Bill Text: NY A00777 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 70-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - substituted by s1048 [A00777 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00777-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           777
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 10, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CARROLL, LAVINE, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, GOTTFRIED,
          ORTIZ, QUART, PAULIN, BUCHWALD,  M. G. MILLER,  COLTON,  L. ROSENTHAL,
          MOSLEY,  FAHY,  ZEBROWSKI,  OTIS,  ABINANTI,  ROZIC,  JAFFEE,  HEVESI,
          WALLACE, STIRPE, SEAWRIGHT, BLAKE, CUSICK, DE LA ROSA, JONES,  LENTOL,
          NIOU,  RIVERA,  RYAN, RODRIGUEZ, BRONSON, SANTABARBARA, STECK, WALKER,
          VANEL, BURKE, CRUZ,  EICHENSTEIN,  EPSTEIN,  FALL,  GRIFFIN,  HEASTIE,
          JACOBSON,  McMAHON, RAYNOR, REYES, ROMEO, WEINSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored
          by -- M. of A. CAHILL, COOK, DINOWITZ, GLICK, LIFTON, LUPARDO,  PERRY,
          THIELE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
          relation to the ten day advance registration requirement
     1    Section  1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 5 of article
     2  2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    § 5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the  citi-
     4  zens  who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established,
     5  and for  the  registration  of  voters[;  which  registration  shall  be
     6  completed  at  least  ten days before each election].  Such registration
     7  shall not be required for town and village elections except  by  express
     8  provision of law.
     9    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
    10  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
    11  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    12  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    13  published for three months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89048-01-9
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