Bill Text: NY S02272 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

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

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-07-08 - OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S02272 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02272-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 23, 2019
        Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered print-
          ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee
        proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 2 of the constitution, in
          relation to the voting age
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), that section 1 of  arti-
     2  cle 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 Assembly 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.