Bill Text: NY A00950 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Amends the constitution to allow a person who will be 18 years old at the time of a presidential election to vote in the presidential primary election if he or she is 17 years of age at the time of the presidential primary election.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-25 - advanced to third reading cal.175 [A00950 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00950-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           950
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. CUSICK, COLTON, ZEBROWSKI, RAMOS, ENGLEBRIGHT,
          GALEF, CAHILL, GOTTFRIED, ABINANTI, THIELE,  LIFTON,  WEPRIN,  MOSLEY,
          ROZIC, SANTABARBARA, OTIS, BLAKE, STECK, BUCHWALD, SEAWRIGHT, LUPARDO,
          SIMON,  CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election
          Law
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 2 of the constitution, in
          relation to qualifications of voters
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 1 of  article
     2  2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    Section  1.  Every citizen shall be entitled to vote at every election
     4  for all officers elected by the people and upon all questions  submitted
     5  to  the  vote of the people provided that such citizen is eighteen years
     6  of age or over and shall have been a resident of this state, and of  the
     7  county,  city,  or  village  for thirty days next preceding an election;
     8  provided, however, a citizen who is seventeen years of age at  the  time
     9  of a primary election for president of the United States and who will be
    10  eighteen years of age at the time of the general election for which such
    11  primary  election  is  held  shall  be  eligible to vote in such primary
    12  election.
    13    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    14  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    15  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    16  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    17  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89006-01-9
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