senate Bill S8395

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to political contributions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 28, 2010 referred to rules

S8395 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-116, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S30, A2493
2013-2014: S166, A5067
2015-2016: S5093, S60, A5089, A6975
2017-2018: S496, S7022, A1926

S8395 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to political contributions by limited liability companies.

S8395 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8395 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 28, 2010

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to political contributions


  Section 1. Section 14-116 of the election law, subdivision 1 as redes-
ignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978 and subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter 260 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S  14-116.  Political  contributions  by certain organizations. 1.  No
corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association  doing
business  in this state, except [a corporation or association] AN ENTITY
organized or maintained for political purposes only, shall  directly  or
indirectly pay or use or offer, consent or agree to pay or use any money
or property for or in aid of any political party, committee or organiza-
tion,  or for, or in aid of, any corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY,
joint-stock or other association organized or maintained  for  political
purposes,  or  for,  or in aid of, any candidate for political office or
for nomination for such office, or for any political  purpose  whatever,
or  for the reimbursement or indemnification of any person for moneys or
property so used. Any officer, director, stock-holder, attorney or agent
of any corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association
which violates any of the provisions of this section,  who  participates
in,  aids,  abets or advises or consents to any such violations, and any
person who solicits or knowingly  receives  any  money  or  property  in
violation of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
any corporation or an organization financially supported in whole or  in
part,  by  such  corporation, AND ANY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY may make
expenditures, including contributions, not otherwise prohibited by  law,
for political purposes, in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars
in  the  aggregate in any calendar year; provided that no public utility
shall use revenues received from the rendition of public service  within
the  state  for contributions for political purposes unless such cost is
charged to the shareholders of such a public service corporation.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2011.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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