senate Bill S4794

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Creates the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2011

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S4794 - Bill Details

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Law Section:
Penal Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§10.00, 195.20, 200.00, 200.03 & 200.04, add §§195.18 & 200.28, Pen L; amd §§73-a & 74, ren §81 to be §80, add §80, Pub Off L; amd §80, Leg L; amd §94, Exec L; ren §99-d to be §99-t, add §99-u, St Fin L; amd §211, Judy L; amd §§14-100, 14-104, 14-108 & 14-120, El L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7707A

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Creates the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act; increases penalties for violations relating to scheme to defraud the government, duty to provide faithful public services, bribery; increases penalties for financial disclosure violations by public officials; relates to community project grants; provides for an executive community projects fund; inspection of annual statements; election law provisions.

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BILL NUMBER:S4794

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing penalties
for violations relating to scheme to defraud the government,
bribery, and duty to provide faithful public services;
to amend the public officers law, in relation to faithful public
services
and increases penalties for
financial disclosure violations, and in relation to community project
grants; to amend the legislative law, in relation
to reporting requirements;
to amend the
executive law, in relation to making technical changes thereto; to amend
the state finance law, in relation to the legislative community
projects fund and executive community projects fund; to amend the
judiciary law, in relation to the inspection of annual statements of
financial disclosure; and to
amend the election law, in relation to campaign contributions and
expenditures

PURPOSE:
The legislation will create the "Public Corruption Prevention and
Enforcement Act of 2011.
This act defines and promotes "faithful public service" and provides
criminal and civil penalties for the violation of this conduct.

The "Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2011"
clarifies the definition of self-dealing, scheme to defraud, bribery
and defines the penalties for such crimes as various levels of a
felony. Real reform and regulation is proposed in this act by
increasing transparency and penalties regarding member-items,
financial disclosure forms, and campaign contributions.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - creates the "Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement
Act of 2011."

Section 2 - Amends PL § 10.00 to define "scheme for PL §§ 195.18 and
195.20 and "faithful public services" and "self-dealing."

Section 3 - Amends PL § 195.20 to create the crime of scheme to
defraud the government in the first degree, a D felony.

Section 4 - Adds new PL § 195.18, to create the crime of scheme to
defraud the government in the first degree, an E felony.

Sections 5, 6 and 7 Amend PL §§ 200,00, 200.03 and 200.04 to make
changes to address a common law issue involving burden of proof.

Section 8 Adds new PL § 200.28 to create a duty to provide faithful
services for public servants.

Section 9 Amends POL §73-a(3) to add new question 20 to the annual
statements of financial disclosure related to non-profits and


reporting individuals and their spouse or domestic partner and their
relatives.

Section 10 Amends POL § 74(1) to define "faithful public services" and
"self-dealing" for officers and employees of a state agency, members
of the legislature and legislative employees.

Section 11 Amends POL § 74(3) to add the duty of faithful services to
the Code of Ethics.

Section 12 Amends POL § 74(4) to add a penalty for violation for
scheme to defraud and the duty of faithful public services, an E
felony.

Section 13 Adds new POL § 80 to create guidelines and prohibitions for
members items, enforced by the attorney general and penalties for
violations, enforced by the attorney general and any district attorney.

Section 14 Amends Leg. Law § 80(14)(1) to require the disclosure of
the value categories on annual statements of financial disclosure
filed by members of the legislature, candidates for member of the
legislature and legislative employees when statements are released to
the public.

Section 15 Amends Exec. Law § 94(17)(a)(1) to require the disclosure
of the value categories on annual statements of financial disclosure
filed by statewide elected officials, candidates for statewide
elected officials, executive branch officers and employees and
political party chairs when statements are released to the public.

Section 16 Amends State Finance Law § 99-d to rename the section
"Legislative community projects fund."

Section 17 Adds State Finance Law § 99-u to create the "Executive
community projects fund."

Section 18 Amends Jud. Law § 211(4) to require the disclosure of the
value categories on annual statements of financial disclosure filed
by judges, candidates for judge and employees of the unified court
system when statements are released to the public.

