senate Bill S1559

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to political contribution activities by an intermediary

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Apr 29, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 10, 2011 referred to elections

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S1559 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5879
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14-105, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5565B, A8755B

S1559 - Summary

Regulates political contribution activities by intermediaries; requires that when contributions made by an intermediary to a candidate or a committee are over $1,000, the name, occupation and address of each contributor shall be disclosed.

S1559 - Sponsor Memo

S1559 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1559

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ADDABBO, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to contribution activities
  by an intermediary

  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 14-105
to read as follows:
  S 14-105.  CONTRIBUTION DELIVERY ACTIVITIES BY AN INTERMEDIARY. 1. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION  "INTERMEDIARY"  MEANS  AN  INDIVIDUAL,  CORPO-
RATION, PARTNERSHIP, POLITICAL COMMITTEE, EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATION OR OTHER
ENTITY WHICH:
  (A) OTHER THAN IN THE REGULAR COURSE OF BUSINESS AS A POSTAL, DELIVERY
OR  MESSENGER  SERVICE, DELIVERS ANY CONTRIBUTION FROM ANOTHER PERSON OR
ENTITY TO A CANDIDATE OR AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE; OR
  (B) SOLICITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO A CANDIDATE OR OTHER AUTHORIZED  COMMIT-
TEE  WHERE  SUCH  SOLICITATION  IS KNOWN TO SUCH CANDIDATE OR HIS OR HER
AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE. FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH,  ONLY  PERSONS
CLEARLY  IDENTIFIED  AS THE SOLICITOR OF A CONTRIBUTION TO THE CANDIDATE
OR HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE SHALL BE PRESUMED TO BE KNOWN TO SUCH
CANDIDATE OR HIS OR HER AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE. "INTERMEDIARY"  SHALL  NOT
INCLUDE SPOUSES, DOMESTIC PARTNERS, PARENTS, CHILDREN OR SIBLINGS OF THE
PERSON  MAKING  SUCH  CONTRIBUTION,  OR  ANY PAID OR VOLUNTEER FULL-TIME
CAMPAIGN WORKERS OR COMMERCIAL FUNDRAISING FIRMS RETAINED BY THE  CANDI-
DATE AND THE AGENTS THEREOF.
  2. WHEN CONTRIBUTIONS TOTALING ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR MORE ARE DELIV-
ERED  BY  THE INTERMEDIARY TO THE RECIPIENT CANDIDATE, AUTHORIZED CANDI-
DATE COMMITTEE OR PARTY COMMITTEE, THE INTERMEDIARY  SHALL  INDICATE  IN
WRITING  TO  THE  RECIPIENT CANDIDATE, AUTHORIZED CANDIDATE COMMITTEE OR
PARTY COMMITTEE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00071-01-1

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