A02042 Summary:

BILL NO    A02042B

SAME AS    SAME AS S01992-B

SPONSOR    Kavanagh (MS)

COSPNSR    Galef, Scarborough, Ceretto, Roberts, Buchwald, Rosenthal, Sepulveda,
           Lupardo, Fahy, Englebright, Abinanti, Stirpe, Kearns, Colton

MLTSPNSR   Cahill, Clark, Gottfried, Hikind, Millman, Russell, Schimel,
           Skartados, Solages

Amd S5-500, add S5-507, El L

Relates to voter pre-registration and education on voter pre-registration.
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A02042 Actions:

BILL NO    A02042B

01/09/2013 referred to election law
05/23/2013 amend and recommit to election law
05/23/2013 print number 2042a
06/04/2013 reported referred to ways and means
06/10/2013 reported referred to rules
06/11/2013 reported 
06/11/2013 rules report cal.179
06/11/2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.179
06/13/2013 passed assembly
06/13/2013 delivered to senate
06/13/2013 REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
01/08/2014 DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/08/2014 ordered to third reading cal.112
01/22/2014 amended on third reading 2042b
03/10/2014 passed assembly
03/10/2014 delivered to senate
03/10/2014 REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
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A02042 Votes:

A02042A06/13/2013 105/29
AbbateYColtonYGarbariYKearnsYMillmanYRiveraERStevensAB
AbinantYCookYGibsonYKellnerYMontesaNORobertsYStirpeY
ArroyoYCorwinNOGiglioNOKimYMorelleYRobinsoYSweeneyY
AubryYCrespoYGjonajYKolbNOMosleyYRodriguYTediscoNO
BarclayNOCrouchYGlickYLalorNOMoyaYRosaYTenneyNO
BarrettYCurranYGoldfedYLavineYNojayNORosenthYThieleY
BarronYCusickYGoodellNOLentolYNolanYRozicYTitoneY
BenedetYCymbrowERGottfriYLiftonYOaksNORussellYTitusY
BlankenNODenDekkERGrafNOLopezYO'DonneYRyanERWalterY
BorelliYDinowitYGuntherYLupardoYOrtizYSaladinERWeinsteY
BoylandABDiPietrNOHawleyNOLupinacYOtisYSantabaYWeisenbY
BraunstYDupreyERHeastieERMageeYPalmesaNOScarborYWeprinY
BrennanYEnglebrYHennessYMagnareYPaulinYSchimelYWrightY
BrindisYEspinalYHevesiYMaiselYPeoplesERSchimmiERZebrowsY
BronsonYFahyYHikindERMalliotNOPerryYSepulveYMr SpkrY
Brook-KYFarrellYHooperYMarkeyYPretlowYSimanowY
BuchwalYFinchNOJacobsYMayerYQuartYSimotasY
ButlerNOFitzpatNOJaffeeYMcDonalYRaNOSkartadY
CahillYFriendNOJohnsYMcDonouNORabbittYSkoufisY
CamaraYGabryszYJordanNOMcKevitNORaiaYSolagesY
CerettoERGalefYKatzNOMcLaughNORamosYStecNO
ClarkYGanttYKavanagYMillerYReilichNOSteckY

A02042B03/10/2014 101/33
AbbateYCorwinNOGlickYLavineYNolanYRozicYTitusY
AbinantYCrespoYGoldfedERLentolYOaksNORussellYWalterNO
ArroyoYCrouchNOGoodellNOLiftonYO'DonneYRyanYWeinsteY
AubryYCurranNOGottfriYLopezYOrtizYSaladinNOWeisenbER
BarclayNOCusickYGrafNOLupardoYOtisYSantabaYWeprinY
BarrettYCymbrowYGuntherYLupinacYPalmesaNOScarborYWrightY
BenedetYDavilaYHawleyNOMageeYPalumboNOSchimelYZebrowsY
BlankenNODenDekkYHeastieYMagnareYPaulinYSchimmiYMr SpkrY
BorelliNODinowitYHennessYMalliotNOPeoplesYSepulveY
BraunstYDiPietrNOHevesiYMarkeyYPerryYSimanowY
BrennanYDupreyNOHikindYMayerYPichardYSimotasER
BrindisYEnglebrYHooperYMcDonalYPretlowYSkartadY
BronsonYFahyYJacobsYMcDonouNOQuartYSkoufisY
Brook-KYFarrellYJaffeeYMcKevitNORaNOSolagesY
BuchwalYFinchERJohnsYMcLaughNORaiaYStecNO
ButlerNOFitzpatNOKatzNOMillerYRamosYSteckY
CahillYFriendNOKavanagYMillmanYRiveraYStirpeY
CamaraERGalefYKearnsYMontesaNORobertsYSweeneyY
CerettoYGanttYKellnerYMorelleYRobinsoYTediscoNO
ClarkYGarbariYKimYMosleyYRodriguYTenneyNO
ColtonYGiglioNOKolbNOMoyaERRosaYThieleY
CookYGjonajYLalorNONojayNORosenthYTitoneY

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A02042 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2042B

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to amend the election law, in relation to voter
pre-registration

PURPOSE: To allow 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section  1  of  the  bill amends subdivision 4 of section 5-500 of the
Election Law to add a new paragraph p that provides for  the  addition
of  a  space  on  the  voter  registration  form  for  pre-registering
applicants.