Section 19 Amends § EL 14-100 to make technical changes related to
gifts.

Section 20 Amends § EL 14-104(1) to make changes related to filing
of statements and to require separate disclosure by candidates and
their spouse or domestic partner for gifts and loans, not issued by
an financial institution, in excess of $1 ,000 for one year prior to
designation and at other regular filing times.

Section 21 Amends § EL 14-108 to make technical changes related to
disclosure of gifts.

Section 22 Amends § EL 14-120 to make technical changes related to
contribution and loans.

Section 23 is the severability clause.


Section 24 is the effective dates, immediately, except for sections
nine through twenty-two which shall take effect on the 60th day after
becoming law.

JUSTIFICATION:
With Albany's growing reputation for scandal, combined with the public
perception and mistrust of elected officials there's a true sense of
urgency for real reform in the New York State Legislature. The
"Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2011" combines
preventative measures against corruption with stricter forms of
enforcement for those who violate the law.

Elected officials hold a tremendous amount of public trust and have a
serious responsibility to perform faithful services to their
constituents. This bill creates a defined duty for public servants in
the Penal Law as well as the Public Officers Law. The duty described
applies to all public servants elected within the state, their
employees and appointees, and is defined as conduct that is free of
undisclosed self-dealing and free of the unauthorized or unlawful
conferral of benefits.

Under this legislation, knowing and intentional violations of the duty
to provide faithful public services may be prosecuted by any district
attorney or an enforcement action may be brought by a state
commissions with ethics oversight.

This legislation will expand the limited existing crime of Defrauding
the Government and create the crime of Scheme to Defraud the
Government in the First and Second Degree. Currently, the law is
limited to schemes to defraud government agencies of money or
property and schemes involving public servants. Under this act others
who seek to corrupt the operation of government will now be included.
This violation will be punishable as either a class D or E felony,
depending on the nature of the offense.

In addition, three sections of bribery involving public servants in
the Penal Law are amended to reflect the proper standard of proof and
to ensure offers to bribes are punished seriously.
The bill amends bribery in the first, second and third degrees in
order to create a crime similar to the public bribery statutes
consistent with commercial bribery, sports bribery, and labor bribery.

An imperative piece of this legislation creates new standards, which
strengthen ethics requirements and increase transparency regarding
community projects grants, commonly known as "member-items." Under
The Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act of 2011,
not-for-profits or other organizations are barred from receiving a
grant if they have been; barred by a government agency in any
jurisdiction within the last five years; failed to file a tax return
or to pay taxes in the last five years; or used a third-party or
agent to secure the grant. If the standards are violated, the
attorney general will have the jurisdiction to recover the grant
through an action under the Executive Law.

In addition, this act prohibits legislators from sponsoring or
requesting any grants if they themselves, a relative, or spouse is a
director, officer or trustee of the not-for-profit or organization


receiving any grant. Legislators, their spouses and relatives are
also banned from having a financial interest in or receiving any
financial benefit from a grant. The attorney general and any district
attorney will have jurisdiction to investigate and prosecute the
prohibitions,

Finally, real campaign finance reform will be enacted in regards to
the Public Officers and Election Law to reduce public corruption. The
categories of value or amounts on the annual statements of financial
disclosure filed in all three branches of state government are
disclosed to the public upon release. Current provisions in law and
rules allow this information to be redacted. A question is also added
to the annual statement of financial disclosure requiring the
reporting individual to disclose relationships with non-profits.
Finally, candidates for public office and their spouse or domestic
partner are required to report gifts or loans for the twelve months
preceding a candidate designation.

