Bill S7424B-2009

Relates to authorizing registration records of victims of sexual violence to be kept confidential in certain cases

Relates to authorizing registration records of victims of sexual violence to be kept confidential in certain cases.

Details

Actions

  • Jun 16, 2010: referred to election law
  • Jun 16, 2010: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 16, 2010: PASSED SENATE
  • May 27, 2010: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • May 26, 2010: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • May 26, 2010: AMENDED 7424B
  • May 25, 2010: 1ST REPORT CAL.641
  • May 6, 2010: PRINT NUMBER 7424A
  • May 6, 2010: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO ELECTIONS
  • Apr 8, 2010: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS

Votes

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7424B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing registration records of victims of sexual violence to be kept confidential in certain cases

PURPOSE: This legislation authorizes victims of sexual violence to petition the courts to have their election records kept confidential.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 states that victims of sexual violence as defined as victims of crimes perpetrated under article 130 of the penal law.

This section also allows the court to issue an order requiring that any registration record kept with regard to a victim of sexual violence be kept separate and apart from other registration records.

Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Under current state law, local boards of election must provide the address of any registered voter, as long as the request is in writing and the applicable law is cited. Victims of sexual violence who wish to keep their new addresses out of the hands of their attackers simply do not register to vote because of the availability of their registration information to others. Keeping these records separate and apart from other registration records would afford victims of sexual assault the security they deserve.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take on the 60th day.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7424--B Cal. No. 641 IN SENATE April 8, 2010 ___________
Introduced by Sen. FOLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to authorizing registra- tion records of victims of sexual violence to be kept confidential in certain cases THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 5-510 to read as follows: S 5-510. CONFIDENTIALITY OF REGISTRATION RECORDS FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION VICTIM OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE MEANS A VICTIM OF ANY OFFENSE UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE PENAL LAW. 2. UPON APPLICATION MADE TO THE SUPREME COURT, IN THE COUNTY WHEREIN A VICTIM OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS REGISTERED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, THE COURT MAY ISSUE AN ORDER REQUIRING THAT ANY REGISTRATION RECORD KEPT OR MAINTAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS ARTICLE WITH RESPECT TO SUCH AN INDI- VIDUAL BE KEPT SEPARATE AND APART FROM OTHER REGISTRATION RECORDS AND NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION OR COPYING BY THE PUBLIC OR ANY OTHER PERSON, EXCEPT ELECTION OFFICIALS ACTING WITHIN THE COURSE AND SCOPE OF THEIR OFFICIAL DUTIES AND ONLY AS PERTINENT AND NECESSARY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Discuss!

blog comments powered by Disqus