Section 2 of the bill amends the Election Law to  add  a  new  section
5-507.  Section 5-507(1) allows a person who is at least 16-years-old,
and is otherwise qualified to register to  vote,  to  pre-register  to
vote, and makes the registration effective when the person reaches the
age   of   eligibility,   following   verification   of  the  person's
qualifications and address.

Section 5-507(2) requires local boards of education to adopt  policies
to promote student voter registration and pre-registration.

Section 3 of the bill sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:    Currently  six  states  and the District of Columbia
allow 16-year-olds  to  pre-register  to  vote,  and  two  more  allow
17-year-olds to pre-register to vote.

This  bill would add a section to the New York voter registration form
allowing 16- and 17-year olds to pre-register to vote. The  boards  of
elections  would  store  this  information  and use it to register the
applicants  when  they  reach  the  age   of   eligibility   following
verification of their qualifications and address.

The  age of 16 is a sensible time for the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV), high schools, and other agencies involved in voter registration
to begin making registration materials available  and  collecting  the
information  necessary to register new voters. A significant number of
people have their first interaction with the DMV when they are 16, and
it  is  an  age  where  school  is  still  compulsory  in  New   York,
Pre-registration  allows  registration  forms  to  be  completed  at a
convenient time for the individual rather than making them  return  to
the  board  of  elections,  the DMV, or another agency when they reach
voting age.

In New York in 2004, only 57 percent of eligible  voters  between  the
ages  of  18  and  29  were  registered ("Young Voter Registration and
Turnout Trends," Rock the Vote, 2004.) Pre-Registration is  likely  to
increase  registration  and  participation  in  this age group. A 2009
study by the Pew Charitable Trusts found  that  pre-registration  laws
did  increase  turnout  when  accompanied by outreach to young people.
Getting young people involved in the election process allows  them  to
form the habit of voting and contribute to civic life early on.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:  2013: A02042A (Kavanagh) - Passed Assembly 2012:
A97440  (Kavanagh)  -  Election Law 2011: A07440 (Kavanagh) - Election
Law

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: Minimal.

EFFECTIVE  DATE:  This  act  shall take effect on the first of January
next succeeding the  date  on  which  it  shall  have  become  a  law.
Effective  immediately,  the  addition, amendment and/or repeal of any
rules or regulations necessary for the implementation of this  act  on
its effective date are authorized to be made on or before such date.
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A02042 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        2042--B
                                                               Cal. No. 112

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M. of A. KAVANAGH, GALEF, SCARBOROUGH, CERETTO, ROBERTS,
         BUCHWALD, ROSENTHAL, SEPULVEDA, LUPARDO, FAHY,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  ABINANTI
         --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. BOYLAND, CAHILL, CLARK, GOTTFRIED,
         HIKIND, MILLMAN, RUSSELL, SCHIMEL -- read once  and  referred  to  the
         Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
         ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
         advanced  to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
         its place on the order of third reading

       AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter pre-registration

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.    Paragraph  o  of  subdivision 4 of section 5-500 of the
    2  election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is  amended
    3  and a new paragraph p is added to read as follows:
    4    o.  A space for "remarks" regarding other facts required by this chap-
    5  ter to be recorded or appropriate to identify the voter[.];
    6    P. A SPACE FOR PRE-REGISTERING APPLICANTS TO RESPOND TO THE  FOLLOWING
    7  QUESTION: "ARE YOU AT LEAST 16 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MUST
    8  BE 18 YEARS OF AGE ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO VOTE, AND THAT UNTIL YOU
    9  REACH  THE  AGE  OF 18 YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE MARKED AS 'PENDING' AND
   10  YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO CAST A BALLOT IN ANY ELECTION?"
   11    S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-507 to read
   12  as follows:
   13    S 5-507. VOTER PRE-REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION ON  VOTER  PRE-REGISTRA-
   14  TION.  1.  PRE-REGISTRATION.   A PERSON WHO IS AT LEAST SIXTEEN YEARS OF
   15  AGE AND WHO IS OTHERWISE QUALIFIED TO REGISTER TO VOTE MAY  PRE-REGISTER
   16  TO  VOTE, AND SHALL BE AUTOMATICALLY REGISTERED UPON REACHING THE AGE OF
   17  ELIGIBILITY, FOLLOWING VERIFICATION OF THE PERSON'S  QUALIFICATIONS  AND
   18  ADDRESS.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03459-05-4
       A. 2042--B                          2

    1    2.  ENCOURAGEMENT  OF STUDENT VOTER REGISTRATION AND PRE-REGISTRATION.
    2  LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION ARE REQUIRED  TO  ADOPT  POLICIES  TO  PROMOTE
    3  STUDENT  VOTER  REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION.  THESE POLICIES MAY
    4  INCLUDE COLLABORATION WITH COUNTY BOARDS OF ELECTIONS TO  CONDUCT  VOTER
    5  REGISTRATION  AND  PRE-REGISTRATION  IN  HIGH  SCHOOLS.  COMPLETION  AND
    6  SUBMISSION OF VOTER REGISTRATION OR PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS SHALL NOT  BE
    7  A COURSE REQUIREMENT OR GRADED ASSIGNMENT FOR STUDENTS.
    8    S  3. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
    9  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.  Effective  immediate-
   10  ly,  the  addition,  amendment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations
   11  necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective  date  are
   12  authorized to be made on or before such date.
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