Bill Text: NY A00778 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 64-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-14 - substituted by s1049 [A00778 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00778-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           778
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 10, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. VANEL, LAVINE, HEASTIE, CUSICK, LUPARDO, GOTT-
          FRIED, PAULIN, AUBRY, SIMOTAS,  GALEF,  LIFTON,  ABINANTI,  ZEBROWSKI,
          COLTON,  CARROLL,  WEPRIN,  BARNWELL,  SEAWRIGHT,  RAMOS, SIMON, OTIS,
          GLICK, SCHIMMINGER, DINOWITZ, JONES, BUCHWALD, L. ROSENTHAL,  WALLACE,
          ENGLEBRIGHT, JAFFEE, HYNDMAN, BURKE, CRUZ, EICHENSTEIN, EPSTEIN, FALL,
          GRIFFIN,  JACOBSON, McMAHON, RAYNOR, REYES, ROMEO, WEINSTEIN -- Multi-
          Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRONSON,  PERRY,  THIELE  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Election Law
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 2 of the constitution, in
          relation  to authorizing ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee
          ballot voting
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 2 of  article
     2  2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    §  2.  The legislature may, by general law, provide a manner in which,
     4  and the time and place at which, qualified voters [who,  on  the  occur-
     5  rence  of any election, may be absent from the county of their residence
     6  or, if residents of the city of New York, from the city,  and  qualified
     7  voters  who,  on the occurrence of any election, may be unable to appear
     8  personally at the polling place because of illness or physical disabili-
     9  ty,] may vote and for the return and  canvass  of  their  votes  in  any
    10  election.
    11    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
    12  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
    13  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    14  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    15  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89004-01-9
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