Although the New York State Legislature has many dedicated and
hardworking members, this legislation will help clarify ethics laws,
while providing stricter penalties and measures of enforcement

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  4794

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to increasing  penalties  for
  violations  relating to scheme to defraud the government, bribery, and
  duty to provide faithful public services; to amend the public officers
  law, in relation to faithful public services and  increases  penalties
  for  financial  disclosure  violations,  and  in relation to community
  project grants; to amend the legislative law, in relation to reporting
  requirements; to amend the executive law, in relation to making  tech-
  nical  changes thereto; to amend the state finance law, in relation to
  the  legislative  community  projects  fund  and  executive  community
  projects  fund;  to  amend  the  judiciary  law,  in  relation  to the
  inspection of annual statements of financial disclosure; and to  amend
  the  election  law, in relation to campaign contributions and expendi-
  tures

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

  Section  1.  This  act  shall be known and may be cited as the "public
corruption prevention and enforcement act of 2011".
  S 2. Section 10.00 of the penal law is amended  by  adding  three  new
subdivisions 21, 22 and 23 to read as follows:
  21.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF SECTIONS 195.18 AND 195.20 OF THIS CHAPTER
"SCHEME" MEANS ANY PLAN, PATTERN,  DEVICE,  CONTRIVANCE,  OR  COURSE  OF
ACTION,  AND "INTENT TO DEFRAUD" INCLUDES AN INTENT TO DEPRIVE THE STATE
OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OR A GOVERNMENTAL INSTRUMENTALI-
TY OF FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES.
  22. "FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES" MEANS CONDUCT THAT IS  FREE  OF  UNDIS-
CLOSED  SELF-DEALING  AND FREE OF THE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLAWFUL CONFERRAL
OR INTENDED CONFERRAL OF A BENEFIT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ON A  PUBLIC
SERVANT.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00391-02-1

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  23.  "SELF-DEALING"  MEANS ANY ACTION TAKEN BY A PUBLIC SERVANT IN HIS
OR HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH INTENT  TO  BENEFIT  HIMSELF  OR  HERSELF,
DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AND WHICH RELATES TO HIS OR HER PRIVATE BUSINESS
INTERESTS.
  S  3.  Section 195.20 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 1 of the
laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
S 195.20 [Defrauding] SCHEME TO DEFRAUD  the  government  IN  THE  FIRST
           DEGREE.
  A  person is guilty of [defrauding] A SCHEME TO DEFRAUD the government
IN THE FIRST DEGREE when, being a public servant  or  party  officer  OR
ACTING IN CONCERT WITH A PUBLIC SERVANT OR PARTY OFFICER, he or she:
  (a)  engages  in  a scheme constituting a systematic ongoing course of
conduct with intent to:
  (i) defraud the state or a political subdivision of  the  state  or  a
governmental instrumentality within the state; or
  (II) to obtain property, services or other resources from the state or
a  political  subdivision of the state or a governmental instrumentality
within the state by false or fraudulent  pretenses,  representations  or
promises; or
  [(ii)] (III) defraud the state or a political subdivision of the state
or  a  governmental  instrumentality  within  the state by making use of
property, services or resources of the state, political  subdivision  of
the state or a governmental instrumentality within the state for private
business purposes or other compensated non-governmental purposes; and
  (b) EITHER (I) so obtains property, services or other resources with a
value  in  excess  of  one  thousand  dollars from such state, political
subdivision or governmental instrumentality, OR (II) CONFERS OR  OBTAINS
A  BENEFIT OR BENEFITS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITH A COMBINED VALUE IN
EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.
  [Defrauding] SCHEME TO DEFRAUD the government IN THE FIRST DEGREE is a
class [E] D felony.
  S 4. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 195.18  to  read
as follows:
S 195.18 SCHEME TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SECOND DEGREE.
  A PERSON IS GUILTY OF A SCHEME TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SECOND
DEGREE  WHEN,  BEING  A  PUBLIC  SERVANT  OR  PARTY OFFICER OR ACTING IN
CONCERT WITH A PUBLIC SERVANT OR PARTY OFFICER, HE OR SHE ENGAGES  IN  A
SCHEME  CONSTITUTING  A SYSTEMATIC ONGOING COURSE OF CONDUCT WITH INTENT
TO:
  (A) DEFRAUD THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF  THE  STATE  OR  A
GOVERNMENTAL INSTRUMENTALITY WITHIN THE STATE; OR
  (B)  OBTAIN  PROPERTY, SERVICES OR OTHER RESOURCES FROM THE STATE OR A
POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE  OR  A  GOVERNMENTAL  INSTRUMENTALITY
WITHIN  THE  STATE  BY FALSE OR FRAUDULENT PRETENSES, REPRESENTATIONS OR
PROMISES; OR
  (C) DEFRAUD THE STATE OR A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF  THE  STATE  OR  A
GOVERNMENTAL INSTRUMENTALITY WITHIN THE STATE BY MAKING USE OF PROPERTY,
SERVICES  OR  RESOURCES OF THE STATE, POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE
OR A GOVERNMENTAL INSTRUMENTALITY WITHIN THE STATE FOR PRIVATE  BUSINESS
PURPOSES OR OTHER COMPENSATED NON-GOVERNMENTAL PURPOSES.
  SCHEME  TO  DEFRAUD  THE  GOVERNMENT IN THE SECOND DEGREE IS A CLASS E
FELONY.
  S 5. Section 200.00 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 833 of the
laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 200.00 Bribery in the third degree.

