assembly Bill A9885D

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "2012 Fair Elections Act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 10, 2012 advanced to third reading cal.569
May 08, 2012 reported
May 01, 2012 print number 9885d
May 01, 2012 amend and recommit to ways and means
reported referred to ways and means
Apr 26, 2012 reported referred to codes
Apr 24, 2012 print number 9885c
Apr 24, 2012 amend and recommit to election law
print number 9885b
Apr 24, 2012 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Apr 23, 2012 print number 9885a
Apr 23, 2012 amend and recommit to election law
Apr 19, 2012 referred to election law

A9885 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7036
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4980, S839
2015-2016: S4007

A9885 - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

A9885 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  9885

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Election Law

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  election law, in relation to enacting the "2012
  Campaign Finance Reform Act"; to amend the  election  law,  the  state
  finance  law  and  the  tax law, in relation to providing for optional
  partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this  state;
  and  to  amend  the  general  business  law, in relation to additional
  surcharges

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "2012 Campaign Finance Reform Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declaration.   The legislature  declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic  political  system  in  which citizens, irrespective of their income,
status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to  compete
for  public  office.  Therefore,  the  legislature finds it necessary to
establish a system of public financing for all qualified candidates  for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S  2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108, 14-110,
14-112, 14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126,  14-127,
14-128  and  14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and a new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.
        14-206. OPTIONAL PUBLIC FINANCING.
        14-208. CONTRIBUTION AND RECEIPT LIMITATIONS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A9885A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7036
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4980, S839
2015-2016: S4007

A9885A - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

A9885A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9885--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  enacting  the  "2012
  Campaign  Finance  Reform  Act";  to amend the election law, the state
  finance law and the tax law, in relation  to  providing  for  optional
  partial  public financing of certain election campaigns in this state;
  and to amend the general  business  law,  in  relation  to  additional
  surcharges

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2012 Campaign Finance Reform Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108,  14-110,
14-112,  14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,
14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and  a  new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.
        14-206. OPTIONAL PUBLIC FINANCING.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A9885B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7036
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4980, S839
2015-2016: S4007

A9885B - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

A9885B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9885--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108,  14-110,
14-112,  14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,
14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and  a  new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A9885C - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7036
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4980, S839
2015-2016: S4007

A9885C - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

A9885C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9885--C

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --  again
  reported  from  said  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from  said
  committee  with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommit-
  ted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108,  14-110,
14-112,  14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,
14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and  a  new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

view additional co-sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

view additional multi-sponsors

A9885D (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7036
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A4980, S839
2015-2016: S4007

A9885D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

A9885D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 9885--D

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 19, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. SILVER, MILLMAN, WRIGHT, WEINSTEIN, GOTTFRIED,
  PEOPLES-STOKES, KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  ABINANTI,
  BENEDETTO,  BRAUNSTEIN,  BRENNAN, BRINDISI, CAHILL, CANESTRARI, CLARK,
  COLTON, COOK, DINOWITZ, ENGLEBRIGHT,  FARRELL,  GALEF,  GANTT,  GLICK,
  GUNTHER,  HEVESI,  HOOPER,  JACOBS,  JAFFEE, LANCMAN, LATIMER, LENTOL,
  LIFTON, LUPARDO, McENENY,  NOLAN,  O'DONNELL,  ORTIZ,  PAULIN,  PERRY,
  QUART,  REILLY, P. RIVERA, ROSENTHAL, SWEENEY, WEISENBERG -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee  --  again  reported  from  said  committee with amendments,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and  referred
  to the Committee on Codes -- reported and referred to the Committee on
  Ways   and  Means  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108,  14-110,
14-112,  14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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