Bill Text: NY A05321 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to providing notice of voting rights to persons released from local jails including written information distributed by the board of elections.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-08 - referred to correction [A05321 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05321-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5321
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 8, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. ROZIC -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Correction
        AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to providing  notice  of
          voting rights to persons released from local jails
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The correction law is amended by adding a new  section  510
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  510.  Notice  of voting rights. Upon discharge from a local correc-
     4  tional facility of any person eighteen years of age or over,  the  chief
     5  administrative  officer  shall notify such person of his or her right to
     6  vote and provide such person with a form of application for voter regis-
     7  tration together with written information distributed by  the  board  of
     8  elections on the importance and the mechanics of voting.
     9    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    10  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01141-01-9
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