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File #: Int 0760-2012    Version: * Name: Improving compliance with the City’s Pro-Voter Law.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/18/2012
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to improving compliance with the City’s Pro-Voter Law.
Sponsors: Jumaane D. Williams, Daniel Dromm , Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Rosie Mendez, Ruben Wills, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Daniel R. Garodnick, Lewis A. Fidler, Jessica S. Lappin, Charles Barron, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Stephen T. Levin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Margaret S. Chin, Gale A. Brewer, David G. Greenfield, Mark S. Weprin, Albert Vann, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Sara M. Gonzalez, Inez E. Dickens, James F. Gennaro, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Peter A. Koo, Michael C. Nelson, G. Oliver Koppell, James G. Van Bramer, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Robert Jackson, James Vacca, Vincent J. Gentile, Daniel J. Halloran III, James S. Oddo
Council Member Sponsors: 34
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 10/15/12, 2. Hearing Testimony 10/15/12, 3. Hearing Transcript 10/15/12
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Filed (End of Session)Fail Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2012*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/15/2012*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2012*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/2012*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 760
 
By Council Members Williams, Dromm, James, Lander, Mendez, Wills, Rodriguez, Garodnick, Fidler, Lappin, Barron, Recchia, Levin, Mark-Viverito, Chin, Brewer, Greenfield, Weprin, Vann, Ferreras, Gonzalez, Dickens, Gennaro, Arroyo, Koo, Nelson, Koppell, Van Bramer, Comrie, Jackson, Vacca, Gentile, Halloran and Oddo
 
 
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to improving compliance with the City's Pro-Voter Law.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Subdivision 3 of section 1057-A of chapter forty-six of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:
      3. Participating agencies shall also:
                  a. at the earliest practicable or next regularly scheduled printing of their forms, physically incorporate the voter registration forms with their own application forms in a manner that permits the voter registration portion to be detached therefrom. Until such time when the agency amends its form, each agency should affix or include a postage paid board of elections for the city of New York voter registration form to or with its application, renewal, recertification and change of address forms;
      b. use the board of elections of the city of New York coded voter registration forms assigned to each participating agency.  Each participating agency[ which] shall be assigned a code that [designate] designates such forms as originating from such [participating agencies] agency; and
                  c. transmit any completed forms collected in their discretion to the board of elections of the city of New York within two weeks of the receipt of such completed forms at the participating agency.  If a completed form is accepted within five days before the last day for registration to vote in a citywide election, such completed form shall be transmitted by the participating agency to the board of elections of the city of New York not later than five days after the date of acceptance.
      § 2.  Section 1057-A of chapter forty-six of the New York city charter is amended by adding a new subdivision eight to read as follows      
      8.  Consistent with subsection four of section 3-212 of the state election law requiring the board of elections in the city of New York to, in its annual report of its affairs and proceedings to the local legislature, include a detailed description of existing programs to enhance voter registration, the board shall provide a listing of the number of coded voter registration forms distributed to and returned by each agency designated as a participating agency pursuant to this section.
§ 3.  This local law shall take effect sixty days following enactment.
 
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