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A10633 Summary:

BILL NOA10633
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRules (Carroll)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 2 §5, Constn
 
Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day; provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.
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A10633 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10633
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Carroll)
  TITLE OF BILL: 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   PURPOSE: This concurrent resolution to amend the constitution is one of many changes necessary in the state to improve voter turnout.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This concurrent resolution amends section 5 of article 2 of the consti- tution to eliminate the ten day advance voter registration requirement.   EXISTING LAW:   JUSTIFICATION: With voter turnout at an all-time low, allowing same-day registration would increase and encourage greater participation. New York continues to lag behind other states in adopting policies to encourage partic- ipation in the electoral process. Removing the 10-day advance registra- tion requirement would remove one barrier from the cumbersome process required to vote in New York.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2021: Passed Assembly A502(Carroll)/Senate S517 (Gianaris) 2020: Opinion referred to Judiciary (Both Houses) 2019: Passed Assembly A777 (Carroll)/Senate S1048(Gianaris) 2018: A10420 (Lavine) - Election Law 2016: A05891(Kavanagh)- Election Law 2015: A05891(Kavanagh)- Election Law 2014: A00113(Kavanagh)- Election Law 2013: A00113(Kavanagh)- Election Law 2012: A01686(Kavanagh)- Election Law   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:   EFFECTIVE DATE: Resolved (if the Senate concur), that the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.
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A10633 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10633
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      July 6, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Carroll) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law
 
                    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 Senate concur), That section 5 of  article
     2  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 Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    10  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.
                                                                   LBD89190-01-2
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