senate Bill S44

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Decreases contribution limits; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2012 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to elections
Jan 05, 2011 referred to elections

S44 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5878
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-114, rpld §14-124 sub 3, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S4549C, A8753A, S4549A

S44 - Summary

Reduces campaign contributions limits for candidates for election to public office or party position.

S44 - Sponsor Memo

S44 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   44

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. 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 decreasing contribution
  limitations; and to repeal subdivision 3  of  section  14-124  of  the
  election law relating thereto

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the  election  law,  as
amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992, paragraphs a and b as amended
by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  The following limitations apply to all contributions to candidates
for election to any public office or for nomination for any such office,
or for election to any party positions,  and  to  all  contributions  to
political  committees  working directly or indirectly with any candidate
to aid or participate in such candidate's nomination or election,  other
than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee:
  a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of
the  entire  state, or for nomination to any such office, no contributor
may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, and  no
candidate  or  political  committee may accept any contribution from any
contributor, which is in the aggregate amount greater than:  (i) in  the
case of any nomination to public office, the product of the total number
of  enrolled  voters  in  the  candidate's party in the state, excluding
voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.005, but such amount shall be
not less than four thousand dollars nor more than [twelve] FIVE thousand
dollars as increased or decreased  by  the  cost  of  living  adjustment
described  in  paragraph  c of this subdivision, and (ii) in the case of
any election to a public office, [twenty-five] FIVE thousand dollars  as
increased  or  decreased  by  the cost of living adjustment described in
paragraph c of this subdivision[; provided  however,  that  the  maximum
amount  which  may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from
any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister, and  the
spouse  of  any  such persons, shall not exceed in the case of any nomi-

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