senate Bill S1163

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides that remaining campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury after death of a candidate

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 05, 2011 referred to elections

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S1163 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A898
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-131, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6259, A11517

S1163 - Summary

Provides that upon the death of a candidate, former candidate or holder of elective office, remaining campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury unless a charitable organization has been designated to receive such moneys.

S1163 - Sponsor Memo

S1163 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 1163                                                   A. 898

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

IN  SENATE  --  Introduced  by Sens. BRESLIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY,
  KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER -- read twice and  ordered  printed,  and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

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

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to providing that campaign
  accounts be transferred to the state treasury upon death of  a  candi-
  date

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section  14-131
to read as follows:
  S  14-131. REQUIRED DISPOSAL OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS. 1. UPON THE DEATH OF A
CANDIDATE, FORMER CANDIDATE OR HOLDER OF ELECTIVE OFFICE,  WHO  RECEIVED
CAMPAIGN  CONTRIBUTIONS,  ANY MONEYS REMAINING IN THE ACCOUNT OF A POLI-
TICAL COMMITTEE FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF  PROMOTING  OR  ELECTING  SUCH
CANDIDATE  NOT OTHERWISE DUE AND OWED TO ANY PARTY SHALL BE PAID OVER TO
THE COMPTROLLER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK  FOR  DEPOSIT  IN  THE  GENERAL
TREASURY OF THE STATE.
  2. THE TREASURER OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE SHALL NOTIFY THE STATE BOARD
OF  ELECTIONS  UPON THE DEATH OF A CANDIDATE, FORMER CANDIDATE OR HOLDER
OF ELECTIVE OFFICE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE FILED IN THE  OFFICE  IN  WHICH
THE  COMMITTEE  IS  REQUIRED  TO FILE STATEMENTS UNDER SECTION 14-110 OF
THIS ARTICLE, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE DEATH OF SUCH PERSON.
  3. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION,  A  CANDIDATE,
FORMER  CANDIDATE  OR HOLDER OF ELECTIVE OFFICE MAY, AT ANY TIME, DESIG-
NATE A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TO RECEIVE  THE  BALANCE  OF  ANY  MONEYS
REMAINING IN THE ACCOUNT OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE
OF PROMOTING OR ELECTING SUCH CANDIDATE UPON THE DEATH OF SUCH PERSON BY
FILING  A  NOTICE  TO THAT EFFECT WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01835-01-1

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