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  A person is guilty of bribery in the  third  degree  when  he  OR  SHE
confers,  or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon a public serv-
ant [upon an agreement or understanding that] WITH THE INTENT TO  INFLU-
ENCE  such public servant's vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or
exercise of discretion as a public servant [will thereby be influenced].
  Bribery in the third degree is a class D felony.
  S 6. Section 200.03 of the penal law, as amended by chapter 833 of the
laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows:
S 200.03 Bribery in the second degree.
  A  person  is  guilty  of  bribery in the second degree when he OR SHE
confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit valued in excess  of
ten  thousand dollars upon a public servant [upon an agreement or under-
standing that] WITH THE INTENT TO INFLUENCE such public servant's  vote,
opinion,  judgment,  action,  decision  or  exercise  of discretion as a
public servant [will thereby be influenced].
  Bribery in the second degree is a class C felony.
  S 7. Section 200.04 of the penal law, as added by chapter 276  of  the
laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
S 200.04 Bribery in the first degree.
  A  person  is  guilty  of  bribery  in the first degree when he OR SHE
confers, or offers or agrees to confer, any benefit upon a public  serv-
ant  [upon an agreement or understanding that] WITH THE INTENT TO INFLU-
ENCE such public servant's vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision  or
exercise  of discretion as a public servant [will thereby be influenced]
in the investigation, arrest, detention, prosecution or incarceration of
any person for the commission or alleged commission of a class A  felony
defined in article two hundred twenty of [the penal law] THIS PART or an
attempt to commit any such class A felony.
  Bribery in the first degree is a class B felony.
  S  8.  The penal law is amended by adding a new section 200.28 to read
as follows:
S 200.28 DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES.
  FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE DUTIES OF  A  PUBLIC  SERVANT  SHALL
INCLUDE  BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED  TO  THE  DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC
SERVICES.  IN EXECUTING THE DUTIES OF HIS OR HER  OFFICE,  EVERY  PUBLIC
SERVANT  SHALL  HAVE THE DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES TO HIS
OR HER CONSTITUENTS AND THE STATE OR POLITICAL SUBDIVISION  THEREOF,  AS
APPLICABLE.  IN EXECUTING THE DUTIES OF HIS OR HER OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT,
EVERY PUBLIC SERVANT SHALL ALSO HAVE THE DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC
SERVICES TO A STATE OR LOCAL AGENCY OR LEGISLATURE, AS APPLICABLE.
  S 9. Subdivision 3 of section 73-a  of  the  public  officers  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 20 to read as follows:
  20. IF THE REPORTING INDIVIDUAL, SUCH REPORTING INDIVIDUAL'S SPOUSE OR
DOMESTIC  PARTNER  IS A NON-COMPENSATED DIRECTOR, OFFICER OR TRUSTEE, OR
SUCH REPORTING INDIVIDUAL'S RELATIVE OR A  RELATIVE  OF  SUCH  REPORTING
INDIVIDUAL'S  SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER IS EMPLOYED IN ANY POSITION AT,
FOR OR WITHIN A NON-PROFIT ENTITY IN NEW  YORK  STATE  AS  DESCRIBED  IN
SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE CODE, LIST BELOW
THE  NAME OF THE ENTITY, BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE ENTITY, NAME OF SPOUSE,
DOMESTIC PARTNER OR OTHER RELATIVE,  DEGREE  OF  RELATIONSHIP  WITH  THE
REPORTING  INDIVIDUAL  AND  TITLE  OF THE COMPENSATED OR NON-COMPENSATED
POSITION.
ENTITY NAME/        NAME OF SPOUSE/     DEGREE OF      TITLE OR
ADDRESS             DOMESTIC PARTNER/   RELATIONSHIP   POSITION
                    RELATIVE

