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Meeting Name: Committee on Governmental Operations Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 10/1/2015 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room – City Hall
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 464, Attachments - Int. No. 628, Attachments - Int. No. 796, Attachments - Res. No. 695, Attachments - Res. No. 848
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Int 0464-2014 *Ruben Wills  Dept of Correction promoting absentee voting among jailed individuals.IntroductionInt. No. 464 would require the city Department of Correction (DOC) to implement a program to assist eligible jailed individuals to vote by absentee ballot. Specifically, it directs DOC to administer a program that offers absentee ballot applications to eligible individuals and a means to complete the applications. After the applications have been submitted and DOC receives the requested absentee ballots, the agency is to distribute the ballots and provide assistance in completing them upon request. DOC is also required to transmit completed applications and ballots to the New York City Board of Elections, if requested by the applicable inmate.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0464-2014 *Ruben Wills  Dept of Correction promoting absentee voting among jailed individuals.IntroductionInt. No. 464 would require the city Department of Correction (DOC) to implement a program to assist eligible jailed individuals to vote by absentee ballot. Specifically, it directs DOC to administer a program that offers absentee ballot applications to eligible individuals and a means to complete the applications. After the applications have been submitted and DOC receives the requested absentee ballots, the agency is to distribute the ballots and provide assistance in completing them upon request. DOC is also required to transmit completed applications and ballots to the New York City Board of Elections, if requested by the applicable inmate.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0628-2015 *Ben Kallos  Improving young adults’ access to voter registration materials.IntroductionUnder Section 3-209 of the City’s Administrative Code, high schools must make voter registration materials available to students during the year and must provide postage-paid voter registration materials to graduating seniors. This bill would require the city Department of Education to ask for, and the city Board of Elections to provide, registration materials in any available language (as determined by state or federal requirements) that makes sense for a particular school’s student population. The city Board of Elections also must code its registration forms so that it can track which forms come back from each school district. The bill also would require both the city Department of Education and the city Board of Elections to help track and report on whether these student voter registration efforts are effective in getting young adults to register to vote.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0628-2015 *Ben Kallos  Improving young adults’ access to voter registration materials.IntroductionUnder Section 3-209 of the City’s Administrative Code, high schools must make voter registration materials available to students during the year and must provide postage-paid voter registration materials to graduating seniors. This bill would require the city Department of Education to ask for, and the city Board of Elections to provide, registration materials in any available language (as determined by state or federal requirements) that makes sense for a particular school’s student population. The city Board of Elections also must code its registration forms so that it can track which forms come back from each school district. The bill also would require both the city Department of Education and the city Board of Elections to help track and report on whether these student voter registration efforts are effective in getting young adults to register to vote.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0796-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides  Requiring assistance if requested for individuals signing up to be organ donors as part of the agency-based voter registration program.IntroductionThis bill would require staff at the 26 agencies that participate in the agency-based voter registration program to give assist individuals who receive voter registration forms with the section of the form allowing them to register to become an organ and tissue donor in New York State, if such assistance is requested or if assistance is normally provided with the agency’s own forms.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0796-2015 *Costa G. Constantinides  Requiring assistance if requested for individuals signing up to be organ donors as part of the agency-based voter registration program.IntroductionThis bill would require staff at the 26 agencies that participate in the agency-based voter registration program to give assist individuals who receive voter registration forms with the section of the form allowing them to register to become an organ and tissue donor in New York State, if such assistance is requested or if assistance is normally provided with the agency’s own forms.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0695-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote. (A2529/S857)Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0695-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Allowing 16 and 17 year-olds to pre-register to vote. (A2529/S857)Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0848-2015 *Ben Kallos  Amending the Election Law to establish same-day and online voter registration.Resolution Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 0848-2015 *Ben Kallos  Amending the Election Law to establish same-day and online voter registration.Resolution Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available