Assembly Bill A7052C

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations

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  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
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    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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Bill Amendments

2023-A7052 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6173
Current Committee:
Assembly Ways And Means
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1003, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-A7052 - Summary

Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

2023-A7052 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7052
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Election Law
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
   relation to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Legislative  findings and intent. A multistate voter list
 maintenance organization is a coordinating  entity  between  the  states
 that aids them in removing ineligible voters from their voter rolls. The
 Electronic  Registration  Information  Center (ERIC) is a public charity
 non-profit membership organization comprising 32 states and the District
 of Columbia. ERIC's purpose is to assist states in improving the accura-
 cy of America's voter rolls and increasing access to voter  registration
 for all eligible citizens. Keeping voter rolls up to date is a challenge
 because, every day, voters move or pass away. Voters don't always remem-
 ber  to  update  their registration. At least every 60 days, each member
 submits their voter registration data and licensing  and  identification
 data  from  departments of motor vehicles (DMV) to ERIC.  ERIC refers to
 this data as Member Data. ERIC's technical staff uses sophisticated data
 matching software to compare Member Data from all member  states,  some-
 times  with  data from other sources, to create the following four "list
 maintenance" reports. (1) Cross-State Movers Report:  Identifies  voters
 who  appear  to  have  moved  from one ERIC state to another using voter
 registration data and DMV data; (2) In-State Movers Report:   Identifies
 voters  who  appear to have moved within the state using voter registra-
 tion and department of motor vehicle data; (3) Duplicate Report:   Iden-
 tifies voters with duplicate registrations in the same state using voter
 registration  data;  and (4) Deceased Report: Identifies voters who have
 died using voter registration data and Social Security death data  known
 as  the  Limited Access Death Master File. As the official record of all
 eligible voters in a state, a state's voter registration rolls  are  the
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10609-01-3
              

2023-A7052A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6173
Current Committee:
Assembly Ways And Means
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1003, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-A7052A - Summary

Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

2023-A7052A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7052--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Election  Law  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law and the vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in
   relation to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Article 5 of the election law is amended by  adding  a  new
 title 10 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE X
  MULTISTATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP AUTHORIZATION
 SECTION 5-1000. JOINING  A  MULTISTATE  VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZA-
                   TION.
         5-1001. AUTHORIZATION TO SHARE REGISTRATION RECORDS WITH  MULTI-
                   STATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION.
   §  5-1000.  JOINING  A MULTISTATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION.
 NEW YORK STATE MAY JOIN AS A MEMBER STATE  IN  ONE  OR  MORE  MULTISTATE
 VOTER  LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
 ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION INFORMATION CENTER OR ITS SUCCESSOR. THE COMMIS-
 SIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO EXPEND FUNDS AS AVAILABLE FOR  MEMBERSHIP  FEES,
 DUES AND OTHER EXPENSES RELATED TO SUCH MEMBERSHIPS.
   §  5-1001. AUTHORIZATION TO SHARE REGISTRATION RECORDS WITH MULTISTATE
 VOTER  LIST  MAINTENANCE  ORGANIZATION.  1.  NOTWITHSTANDING  ANY  OTHER
 PROVISION OF LAW, THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY PROVIDE TO THE MULTI-
 STATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION, OF WHICH THE STATE BOARD IS A
 MEMBER, THE VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE ORGANIZATION,
 AS SPECIFIED IN THE ORGANIZATION'S MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT.
   2.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY  ALSO  PROVIDE TO THE MULTISTATE
 VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION, TO  WHICH  THE  STATE  BOARD  IS  A
 MEMBER,  ANY  INFORMATION  PROVIDED TO THEM FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10609-05-3
 A. 7052--A                          2
              

2023-A7052B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6173
Current Committee:
Assembly Ways And Means
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1003, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-A7052B - Summary

Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

2023-A7052B - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7052--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Election  Law  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
   reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the election law and the vehicle  and  traffic  law,  in
   relation to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and intent.  As the official record of
 all eligible voters in a state, a state's voter registration  rolls  are
 the  foundation of free, fair, and accurate elections. Illegal voting is
 exceedingly rare but maintaining accurate voter rolls reduces the oppor-
 tunity for such behavior and  it  helps  build  confidence  in  election
 outcomes.  However,  keeping  voter  rolls  up  to  date  is a challenge
 because, every day, voters move or die. Voters do not always remember to
 update their registration when they move. These challenges are especial-
 ly acute in states with large and  highly  mobile  populations.  Partic-
 ipation  in a multistate voter list maintenance organization can improve
 the accuracy of New York's voter registration rolls. A multistate  voter
 list  maintenance  organization  is a coordinating entity between states
 that aids them in identifying voters who may no longer  be  eligible  to
 vote,  who have moved, or who have died. A voter list maintenance organ-
 ization may also offer  other  information  useful  to  improving  voter
 registration or enhancing the integrity of election administration.
   § 2. Article 5 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 10
 to read as follows:
                                  TITLE X
  MULTISTATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP AUTHORIZATION
 SECTION 5-1000. JOINING  A  MULTISTATE  VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZA-
                   TION.
         5-1001. DESIGNATING MEMBER REPRESENTATIVES.
         5-1002. AUTHORIZATION TO SHARE REGISTRATION RECORDS WITH  MULTI-
                   STATE VOTER LIST MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATION.
 
              

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2023-A7052C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6173
Current Committee:
Assembly Ways And Means
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1003, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-A7052C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

2023-A7052C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7052--C
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 10, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee  on  Election  Law  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
   reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted  to  the
   Committee  on  Election Law in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2
   -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as  amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law and the vehicle and traffic law, in
   relation to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative findings and intent.  As the official record of
 all  eligible  voters in a state, a state's voter registration rolls are
 the foundation of free, fair, and accurate elections. Illegal voting  is
 exceedingly rare but maintaining accurate voter rolls reduces the oppor-
 tunity  for  such  behavior  and  it  helps build confidence in election
 outcomes. However, keeping  voter  rolls  up  to  date  is  a  challenge
 because, every day, voters move or die. Voters do not always remember to
 update their registration when they move. These challenges are especial-
 ly  acute  in  states  with large and highly mobile populations. Partic-
 ipation in a multistate voter list maintenance organization can  improve
 the  accuracy of New York's voter registration rolls. A multistate voter
 list maintenance organization is a coordinating  entity  between  states
 that  aids  them  in identifying voters who may no longer be eligible to
 vote, who have moved, or who have died. A voter list maintenance  organ-
 ization  may  also  offer  other  information  useful to improving voter
 registration or enhancing the integrity of election administration.
   § 2. Article 5 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 10
 to read as follows:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10609-11-3
 A. 7052--C                          2
              

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