Bill Text: NY S00871 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-07 - OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S00871 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00871-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
        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 Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
     2  cle 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 Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
    12  be 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.