As of April 23, Ballotpedia has tracked 137 election-related bills in the New York State Senate since the beginning of the year. Of the 137, Ballotpedia tracked two from April 17-23. Democrats sponsored both bills. The two bills are:
- NY S06397: Provides for the re-enfranchisement of voters with felony convictions by repealing certain provisions in the election law, Sen. Kevin Parker (D).
- As introduced, this bill removes a provision cancelling a felon’s voter registration.
- NY S06319: Relates to providing interpreters at certain polling place locations if fifteen percent of the number of voting age citizens who speak the same language other than English at home reside in the district where such polling place is located, Sen. Shelley Mayer (D).
- As introduced, this bill requires the board of elections to provide interpreters at polling locations if 15% of the number of voting age citizens who speak the same language other than English reside in the district where the polling location is.
During the week of April 17-23, Ballotpedia tracked 12 Senate election-related bills nationally. As of April 23, Ballotpedia has tracked 928 Senate bills nationally. Ballotpedia tracked the most Senate bills this year in the New York State Senate with 137, while Ballotpedia tracked the fewest Senate bills in the Massachusetts State Senate with zero.
As of April 23, Ballotpedia has tracked 428 Senate bills in Democratic trifectas and 385 Senate bills in Republican trifectas. A trifecta is when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. Ballotpedia has tracked 115 Senate bills in states where neither party holds trifecta control.
The New York Senate is scheduled to be in session from Jan. 4 to June 8 this year. In 2022, Ballotpedia tracked 190 Senate bills related to election administration. Ten of these bills passed both chambers and eight were enacted into law. New York is a Democratic trifecta.