STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
May 21, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. THIELE, CAHILL, GALEF, GOTTFRIED, MAGNARELLI,
McDONOUGH, OTIS, STECK, ZEBROWSKI, PAULIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
of A. ABBATE, AUBRY, BARCLAY, COOK, CYMBROWITZ, J. M. GIGLIO -- read
once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- recommitted to
the Committee on Election Law in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.
2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing registra-
tion records of victims of sexual violence to be kept confidential in
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 5-508 of the
2 election law, as amended by chapter 521 of the laws of 2021, is amended
3 to read as follows:
4 (a) A victim of domestic violence or any person who is a victim of a
5 crime defined in article one hundred thirty of the penal law may deliver
6 to the board of elections, in the county wherein such victim of domestic
7 violence or victim of a crime defined in article one hundred thirty of
8 the penal law is registered or intends to be registered pursuant to this
9 article, in person or by mail, a signed written statement swearing or
11 (i) that such person is the victim of domestic violence or victim of a
12 crime defined in article one hundred thirty of the penal law; and
13 (ii) that because of the threat of physical or emotional harm to them-
14 self or to family or household members, such person wishes for their
15 registration record to be kept confidential.
16 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
17 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
18 ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
19 tation of this act on its effective date are authorized to be made on or
20 before such date.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.