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File #: Int 0356-2014    Version: Name: Improving compliance with the city's pro-voter law.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 5/14/2014
Enactment date: 12/12/2014 Law number: 2014/061
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, Costa G. Constantinides, Mark Levine, Rosie Mendez, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ruben Wills, Vanessa L. Gibson, Antonio Reynoso, Carlos Menchaca, Donovan J. Richards, I. Daneek Miller, Inez D. Barron, Ben Kallos, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Karen Koslowitz, Inez E. Dickens, Andrew Cohen, James Vacca, Daniel R. Garodnick, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, James G. Van Bramer, Brad S. Lander, Daniel Dromm , Mathieu Eugene, David G. Greenfield
Council Member Sponsors: 26
Summary: This bill would require the mayoral agencies covered by the city’s agency-based voter registration law, which requires nineteen agencies to distribute voter registration forms to individuals who are applying for, renewing, or submitting a change of address with respect to, services, to report twice a year on their implementation of the law. A recent report by a coalition of good government groups found that compliance with the registration law has been lacking. The semi-annual reporting would include data on the number of registration forms distributed and mailed to the Board of Elections. It would go to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, which would consolidate the reports into a single report that it would submit to the Speaker.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 356-A, 2. Int. No. 356 - 5/14/14, 3. Committee Report 10/23/14, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/23/14, 5. Hearing Transcript 10/23/14, 6. Committee Report 11/24/14, 7. Hearing Testimony 11/24/14, 8. Hearing Transcript 11/24/14, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-25-14, 10. Fiscal Impact Statement, 11. Mayor's Letter, 12. Local Law 61, 13. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 25, 2014, 14. Report on Agency-Based Voter Registration - July 1 through December 31, 2017
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/12/2014AJumaane D. Williams City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/12/2014AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2014AJumaane D. Williams City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/2014AJumaane D. Williams Mayor Hearing Scheduled by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/25/2014AJumaane D. Williams City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/24/2014AJumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/23/2014*Jumaane D. Williams Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/14/2014*Jumaane D. Williams City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 356-A
 
By Council Members Williams, Constantinides, Levine, Mendez, Rodriguez, Rosenthal, Wills, Gibson, Reynoso, Menchaca, Richards, Miller, Barron, Kallos, Crowley, Koslowitz, Dickens, Cohen, Vacca, Garodnick, Arroyo, Van Bramer, Lander, Dromm, Eugene and Greenfield
 
 
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. 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. Each participating agency, other than community boards and the city clerk, shall submit semi-annual reports on their implementation of this section to the mayor's office of operations. Such reports shall include the number of registration forms distributed, the number of registration forms completed at an agency office to the extent readily ascertainable, and the number of registration forms transmitted to the board of elections. Such reports shall be submitted to the mayor's office of operations by January 15 and July 15 of each year, with the first reports due by July 15, 2015. The mayor's office of operations shall compile such reports into a single report that disaggregates such data by agency, and shall deliver such compiled report to the speaker by February 15 and August 15 of each year, with the first such report due by August 15, 2015.
§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately.
 
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