assembly Bill A412

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes voting by incarcerated people

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 10, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2023 referred to election law


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A412 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 2 §§1 & 3, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A8909, S6905
2021-2022: A6646, S3073

A412 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by incarcerated people.

A412 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                              January 9, 2023
   GIBBS,  BURGOS  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election
 proposing an amendment to sections 1 and 3 of article 2 of the constitu-
   tion, in relation to authorizing voting by incarcerated people
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of  article
 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   Section  1.  Every  citizen,  INCLUDING  ANY  INCARCERATED PERSON IN A
 CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, shall be entitled to vote at every  election  for
 all  officers  elected by the people and upon all questions submitted to
 the vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen  years  of
 age  or  over  and  shall have been a resident of this state, and of the
 county, city, or village for thirty days next preceding an election.
   § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 3 of article  2  of
 the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   § 3. No person who shall receive, accept, or offer to receive, or pay,
 offer  or  promise to pay, contribute, offer or promise to contribute to
 another, to be paid or used, any money or  other  valuable  thing  as  a
 compensation  or  reward  for  the  giving  or  withholding a vote at an
 election, or who shall make any promise to influence the giving or with-
 holding any such vote, or who shall make or become directly or indirect-
 ly interested in any bet or wager  depending  upon  the  result  of  any
 election,  shall  vote  at  such  election;  and upon challenge for such
 cause, the person so challenged, before the officers authorized for that
 purpose shall receive his or her vote, shall swear or affirm before such
 officers that he or she has not received or offered, does not expect  to
 receive,  has not paid, offered or promised to pay, contributed, offered
 or promised to contribute to another, to be paid or used, any  money  or
 other valuable thing as a compensation or reward for the giving or with-
 holding  a vote at such election, and has not made any promise to influ-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.