senate Bill S5546A
(D) 15th Senate District
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Prohibits candidates from authorizing more than one political committee for any one election.
TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting
candidates from authorizing more than one political committee for any
This bill is designed to increase the transparency of candidate
fundraising and expenditures by limiting to one the number of
authorized committees a candidate may have.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1: Amends Election Law section 14-112 subdivision 1 to require
that political committees supporting the election of a candidate must
file a sworn, verified statement by the committee treasurer and the
candidate stating that the candidate has authorized the committee to
support his or her election, or a sworn, verified statement by the
committee treasurer that the candidate has not authorized the
committee to support his election. It further amends subdivision 2 to
prohibit a candidate from authorizing more than one committee for any
election, and requires that if a candidate has more than one
authorized committee on December 1, 2010, within thirty days the
candidate must disavow all but one such committee in writing to the
state board of elections.
Section 2: Provides that the Act takes effect sixty days after it
becomes a law.
EXISTING LAW :
Under the existing law, a candidate is not subject to any limit on the
number of committees he or she may have, and the treasurer of the
committee is only required to file a sworn, verified statement that
the candidate has authorized the political committee, or has not.
The current law encourages a candidate to have a multiplicity of
committees and makes it easier to conceal the money raised and spent.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
EFFECTIVE DATE :
This bill shall take effect on the sixtieth day after becoming a law,
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