S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
February 4, 2011
Introduced by M. of A. CAMARA, GIBSON, COOK, WRIGHT, CASTRO, JEFFRIES,
BARRON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY, MENG, PEOPLES-STOKES,
SCARBOROUGH, SCHIMEL -- read once and referred to the Committee on
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to qualifications of
voters convicted of a felony; and repealing certain provisions of such
law relating thereto
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 5-106 of the election
2 law are REPEALED and subdivision 6 is renumbered subdivision 2.
3 S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 5-400 of the election law, as amended by
4 chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
5 1. A voter's registration, including the registration of a voter in
6 inactive status, shall be cancelled if, since the time of his OR HER
7 last registration, he OR SHE:
8 (a) Moved his OR HER residence outside the city or county in which he
9 OR SHE is registered.
10 (b) [
Was convicted of a felony disqualifying him from voting pursuant
11 to the provisions of section 5-106 of this article.
12 (c)] Has been adjudicated an incompetent.
13 [ (d)] (C) Refused to take a challenge oath.
14 [ (e)] (D) Has died.
15 [ (f)] (E) Did not vote in any election conducted by the board of
16 elections during the period ending with the second general election at
17 which candidates for federal office are on the ballot after his OR HER
18 name was placed in inactive status and for whom the board of elections
19 did not, during such period, in any other way, receive any information
20 that such voter still resides in the same county or city.
21 [ (g)] (F) Personally requested to have his OR HER name removed from
22 the list of registered voters.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
A. 4647 2
1 [ (h)] (G) For any other reason, is no longer qualified to vote as
2 provided in this chapter.
3 S 3. Subdivision 2 of section 5-708 of the election law is REPEALED
4 and subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are renumbered 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
5 S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.