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  S  10.  Subdivision  1  of  section  74 of the public officers law, as
amended by chapter 1012 of the laws of 1965, the  opening  paragraph  as
amended  by  chapter  14  of  the  laws  of  2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. [Definition. As used in this  section:]  DEFINITIONS  OF  TERMS  OF
GENERAL USE IN THIS SECTION:
  A.  The  term "state agency" shall mean any state department, or divi-
sion, board, commission, or bureau of any state department or any public
benefit corporation or public authority at least one of whose members is
appointed by  the  governor  or  corporations  closely  affiliated  with
specific  state agencies as defined by paragraph (d) of subdivision five
of section fifty-three-a of the state finance law or their successors.
  B. The term "legislative employee" shall mean any officer or  employee
of the legislature but it shall not include members of the legislature.
  C. THE TERM "FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES" SHALL MEAN CONDUCT THAT IS FREE
OF  UNDISCLOSED  SELF-DEALING  AND  FREE OF THE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNLAWFUL
CONFERRAL OR INTENDED CONFERRAL OF A BENEFIT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, ON
AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF A STATE AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE  LEGISLATURE  OR
LEGISLATIVE  EMPLOYEE.    EVERY  OFFICER  OR EMPLOYEE OF A STATE AGENCY,
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL HAVE A  DUTY  OF
FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES WITH RESPECT TO HIS OR HER CONSTITUENTS AND THE
STATE OR TO A STATE AGENCY OR LEGISLATURE, AS APPLICABLE.
  D.  THE  TERM "SELF-DEALING" SHALL MEAN ANY ACTION TAKEN BY AN OFFICER
OR EMPLOYEE OF A STATE AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR  LEGISLATIVE
EMPLOYEE  IN HIS OR HER OFFICIAL CAPACITY WITH INTENT TO BENEFIT HIMSELF
OR HERSELF, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, AND WHICH  RELATES  TO  HIS  OR  HER
PRIVATE BUSINESS INTERESTS.
  S  11.  Subdivision  3  of  section  74  of the public officers law is
amended by adding a new paragraph j to read as follows:
  J. IN EXECUTING THE DUTIES OF HIS OR  HER  OFFICE,  EVERY  OFFICER  OR
EMPLOYEE  OF  A  STATE  AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE
EMPLOYEE SHALL HAVE THE DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES TO  HIS
OR  HER  CONSTITUENTS  AND  THE  STATE,  AS APPLICABLE. IN EXECUTING THE
DUTIES OF HIS OR HER OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT, EVERY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE  OF
A  STATE AGENCY, MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE SHALL
ALSO HAVE THE DUTY TO PROVIDE FAITHFUL PUBLIC SERVICES TO A STATE AGENCY
OR THE LEGISLATURE, AS APPLICABLE.
  S 12. Subdivision 4 of section 74  of  the  public  officers  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  14  of  the  laws  of  2007, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Violations. In addition to  any  penalty  contained  in  any  other
provision of law any such officer, member or employee who shall knowing-
ly  and  intentionally violate any of the provisions of this section may
be fined, suspended or removed from office or employment in  the  manner
provided  by  law.  Any  such individual who knowingly and intentionally
violates the provisions of paragraph b, c, d or i of  subdivision  three
of  this section shall be subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to
exceed ten thousand dollars and the value of any gift,  compensation  or
benefit  received as a result of such violation. Any such individual who
knowingly and intentionally violates the provisions of paragraph a, e or
g of subdivision three of this section  shall  be  subject  to  a  civil

