senate Bill S5386

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to voting rights

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 15, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 11, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 03, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S5386 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 §10, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6141
2015-2016: S2797
2017-2018: S3894
2019-2020: S4821

S5386 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to voting rights.

S5386 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5386 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5386
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. PARKER, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 proposing  an amendment to article 2 of the constitution, in relation to
   voting rights

   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That article  2  of  the
 constitution be amended by adding a new section 10 to read as follows:
   §  10.  VOTING  RIGHTS. (A) NO VOTING QUALIFICATION OR PREREQUISITE TO
 VOTING OR STANDARD, PRACTICE, OR PROCEDURE SHALL BE IMPOSED  OR  APPLIED
 BY THE STATE OR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION IN A MANNER WHICH RESULTS IN A
 DENIAL  OR ABRIDGEMENT OF THE RIGHT OF ANY CITIZEN TO VOTE ON ACCOUNT OF
 RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR DISABILITY.
   (B) TO ASSURE THAT THE RIGHT OF CITIZENS TO  VOTE  IS  NOT  DENIED  OR
 ABRIDGED  ON  ACCOUNT  OF  RACE OR COLOR, RELIGION, GENDER PREFERENCE OR
 DISABILITY, NO CITIZEN SHALL BE DENIED THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION
 BECAUSE OF HIS OR HER FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY PREREQUISITE FOR VOTING
 OR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING REQUIRING HIM OR HER TO:
   (1) DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, UNDERSTAND,  OR  INTERPRET
 ANY MATTER;
   (2) DEMONSTRATE ANY EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OR HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF
 ANY PARTICULAR SUBJECT;
   (3) POSSESS GOOD MORAL CHARACTER;
   (4) PAY OR DEMONSTRATE PAYMENT OF ANY POLL TAX OR OTHER TAX;
   (5) PROVIDE GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO IDENTIFICATION AT A POLLING SITE;
   (6) PROVIDE DOCUMENTARY PROOF OF UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP TO REGISTER
 TO VOTE; OR
   (7)  PROVE  HIS  OR  HER  QUALIFICATIONS  BY THE VOUCHER OF REGISTERED
 VOTERS OR MEMBERS OF ANY OTHER CLASS.
   (C) NEITHER THE STATE, NOR ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION,  SHALL  RESTRICT
 THIRD-PARTY ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS FROM REGISTERING VOTERS IN GOOD
 FAITH.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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