Bill Text: NY A02800 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Provides that the voting age in New York be 16 years old.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 28-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-12 - to attorney-general for opinion [A02800 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A02800-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                         2800--A
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 25, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced   by   M.   of  A.  CARROLL,  NIOU,  D'URSO,  ORTIZ,  COLTON,
          PHEFFER AMATO, BICHOTTE, SEAWRIGHT,  GOTTFRIED,  HYNDMAN,  RICHARDSON,
          MOSLEY,  DE LA ROSA,  RIVERA,  DINOWITZ, WALKER, JAFFEE, M. G. MILLER,
          SIMON, PEOPLES-STOKES, BARRON, HEVESI, PICHARDO, THIELE, BLAKE, RODRI-
          GUEZ, EPSTEIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. LENTOL  --  read  once
          and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
          bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
          committee
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 2 of the constitution, in
          relation to the voting age
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), that section 1 of  article
     2  2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    Section  1.  Every citizen shall be entitled to vote at every election
     4  for all officers elected by the people and upon all questions  submitted
     5  to  the  vote  of  the  people  provided that such citizen is [eighteen]
     6  sixteen years of age or over and shall have  been  a  resident  of  this
     7  state,  and of the county, city, or village for thirty days next preced-
     8  ing an election.
     9    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), that the foregoing  be  referred
    10  to  the  first  regular  legislative  session  convening  after the next
    11  succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conform-
    12  ity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3
    13  months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89013-02-9
feedback