senate Bill S316

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Authorizes voting by incarcerated people

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 07, 2023 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 06, 2023 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2023 referred to judiciary


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S316 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S316 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to authorizing voting by incarcerated people.

S316 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S316 (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  S E N A T E
                              January 4, 2023
   HOYLMAN, JACKSON, MYRIE, RAMOS,  RIVERA  --  read  twice  and  ordered
   printed,  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judici-

 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 Assembly concur), That section 1 of  arti-
 cle 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 Assembly 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-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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