SB 687

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Robert Ortt (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   687

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  designating  every
  government  entity which issues licenses to carry, possess, repair and
  dispose of firearms as participating agencies for  voter  registration
  form distribution and assistance

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 265 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
office  of  children  and  family  services, the office of temporary and
disability assistance and the department of health. Also  designated  as
public  assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that
provide such assistance.  Designated  as  state  agencies  that  provide
programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with disabil-
ities  are  the  department  of labor, office for the aging, division of
veterans' affairs, office of mental health,  office  of  vocational  and
educational  services  for  individuals with disabilities, commission on
quality of care for the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation
and] FOR PEOPLE WITH  developmental  disabilities,  commission  for  the
blind,  office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of
the advocate for the disabled and all offices which administer  programs

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02402-01-9

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established or funded by such agencies. Additional [state] PARTICIPATING
agencies  designated as voter registration offices are the department of
state [and], the [division] DISTRICT OFFICES  of  THE  workers'  compen-
sation  BOARD AND EVERY COURT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN SUCH ENTI-
TIES ARE ISSUING LICENSES  TO  CARRY,  POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR  DISPOSE  OF
FIREARMS.    Such agencies shall be required to offer voter registration
forms to persons upon initial  application  for  services,  FOR  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  FOR  USE OF FACILITIES, AND UPON renewal or
recertification for services and UPON change of address relating to such
services, PARTICIPATION IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  USE  OF  FACILITIES  OF  THE
AGENCY. Such agencies shall also be responsible for providing assistance
to  applicants  in  completing  voter  registration forms, receiving and
transmitting the completed application form from all applicants who wish
to have such form transmitted to the appropriate board of elections. The
state board of elections shall, together  with  representatives  of  the
UNITED  STATES  department  of defense, develop and implement procedures
for including recruitment offices of the  armed  forces  of  the  United
States as voter registration offices when such offices are so designated
by  federal law. The state board OF ELECTIONS shall also make request of
the United States [Immigration and Naturalization  Service]  CITIZENSHIP
AND  IMMIGRATION  SERVICES  to  include applications for registration by
mail with any materials which are given  to  new  citizens.  All  insti-
tutions  of  the state university of New York and the city university of
New York, shall, at the beginning of the school year, and again in Janu-
ary of a year in which the president of  the  United  States  is  to  be
elected,  provide  an application for VOTER registration to each student
in each such institution. The state board of  elections  may,  by  regu-
lation,  grant  a  waiver  from  any  or all of the requirements of this
section to any office or program of an agency, if it determines that  it
is  not  feasible for such office or program to administer such require-
ment.
   2.  This act shall take effect on  the  one  hundred  twentieth  day
after it shall have become a law, provided however, that effective imme-
diately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its  effective
date  are  authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.

SB 687

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Robert Ortt (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   687

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  designating  every
  government  entity which issues licenses to carry, possess, repair and
  dispose of firearms as participating agencies for  voter  registration
  form distribution and assistance

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 265 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
office  of  children  and  family  services, the office of temporary and
disability assistance and the department of health. Also  designated  as
public  assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that
provide such assistance.  Designated  as  state  agencies  that  provide
programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with disabil-
ities  are  the  department  of labor, office for the aging, division of
veterans' affairs, office of mental health,  office  of  vocational  and
educational  services  for  individuals with disabilities, commission on
quality of care for the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation
and] FOR PEOPLE WITH  developmental  disabilities,  commission  for  the
blind,  office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of
the advocate for the disabled and all offices which administer  programs

