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General Assembly



February Session, 2008

LCO No. 5524



Offered by:


SEN. CALIGIURI, 16th Dist.

SEN. CAPPIELLO, 24th Dist.

SEN. DEBICELLA, 21st Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. FREEDMAN, 26th Dist.

SEN. GUGLIELMO, 35th Dist.

SEN. HERLIHY, 8th Dist.

SEN. KANE, 32nd Dist.

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. NICKERSON, 36th Dist.

SEN. RORABACK, 30th Dist.

SEN. RUSSO, 22nd Dist.

To: Subst. House Jt. Res. No. 21

File No. 334

Cal. No. 475

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly

"Sec. 501. Resolved by this Assembly:

That the following be proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the State, which, when approved and adopted in the manner provided by the Constitution, shall to all intents and purposes, become a part thereof:

Article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution is amended by adding section 11 as follows:

(NEW) Sec. 11. At each primary, election or referendum, when an elector enters the polling place, the elector shall present to the official checker any valid preprinted form of identification that shows the elector's name and photograph.

RESOLVED: That the foregoing proposed amendment to the Constitution be continued to the next session of the General Assembly elected at the general election to be held on November 4, 2008, and published with the laws passed at the present session, or be presented to the electors at the general election to be held on November 4, 2008, whichever the case may be, according to article sixth of the amendments to the Constitution. The designation of said proposed amendment to be used on the voting machine ballot labels and absentee ballots at such election shall be "Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to require voters to show a valid form of photo identification before they are able to vote?""