Provides for the payment of interest on prejudgment arrears child support and combined child and spousal support pursuant to a court order.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to allowing for polling place voter registration for any qualified person who is not registered to vote
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To provide qualified persons who have never previously registered to vote with the opportunity on the day of an election.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 5-210 of the election law is amended by adding a new subdivision 1-a.
JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to set parameters and guidelines for Election Day voter registration. Allowing for persons eligible to vote to register to vote up until and on Election Day has increased voter turnout in the six states (Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, new Hampshire, Wisconsin and Wyoming) On average, turnout was 14% higher in EDR states than across the country in the 2004 election cycle. New York consistently ranks near the bottom in voter turnout in the country. It is imperative the state take every action necessary to allow eligible voters the opportunity to register and vote. Most voters do not get excited or involved in elections until the very last moment when often it is too late to register to vote. This must be changed, voters should have the ability to register and vote on Election Day.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.1769-A of 2011-2012 - Referred to Elections; Amended and recommitted to Elections; Referred to Elections S.1769 of 2010-2011 - Referred to Elections S.5059A of 2009-2010 Referred to Elections
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect January 1, 2015.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1549 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to author- izing the imposition of prejudgment interest in certain cases of nonpayment of support THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 5001 of the civil practice law and rules is amended to read as follows: (a) Actions in which recoverable. Interest shall be recovered upon a sum awarded because of a breach of performance of a contract,
[or]because of an act or omission depriving or otherwise interfering with title to, or possession or enjoyment of, property, OR BECAUSE OF A FAIL- URE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT OR COMBINED CHILD AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT PURSUANT TO A COURT ORDER, except that in an action of an equitable nature, interest and the rate and date from which it shall be computed shall be in the court's discretion. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to actions and proceedings commenced on or after such effective date.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06118-01-1