This bill would require that information on voting rights be distributed to persons sentenced to probation.
- Laid Over in Committee
Int. No. 367
By Council Members Salamanca, Miller, Rivera and Ampry-Samuel
A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the department of probation informing persons of their voting rights
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Section 1057-a of the New York city charter is amended to add a new subdivision 10, to read as follows:
10. The department of probation shall, in addition to the other requirements of this section for participating agencies, distribute during the intake process, to any person sentenced to probation, a written notice on the voting rights of persons sentenced to probation in the state of New York. Such written notice shall be developed in consultation with the voter assistance advisory committee.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after becoming law.
LS 9061/Int. 1464-2017