Bill Text: NY S01048 | 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 39-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-02-07 - OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S01048 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S01048-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          1048
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 10, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
          CARLUCCI,  COMRIE,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON,
          KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH,  KENNEDY,  KRUEGER,  LIU,  MARTINEZ,  MAY,
          MAYER,  METZGER,  MONTGOMERY,  MYRIE,  PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA,
          SALAZAR,  SANDERS,  SAVINO,  SEPULVEDA,  SERRANO,  SKOUFIS,  STAVISKY,
          STEWART-COUSINS,  THOMAS  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
                    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 Assembly concur), That section 5 of  arti-
     2  cle 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 Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
    10  be 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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