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AB7793 Summary:

BILL NOA07793A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S06749
 
SPONSORPaulin
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Galef, Barrett, Jaffee, Rosenthal, Zebrowski, Crouch, Lawrence, McDonough, Raia, Vanel, Sepulveda
 
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Englebright, Hevesi
 
Amd 5-508, El L
 
Relates to the confidentiality of registration records for victims of domestic violence; may be obtained by an order from supreme court, county court or family court in the county where a victim of domestic violence is registered.
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AB7793 Actions:

BILL NOA07793A
 
05/15/2017referred to election law
06/06/2017reported referred to codes
06/07/2017reported referred to rules
06/15/2017reported
06/15/2017rules report cal.407
06/15/2017ordered to third reading rules cal.407
06/19/2017amended on third reading 7793a
06/21/2017substituted by s6749
 S06749 AMEND= SAVINO
 06/16/2017REFERRED TO RULES
 06/20/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.2101
 06/20/2017PASSED SENATE
 06/20/2017DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/20/2017referred to codes
 06/21/2017substituted for a7793a
 06/21/2017ordered to third reading rules cal.407
 06/21/2017passed assembly
 06/21/2017returned to senate
 10/11/2017DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
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AB7793 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7793A
 
SPONSOR: Paulin (MS)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the confidentiality of registration records for victims of domestic violence   PURPOSE: To ensure that voter registration and other records relating to a victim of domestic violence are kept confidential.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 2 of section 5-508 of the election law, to provide that application for a court order requiring registration records to be confidential can be made to county court and family court, in addition to supreme court. This section also expands the scope of the court order so that in addition to the registration record itself, any other records with respect to an individual would also be kept confiden- tial. Section two provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: The election law currently provides that a domestic violence victim can make an application to the supreme court for an order that his or her voting registration record be kept separate and apart from other records and not made available for inspection by the public. However, domestic violence victims often seek orders of protection and handle their cases in county court or family court. Having to go to supreme court to obtain the confidentiality order places an additional burden on them, and many will simply not obtain the order and stop voting out of fear that their address would be publicly available through their registration records. In addition, the bill clarifies that other records relating to the domestic violence victim are also to be kept confidential, not just the registration records. This will ensure that other documents, such as an absentee ballot request containing an address, are protected. Without a confidentiality order, the voter registration and other records which contain the individual's address would be available to the public. Making it easier to obtain the order, and clarifying that the order covers other records related to an individual, will enable more victims of domestic violence to vote safely.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
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AB7793 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7793--A
                                                                   R. R. 407
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 15, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, DINOWITZ, GALEF, BARRETT, JAFFEE, ROSEN-
          THAL, ZEBROWSKI, CROUCH, LAWRENCE, McDONOUGH, RAIA,  VANEL,  SEPULVEDA
          --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABBATE, ENGLEBRIGHT, HEVESI -- read
          once and referred to the Committee on Election  Law  --  reported  and
          referred  to  the  Committee  on Codes -- reported and referred to the
          Committee on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN  ACT to amend the election law, in relation to the confidentiality of
          registration records for victims of domestic violence
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 5-508 of the election law, as
     2  added by chapter 73 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
     3    2. Upon application made to the supreme court, county court, or family
     4  court, in the county wherein a victim of domestic violence is registered
     5  pursuant to this article, the court may issue an  order  requiring  that
     6  any registration record kept or maintained in accordance with this arti-
     7  cle  and  any  other  records with respect to such an individual be kept
     8  separate and apart from other [registration] such  records  and  not  be
     9  made  available  for  inspection  or  copying by the public or any other
    10  person, except election officials acting within the course and scope  of
    11  their  official duties and only as pertinent and necessary in connection
    12  therewith.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10735-03-7
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