Senate Bill S6173

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations

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

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2023-S6173 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1002, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-S6173 - 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-S6173 - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6173 - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6173
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
 
 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-S6173A - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1002, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-S6173A - 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-S6173A - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6173A - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6173--A
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Elections  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- 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:
                                  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.
 
              

2023-S6173B (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Election Law
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 5 Title 10 §§5-1000 - 5-1002, El L; add §219-a, V & T L

2023-S6173B (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-S6173B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S6173B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6173--B
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 31, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Elections  --  reported
   favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
   Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  recommitted to the
   Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
   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.
                                                            LBD10609-10-3
 S. 6173--B                          2
              

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