senate Bill S517

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Removes ten day advance voter registration requirement

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Senate
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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 12, 2021 delivered to secretary of state
May 11, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
May 10, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.285
substituted for a502
Jan 12, 2021 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.12
reported and committed to rules
Jan 08, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

Votes

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Jan 11, 2021 - Judiciary committee Vote

S517
10
5
committee
10
Aye
5
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Judiciary Committee Vote: Jan 11, 2021

Jan 11, 2021 - Rules committee Vote

S517
14
7
committee
14
Aye
7
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S517 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A502
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1616, A3734
2011-2012: S1978, A1686
2013-2014: S617, A113
2015-2016: S2391, A5891
2017-2018: S2478, A2090, A10420
2019-2020: S1048, A777

S517 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

S517 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S517 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    517
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BRESLIN, BROOKS, COMRIE,
   FELDER,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,  HOYLMAN, JACKSON, KAMINSKY,
   KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MAY,  MAYER,  MYRIE,  PARKER,
   PERSAUD,  RAMOS, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO,
   SKOUFIS, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS, THOMAS -- read twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judici-
   ary
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
   relation to the ten day advance registration requirement
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of  arti-
 cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   §  5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
 zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby  established,
 and  for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall be
 completed at least ten days before each election].    Such  registration
 shall  not  be required for town and village elections except by express
 provision of law.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
 be  submitted  to  the people for approval at the general election to be
 held in the year 2021 in accordance with the provisions of the  election
 law.
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD89034-01-1


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