S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sen. DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities
AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring
elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions
on his or her websites
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
61-a to read as follows:
S 61-A. CONTRIBUTIONS POSTED ON CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS' WEBSITES.
1. THE GOVERNOR, THE COMPTROLLER, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ANY MEMBER
OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL:
A. POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES A DIRECT LINK TO THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE TO SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL'S CAMPAIGN CONTRIB-
B. POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES ALL CONTRIBUTIONS OVER
TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT; INCLUDING THE
EXACT AMOUNT OF EACH CONTRIBUTION AND THE IDENTITY OF THE DONOR.
2. ANY PERSON WHO SHALL KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY VIOLATE ANY PROVISION
OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.