senate Bill S1853

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the voter registration integrity act

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 16, 2021 referred to elections

S1853 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4901
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §5-210, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7324, A8625

S1853 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the voter registration integrity act; requires a birth certificate, passport, certificate of naturalization or citizenship, evidence of New York state residency, or any other documentation that the board of elections determines establishes United States citizenship.

S1853 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1853 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1853
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- 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  enacting  the  "voter
   registration integrity act"
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "voter registration integrity act".
   §  2.  Section  5-210  of  the election law is amended by adding a new
 subdivision 5-a to read as follows:
   5-A.  IN ADDITION TO DOCUMENTATION OF NEW YORK RESIDENCY, THE BOARD OF
 ELECTIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT EACH FIRST-TIME VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICA-
 TION INCLUDE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
   (A) AN ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE  ESTABLISHING
 UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP;
   (B) A VALID UNITED STATES PASSPORT;
   (C) A CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP; OR
   (D)  SUCH  OTHER  DOCUMENTATION THAT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS DETERMINES
 ESTABLISHES UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP.
   § 3. Clause (D) of subparagraph (viii) of paragraph (k) of subdivision
 5 of section 5-210 of the election law, as amended by chapter 536 of the
 laws of 2019, is amended to read as follows:
   (D) a copy of a  current  utility  bill,  bank  statement,  government
 check,  paycheck  or  other  government document that shows the name and
 address of the voter; AND
   (E) IN ADDITION TO DOCUMENTATION OF NEW YORK RESIDENCY, A COPY OF  ONE
 OF THE FOLLOWING:
   (1)  AN ORIGINAL OR CERTIFIED COPY OF A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ESTABLISHING
 UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP;
   (2) A VALID UNITED STATES PASSPORT;
   (3) A CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION OR CITIZENSHIP; OR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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