senate Bill S1555A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the confidentiality of registration records for victims of domestic violence

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.696
substituted for a465a
Jun 07, 2021 referred to election law
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading 1555a
Jun 01, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 11, 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.875
Jan 13, 2021 referred to elections

Votes

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May 3, 2021 - Elections committee Vote

S1555
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 3, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S1555 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A465
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-508, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11052

S1555 - Summary

Relates to the confidentiality of registration records for victims of domestic violence; requires victims of domestic violence wishing to make their registration records confidential to deliver a signed written statement swearing or affirming that they are victims of domestic violence and due to the threat of physical or emotional harm they wish to keep their registration record confidential.

S1555 - Sponsor Memo

S1555 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1555
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 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 confidentiality  of
   registration records for victims of domestic violence
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 5-508  of  the  election  law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  396  of  the  laws  of 2017, is amended to read as
 follows:
   2. (A) A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  MAY  DELIVER  TO  THE  BOARD  OF
 ELECTIONS,  IN  THE  COUNTY  WHEREIN SUCH VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS
 REGISTERED OR INTENDS TO BE REGISTERED  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  ARTICLE,  IN
 PERSON OR BY MAIL, A SIGNED WRITTEN STATEMENT SWEARING OR AFFIRMING:
   (I) THAT SUCH PERSON IS THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; AND
   (II) THAT BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL HARM TO THEM-
 SELF  OR  TO  FAMILY  OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, SUCH PERSON WISHES FOR THEIR
 REGISTRATION RECORD TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
   (B) Upon application made to the  [supreme  court,  county  court,  or
 family  court,  in  the  county wherein a victim of domestic violence is
 registered pursuant to this  article,  the  court  may  issue  an  order
 requiring] BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
 SION,  THE  BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL ENSURE that any registration record
 kept or maintained in accordance with this article and any other records
 with respect to such [an individual] VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE be kept
 separate and apart from other such records and not be made available for
 inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election
 officials acting within the course and scope of  their  official  duties
 and only as pertinent and necessary in connection therewith.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03121-01-1

Co-Sponsors

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A465
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-508, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A11052

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the confidentiality of registration records for victims of domestic violence; requires victims of domestic violence wishing to make their registration records confidential to deliver a signed written statement swearing or affirming that they are victims of domestic violence and due to the threat of physical or emotional harm they wish to keep their registration record confidential.

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1555A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1555--A
     Cal. No. 875
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MYRIE, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections -- reported
   favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
   ordered to a third reading, passed by  Senate  and  delivered  to  the
   Assembly,  recalled,  vote  reconsidered,  restored  to third reading,
   amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
   third reading
 
 AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the confidentiality of
   registration records for victims of domestic violence
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 5-508 of the election law, as
 amended by chapter 396 of the laws  of  2017,  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   2.  (A)  A  VICTIM  OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE MAY DELIVER TO THE BOARD OF
 ELECTIONS, IN THE COUNTY WHEREIN SUCH VICTIM  OF  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE  IS
 REGISTERED  OR  INTENDS  TO  BE  REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, IN
 PERSON OR BY MAIL, A SIGNED WRITTEN STATEMENT SWEARING OR AFFIRMING:
   (I) THAT SUCH PERSON IS THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; AND
   (II) THAT BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL HARM TO THEM-
 SELF OR TO FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, SUCH  PERSON  WISHES  FOR  THEIR
 REGISTRATION RECORD TO BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.
   (B)  Upon  application  made  to  the [supreme court, county court, or
 family court, in the county wherein a victim  of  domestic  violence  is
 registered  pursuant  to  this  article,  the  court  may issue an order
 requiring] BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI-
 SION, THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL ENSURE that any  registration  record
 kept or maintained in accordance with this article and any other records
 with respect to such [an individual] VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE be kept
 separate and apart from other such records and not be made available for
 inspection or copying by the public or any other person, except election
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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