S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2009-2010 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 15, 2009
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting candidates
from authorizing more than one political committee for any one
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 14-112 of the election law, as amended by chapter
930 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
S 14-112. [Political] AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE; POLITICAL committee
authorization statement. 1. Any political committee aiding or taking
part in the election or nomination of any candidate[, other than by
making contributions,] shall file, in the office in which the statements
of such committee are to be filed pursuant to this article, either a
sworn verified statement by the treasurer of such committee AND THE
CANDIDATE that [the] SUCH candidate has authorized the political commit-
tee to aid or take part in his OR HER election or A SWORN VERIFIED
STATEMENT BY THE TREASURER OF SUCH COMMITTEE that the candidate has not
authorized the committee to aid or take part in his OR HER election.
2. NO CANDIDATE MAY AUTHORIZE MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR
ANY ONE ELECTION. ANY CANDIDATE WHO, ON DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
NINE, HAS AUTHORIZED MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR ANY ONE
ELECTION SHALL, NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SAID DATE, DISAVOW ALL
BUT ONE OF SUCH COMMITTEES, IN WRITING, TO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF AN EXPLORATORY
COMMITTEE BY AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL. A MULTI-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MAY
NOT BE AN AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE.
3. CAMPAIGN FUNDS REMAINING IN ANY DISAVOWED COMMITTEE SHALL BE
DISPOSED OF PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law; provided, however, that the state board of elections
shall notify all candidates and political committees of the applicable
provisions of this act within thirty days after this act shall have
become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.