Bill Text: NY S07268 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Removes restrictions upon the legislature's power to regulate absentee voting.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-15 - OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY [S07268 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S07268-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                    IN SENATE
                                     January 5, 2018
        Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- 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 eligibility for absentee 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 other than on the day designated for an election and other
    10  than by personal appearance at the polling place, and for the return and
    11  canvass of their votes.
    12    § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
    13  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
    14  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    15  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    16  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.