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02402-01-9

S. 687                              2

established or funded by such agencies. Additional [state] PARTICIPATING
agencies  designated as voter registration offices are the department of
state [and], the [division] DISTRICT OFFICES  of  THE  workers'  compen-
sation  BOARD AND EVERY COURT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN SUCH ENTI-
TIES ARE ISSUING LICENSES  TO  CARRY,  POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR  DISPOSE  OF
FIREARMS.    Such agencies shall be required to offer voter registration
forms to persons upon initial  application  for  services,  FOR  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  FOR  USE OF FACILITIES, AND UPON renewal or
recertification for services and UPON change of address relating to such
services, PARTICIPATION IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  USE  OF  FACILITIES  OF  THE
AGENCY. Such agencies shall also be responsible for providing assistance
to  applicants  in  completing  voter  registration forms, receiving and
transmitting the completed application form from all applicants who wish
to have such form transmitted to the appropriate board of elections. The
state board of elections shall, together  with  representatives  of  the
UNITED  STATES  department  of defense, develop and implement procedures
for including recruitment offices of the  armed  forces  of  the  United
States as voter registration offices when such offices are so designated
by  federal law. The state board OF ELECTIONS shall also make request of
the United States [Immigration and Naturalization  Service]  CITIZENSHIP
AND  IMMIGRATION  SERVICES  to  include applications for registration by
mail with any materials which are given  to  new  citizens.  All  insti-
tutions  of  the state university of New York and the city university of
New York, shall, at the beginning of the school year, and again in Janu-
ary of a year in which the president of  the  United  States  is  to  be
elected,  provide  an application for VOTER registration to each student
in each such institution. The state board of  elections  may,  by  regu-
lation,  grant  a  waiver  from  any  or all of the requirements of this
section to any office or program of an agency, if it determines that  it
is  not  feasible for such office or program to administer such require-
ment.
   2.  This act shall take effect on  the  one  hundred  twentieth  day
after it shall have become a law, provided however, that effective imme-
diately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its  effective
date  are  authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.

SB 687

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Robert Ortt (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   687

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  designating  every
  government  entity which issues licenses to carry, possess, repair and
  dispose of firearms as participating agencies for  voter  registration
  form distribution and assistance

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 265 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
office  of  children  and  family  services, the office of temporary and
disability assistance and the department of health. Also  designated  as
public  assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that
provide such assistance.  Designated  as  state  agencies  that  provide
programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with disabil-
ities  are  the  department  of labor, office for the aging, division of
veterans' affairs, office of mental health,  office  of  vocational  and
educational  services  for  individuals with disabilities, commission on
quality of care for the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation
and] FOR PEOPLE WITH  developmental  disabilities,  commission  for  the
blind,  office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of
the advocate for the disabled and all offices which administer  programs

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02402-01-9

S. 687                              2

established or funded by such agencies. Additional [state] PARTICIPATING
agencies  designated as voter registration offices are the department of
state [and], the [division] DISTRICT OFFICES  of  THE  workers'  compen-
sation  BOARD AND EVERY COURT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN SUCH ENTI-
TIES ARE ISSUING LICENSES  TO  CARRY,  POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR  DISPOSE  OF
FIREARMS.    Such agencies shall be required to offer voter registration
forms to persons upon initial  application  for  services,  FOR  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  FOR  USE OF FACILITIES, AND UPON renewal or
recertification for services and UPON change of address relating to such
services, PARTICIPATION IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  USE  OF  FACILITIES  OF  THE
AGENCY. Such agencies shall also be responsible for providing assistance
to  applicants  in  completing  voter  registration forms, receiving and
transmitting the completed application form from all applicants who wish
to have such form transmitted to the appropriate board of elections. The
state board of elections shall, together  with  representatives  of  the
UNITED  STATES  department  of defense, develop and implement procedures
for including recruitment offices of the  armed  forces  of  the  United
States as voter registration offices when such offices are so designated
by  federal law. The state board OF ELECTIONS shall also make request of
the United States [Immigration and Naturalization  Service]  CITIZENSHIP
AND  IMMIGRATION  SERVICES  to  include applications for registration by
mail with any materials which are given  to  new  citizens.  All  insti-
tutions  of  the state university of New York and the city university of
New York, shall, at the beginning of the school year, and again in Janu-
ary of a year in which the president of  the  United  States  is  to  be
elected,  provide  an application for VOTER registration to each student
in each such institution. The state board of  elections  may,  by  regu-
lation,  grant  a  waiver  from  any  or all of the requirements of this
section to any office or program of an agency, if it determines that  it
is  not  feasible for such office or program to administer such require-
ment.
   2.  This act shall take effect on  the  one  hundred  twentieth  day
after it shall have become a law, provided however, that effective imme-
diately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its  effective
date  are  authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.

