  TAPIA,  FAHY,  PRETLOW,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  DAVILA,
   BRONSON,  ABINANTI, SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted
   to the Committee on Election Law in accordance with Assembly  Rule  3,
   sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to establishing  the  John
   R.  Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of action
   for denying or abridging of the right of any  member  of  a  protected
   class  to  vote,  establishing and maintaining a statewide database of
   voting and election data, providing  assistance  to  language-minority
   groups,  requiring certain political subdivisions to receive preclear-
   ance for potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating civil liabil-
   ity for voter intimidation
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  This  act shall be known and may be cited as the "John R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   § 2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election  law
 are  designated  title  1  and  a  new title heading is added to read as
 follows:
 
                   VIOLATIONS OF THE ELECTIVE FRANCHISE

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02423-08-2

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A6678C - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678C - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678C - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--C
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, CRUZ, REYES, SIMON,
   L. ROSENTHAL, FORREST,  SILLITTI,  DINOWITZ,  GALLAGHER,  JEAN-PIERRE,
   MAMDANI,  HUNTER,  KELLES, EPSTEIN, MEEKS, BENEDETTO, COOK, O'DONNELL,
   ZINERMAN, KIM, LAVINE, MITAYNES, CARROLL,  THIELE,  ANDERSON,  ABBATE,
   SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  TAYLOR,  BURDICK,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BURGOS, GOTT-
   FRIED, PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT,  HYNDMAN,  FERNANDEZ,  RAJKUMAR,  SEPTIMO,
   HEVESI,  GIBBS,  McDONALD,  JACKSON, DE LOS SANTOS, NIOU, RAMOS, LUNS-
   FORD, GLICK, GALEF,  TAPIA,  FAHY,  PRETLOW,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  DAVILA,
   BRONSON,  ABINANTI, SOLAGES, QUART, CUNNINGHAM, J. RIVERA -- read once
   and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
   bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
   committee  --  recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in accord-
   ance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the John
   R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of  action
   for  denying  or  abridging  of the right of any member of a protected
   class to  vote,  providing  assistance  to  language-minority  groups,
   requiring  certain  political subdivisions to receive preclearance for
   potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating  civil  liability  for
   voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "John  R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
   §  2. Sections 17-100 through 17-170 of article 17 of the election law
 are designated title 1 and a new title  heading  is  added  to  read  as
 follows:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02423-18-2
 A. 6678--C                          2

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A6678D - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678D - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678D - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--D
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, CRUZ, REYES, SIMON,
   L. ROSENTHAL, FORREST,  SILLITTI,  DINOWITZ,  GALLAGHER,  JEAN-PIERRE,
   MAMDANI,  HUNTER,  KELLES, EPSTEIN, MEEKS, BENEDETTO, COOK, O'DONNELL,
   ZINERMAN, KIM, LAVINE, MITAYNES, CARROLL,  THIELE,  ANDERSON,  ABBATE,
   SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  TAYLOR,  BURDICK,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BURGOS, GOTT-
   FRIED, PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT,  HYNDMAN,  FERNANDEZ,  RAJKUMAR,  SEPTIMO,
   HEVESI,  GIBBS,  McDONALD,  JACKSON, DE LOS SANTOS, NIOU, RAMOS, LUNS-
   FORD, GLICK, GALEF,  TAPIA,  FAHY,  PRETLOW,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  DAVILA,
   BRONSON,  ABINANTI,  SOLAGES,  QUART, CUNNINGHAM, J. RIVERA, STIRPE --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
   reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the John
   R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of  action
   for  denying  or  abridging  of the right of any member of a protected
   class to  vote,  providing  assistance  to  language-minority  groups,
   requiring  certain  political subdivisions to receive preclearance for
   potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating  civil  liability  for
   voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "John  R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02423-20-2
 A. 6678--D                          2
 

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Multi-Sponsors

A6678E (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig Art 17 §§17-100 - 17-170 to be Title 1, add Art 17 Title 1 Title Head, Title 2 §§17-200 - 17-224, amd Art 17 Art Head, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A10841

A6678E (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York; establishes rights of actions for denying or abridging the right of any member of a protected class to vote; provides assistance to language-minority groups; provides for preclearance of certain voting policies (view more) makes related provisions.

A6678E (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6678--E
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 25, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WALKER, DICKENS, FRONTUS, CRUZ, REYES, SIMON,
   L. ROSENTHAL, FORREST,  SILLITTI,  DINOWITZ,  GALLAGHER,  JEAN-PIERRE,
   MAMDANI,  HUNTER,  KELLES, EPSTEIN, MEEKS, BENEDETTO, COOK, O'DONNELL,
   ZINERMAN, KIM, LAVINE, MITAYNES, CARROLL,  THIELE,  ANDERSON,  ABBATE,
   SEAWRIGHT,  OTIS,  TAYLOR,  BURDICK,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BURGOS, GOTT-
   FRIED, PAULIN, ENGLEBRIGHT,  HYNDMAN,  FERNANDEZ,  RAJKUMAR,  SEPTIMO,
   HEVESI,  GIBBS,  McDONALD,  JACKSON, DE LOS SANTOS, NIOU, RAMOS, LUNS-
   FORD, GLICK, GALEF,  TAPIA,  FAHY,  PRETLOW,  GONZALEZ-ROJAS,  DAVILA,
   BRONSON,  ABINANTI,  SOLAGES,  QUART, CUNNINGHAM, J. RIVERA, STIRPE --
   read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to  said  committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Election Law in
   accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee -- again reported from said  committee  with  amendments,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee -- again
   reported from said committee with  amendments,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
   committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
   ted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to establishing the John
   R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, establishing rights of  action
   for  denying  or  abridging  of the right of any member of a protected
   class to  vote,  providing  assistance  to  language-minority  groups,
   requiring  certain  political subdivisions to receive preclearance for
   potential violations of the NYVRA, and creating  civil  liability  for
   voter intimidation
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as  the  "John  R.
 Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York (NYVRA)".

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD02423-23-2