senate Bill S1566

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires entities advertising for political purposes to disclose in such advertisements the source thereof

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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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S1566 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A195
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-107, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7479A, A10976A

S1566 - Summary

Requires entities advertising for or against political candidates, ballot proposals, amendments, or such proceedings to disclose in such advertisements the source thereof; trade associations must disclose top 3 contributors; defines trade association.

S1566 - Sponsor Memo

S1566 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1566

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ADDABBO, KRUEGER, OPPENHEIMER, PARKER, SQUADRON --
  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 the disclosure of
  sources for political advertisements

  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 14-107
to read as follows:
  S 14-107. INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE REPORTING. 1. FOR PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  (I) "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE" SHALL MEAN AN EXPENDITURE MADE BY A
PERSON FOR AN AUDIO OR VIDEO COMMUNICATION TO A GENERAL PUBLIC  AUDIENCE
VIA BROADCAST, CABLE OR SATELLITE OR A WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TO A GENER-
AL  PUBLIC  AUDIENCE  VIA  ADVERTISEMENTS, PAMPHLETS, CIRCULARS, FLYERS,
BROCHURES, LETTERHEADS OR OTHER PRINTED MATTER AND STATEMENTS OR  INFOR-
MATION  CONVEYED  TO  FIVE  HUNDRED  OR MORE MEMBERS OF A GENERAL PUBLIC
AUDIENCE BY COMPUTER OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES  WHICH:  (A)  EXPRESSLY
ADVOCATES  THE  ELECTION  OR DEFEAT OF A CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE OR
THE SUCCESS OR DEFEAT OF A BALLOT PROPOSAL OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITU-
TION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND (B) SUCH  CANDIDATE,  THE  CANDIDATE'S
POLITICAL  COMMITTEE  OR  ITS AGENTS, OR A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED TO
PROMOTE THE SUCCESS OR DEFEAT OF A BALLOT PROPOSAL OR  ITS  AGENTS,  DID
NOT  AUTHORIZE, REQUEST, SUGGEST, FOSTER OR COOPERATE IN ANY SUCH COMMU-
NICATION.
  (II) INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES SHALL NOT INCLUDE:
  (A) A COMMUNICATION APPEARING IN A WRITTEN NEWS STORY, COMMENTARY,  OR
EDITORIAL   DISTRIBUTED  THROUGH  THE  FACILITIES  OF  ANY  BROADCASTING
STATION, CABLE OR SATELLITE UNLESS SUCH PUBLICATION  OR  FACILITIES  ARE
OWNED  OR  CONTROLLED  BY  ANY  POLITICAL  PARTY, POLITICAL COMMITTEE OR
CANDIDATE; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00480-01-1

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