SB 687

Version: introduced
Author: Sen. Robert Ortt (R-NY)


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   687

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election  law,  in  relation  to  designating  every
  government  entity which issues licenses to carry, possess, repair and
  dispose of firearms as participating agencies for  voter  registration
  form distribution and assistance

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of section 5-211 of the election law,
as amended by chapter 265 of the laws of 2013, is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  Each  agency designated as a participating agency under the provisions
of this section shall implement and administer a program of distribution
of voter registration forms pursuant to the provisions of this  section.
The  following  offices  which  provide public assistance and/or provide
state funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons
with disabilities are hereby designated as voter registration  agencies:
designated as the state agencies which provide public assistance are the
office  of  children  and  family  services, the office of temporary and
disability assistance and the department of health. Also  designated  as
public  assistance  agencies  are  all agencies of local government that
provide such assistance.  Designated  as  state  agencies  that  provide
programs primarily engaged in providing services to people with disabil-
ities  are  the  department  of labor, office for the aging, division of
veterans' affairs, office of mental health,  office  of  vocational  and
educational  services  for  individuals with disabilities, commission on
quality of care for the mentally disabled, office [of mental retardation
and] FOR PEOPLE WITH  developmental  disabilities,  commission  for  the
blind,  office of alcoholism and substance abuse services, the office of
the advocate for the disabled and all offices which administer  programs

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02402-01-9

S. 687                              2

established or funded by such agencies. Additional [state] PARTICIPATING
agencies  designated as voter registration offices are the department of
state [and], the [division] DISTRICT OFFICES  of  THE  workers'  compen-
sation  BOARD AND EVERY COURT AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHEN SUCH ENTI-
TIES ARE ISSUING LICENSES  TO  CARRY,  POSSESS,  REPAIR  OR  DISPOSE  OF
FIREARMS.    Such agencies shall be required to offer voter registration
forms to persons upon initial  application  for  services,  FOR  PARTIC-
IPATION  IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  FOR  USE OF FACILITIES, AND UPON renewal or
recertification for services and UPON change of address relating to such
services, PARTICIPATION IN  ACTIVITIES  OR  USE  OF  FACILITIES  OF  THE
AGENCY. Such agencies shall also be responsible for providing assistance
to  applicants  in  completing  voter  registration forms, receiving and
transmitting the completed application form from all applicants who wish
to have such form transmitted to the appropriate board of elections. The
state board of elections shall, together  with  representatives  of  the
UNITED  STATES  department  of defense, develop and implement procedures
for including recruitment offices of the  armed  forces  of  the  United
States as voter registration offices when such offices are so designated
by  federal law. The state board OF ELECTIONS shall also make request of
the United States [Immigration and Naturalization  Service]  CITIZENSHIP
AND  IMMIGRATION  SERVICES  to  include applications for registration by
mail with any materials which are given  to  new  citizens.  All  insti-
tutions  of  the state university of New York and the city university of
New York, shall, at the beginning of the school year, and again in Janu-
ary of a year in which the president of  the  United  States  is  to  be
elected,  provide  an application for VOTER registration to each student
in each such institution. The state board of  elections  may,  by  regu-
lation,  grant  a  waiver  from  any  or all of the requirements of this
section to any office or program of an agency, if it determines that  it
is  not  feasible for such office or program to administer such require-
ment.
   2.  This act shall take effect on  the  one  hundred  twentieth  day
after it shall have become a law, provided however, that effective imme-
diately,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or repeal of any rules or regu-
lations necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its  effective
date  are  authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before
such effective date.