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A08858 Summary:

BILL NOA08858A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02951-A
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSREnglebright, Dickens, Gottfried, Zebrowski, Hevesi, Simon, Paulin, Cruz, Epstein, Dinowitz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §5-210, El L
 
Reduces the time for mailing and receipt of registration application to constitutional minimum.
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A08858 Actions:

BILL NOA08858A
 
01/19/2022referred to election law
05/05/2022amend and recommit to election law
05/05/2022print number 8858a
05/10/2022reported referred to rules
05/24/2022reported
05/24/2022rules report cal.415
05/24/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.415
06/03/2022substituted by s2951a
 S02951 AMEND=A KAVANAGH
 01/26/2021REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
 05/11/20211ST REPORT CAL.1053
 05/12/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 05/19/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 05/20/2021PASSED SENATE
 05/20/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/20/2021referred to election law
 01/05/2022died in assembly
 01/05/2022returned to senate
 01/05/2022REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
 01/10/2022REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 01/10/2022ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.7
 01/10/2022PASSED SENATE
 01/10/2022DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/10/2022referred to election law
 05/23/2022RECALLED FROM ASSEMBLY
 05/23/2022returned to senate
 05/23/2022VOTE RECONSIDERED - RESTORED TO THIRD READING
 05/23/2022AMENDED ON THIRD READING 2951A
 05/31/2022REPASSED SENATE
 05/31/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 05/31/2022referred to election law
 06/03/2022substituted for a8858a
 06/03/2022ordered to third reading rules cal.415
 06/03/2022passed assembly
 06/03/2022returned to senate
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A08858 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8858A
 
SPONSOR: Carroll
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration   PURPOSE: The bill authorizes voters whose applications are timely mailed and received to vote in the next primary, general, or special election.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 3 of section 5-210 of the election. law, as amended by chapter 225 of the laws of 2015, to provide that an application postmarked by no later than fifteen days before the next primary, general or special election, which is received no later than ten days before such election, or which is delivered in person at least ten days:before such election to the county board of elections, shall entitle such applicant to vote at such election. Section 2 of the bill establishes the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Article II, Section 5 of the New York State Constitution requires that in order to vote in an election a voter's registration must be completed at least ten days before such election. This bill reduces the time peri- od prior to an election during which a person can register to vote and be entitled to vote to the constitutional ten day minimum, and clarifies that when a registration is received at least ten days before a primary, general or special election, the voter is entitled to vote in that election. Under current law, an application postmarked by twenty-five days before the next primary, general or special election, which is received at least 20 days before such election, or delivered in person to the county board of elections at least 10 days before a special election entitles the applicant to vote in that special election. It fails to address the right of the applicant to vote in primary and general elections in the same circumstances, which appears to be a technical error.   FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.   FISCAL IMPACT ON LOCALITIES: None. IMPACT ON REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS: None. IMPACT ON FINES, IMPRISONMENT, FORFEITURE OF RIGHTS, OR OTHER PENAL SANCTIONS: None.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020:52311(Kavanagh)/A116(Buchwald)- PASSED SENATE/election law 2019:S2311(Kavanagh)/A116(Buchwald)- PASSED SENATE/election law 2018:57131(Kavanagh)/A10582(Buchwald)- Elections/Election Law 2017:A5908(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2016:A5870(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2015:A5870(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2014:A2104(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2013:A2104(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2012:A5900(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2011:A5900(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2010:A8348(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw 2009:A8348(Kavanagh)- ElectionLaw   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take January 1, 2023
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A08858 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8858--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 19, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL, ENGLEBRIGHT, DICKENS, GOTTFRIED, ZEBROW-
          SKI,  HEVESI, SIMON, PAULIN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to voter registration

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 5-210  of  the  election  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  255  of  the  laws  of 2015, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    3.  Completed  application  forms,  when  received  by  any  board  of
     5  elections  and,  with  respect  to  application forms promulgated by the
     6  federal election  commission,  when  received  by  the  state  board  of
     7  elections,  or  showing  a  dated cancellation mark of the United States
     8  Postal Service or contained in an envelope showing such a dated  cancel-
     9  lation  mark  which  is  not later than the [twenty-fifth] fifteenth day
    10  before the next  ensuing  primary,  general  or  special  election,  and
    11  received  no  later than the [twentieth] tenth day before such election,
    12  or delivered in person to such board of elections  not  later  than  the
    13  tenth  day before [a special] such election, shall entitle the applicant
    14  to vote in such election, if he or she is otherwise qualified, provided,
    15  however, such applicant shall not vote on a voting machine until his  or
    16  her  identity  is verified. Any board of elections receiving an applica-
    17  tion form from a person who does not reside in its jurisdiction but  who
    18  does  reside elsewhere in the state of New York, shall forthwith forward
    19  such application form to the proper board of elections.  Each  board  of
    20  elections  shall  make  an  entry  on  each  such form of the date it is
    21  received by such board.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2023.
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06190-02-2
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