senate Bill S912

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a school voter registration access program

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2021 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 26, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 25, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 20, 2021 1st report cal.84
Jan 06, 2021 referred to education

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S912 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5829
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25 §1301, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5073, A8717

S912 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a school voter registration access program to promote student voter registration and pre-registration.

S912 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S912 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    912
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MAYER, BIAGGI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HOYLMAN,
   JACKSON,  KAPLAN,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MAY, MYRIE, RAMOS, STAVISKY -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Education

 AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a school
   voter registration access program
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new article 25 to
 read as follows:
                                 ARTICLE 25
                     SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS
 SECTION 1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS.
   § 1301. SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION ACCESS. EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT,  BOARD
 OF  COOPERATIVE  EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES,  CHARTER  SCHOOL, AND NON-PUBLIC
 SCHOOL SHALL ADOPT A POLICY TO PROMOTE STUDENT  VOTER  REGISTRATION  AND
 PRE-REGISTRATION  PURSUANT  TO  CHAPTER  TWO OF THE LAWS OF TWO THOUSAND
 NINETEEN. SUCH POLICY SHALL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS  OF  THIS
 ARTICLE,  REQUIRE  ALL SCHOOLS OPERATED BY SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BOARDS
 OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,  CHARTER  SCHOOLS,  AND  NON-PUBLIC
 SCHOOLS  SERVING  ANY  OR  ALL OF GRADES TEN, ELEVEN, AND TWELVE TO MAKE
 AVAILABLE ACCESS TO VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS
 DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE PURPOSES OF EDUCATING STUDENTS ABOUT  THE
 VOTING  ENROLLMENT  PROCESS  AND  PROVIDING  ELIGIBLE  STUDENTS WITH THE
 OPPORTUNITY TO REGISTER OR PRE-REGISTER  TO  VOTE  AS  APPLICABLE.  SUCH
 POLICY  SHALL  INCLUDE  PROCEDURES  FOR ACQUIRING AND TRANSMITTING VOTER
 REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS TO  AND  FROM  THE  LOCAL
 BOARD  OF  ELECTIONS  AND DISSEMINATION AMONG THEIR APPROPRIATE SCHOOLS,
 METHODS OF REGULAR COMMUNICATION WITH ELIGIBLE STUDENTS  ON  THE  AVAIL-
 ABILITY OF SUCH APPLICATIONS AND THEIR RIGHT TO REGISTER OR PRE-REGISTER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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