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penalty  in  an amount not to exceed the value of any gift, compensation
or benefit received as a result of such violation.  ANY SUCH  INDIVIDUAL
WHO  KNOWINGLY  AND INTENTIONALLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH J
OF SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY
IN  AN  AMOUNT  NOT  TO EXCEED TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND THE VALUE OF ANY
GIFT, COMPENSATION OR BENEFIT RECEIVED AS A RESULT  OF  SUCH  VIOLATION.
ANY  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL  WHO,  AS PART OF OR IN FURTHERANCE OF A SCHEME OR
ARTIFICE TO DEFRAUD A  STATE  AGENCY,  THE  LEGISLATURE,  ANY  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION,  HIS OR HER CONSTITUENTS OR THE STATE, AS APPLICABLE, KNOW-
INGLY AND INTENTIONALLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH J OF SUBDI-
VISION THREE OF THIS SECTION SHALL, IN ADDITION TO ANY PENALTY CONTAINED
IN THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, BE GUILTY OF  A  CLASS  E
FELONY.
  S  13.  Section 80 of the public officers law is renumbered section 81
and a new section 80 is added to article 4 to read as follows:
  S 80. COMMUNITY PROJECT  GRANTS.  1.  DEFINITIONS.  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION:
  (A)  THE  TERM  "COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT" SHALL MEAN A BUDGETARY ALLO-
CATION AS FUNDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND  AS  DEFINED
IN  SECTION  NINETY-NINE-V  OF  THE STATE FINANCE LAW, AND THE EXECUTIVE
COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW AT THE DISCRETION AND REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF
THE LEGISLATURE FOR A NOT-FOR-PROFIT AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (D) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION, UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, SCHOOL DISTRICT OR MUNICIPALITY;
  (B) THE TERM "SPONSOR" SHALL MEAN THE GOVERNOR  OR  A  MEMBER  OF  THE
LEGISLATURE WHO MAKES A REQUEST FOR A COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT;
  (C) THE TERM "GRANTEE" SHALL MEAN THE RECIPIENT OF A COMMUNITY PROJECT
GRANT;
  (D) THE TERM "NOT-FOR-PROFIT" SHALL MEAN AN ENTITY QUALIFIED AS EXEMPT
FOR  FEDERAL  TAX  PURPOSES UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE UNITED STATES
INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.
  (E) THE TERM "RELATIVE" SHALL MEAN AN  INDIVIDUAL'S  SPOUSE,  DOMESTIC
PARTNER,  CHILD,  STEPCHILD,  STEPPARENT,  OR ANY PERSON WHO IS A DIRECT
DESCENDENT OF THE GRANDPARENTS OF SUCH INDIVIDUAL OR  OF  THE  REPORTING
INDIVIDUAL'S SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER.
  2.  STANDARDS.  (A)  NO  SPONSOR  SHALL MAKE A REQUEST FOR A COMMUNITY
PROJECT GRANT UNLESS:
  (I) THE GRANTEE  IS  A  NOT-FOR-PROFIT,  UNIVERSITY,  COLLEGE,  SCHOOL
DISTRICT AND/OR MUNICIPALITY; AND
  (II)  THE  GRANTEE,  IF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, HAS BEEN INCORPORATED IN THE
STATE OF NEW YORK FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO APRIL FIRST OF THE YEAR
IN WHICH THE COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT IS REQUESTED AND IS REGISTERED WITH
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL UNDER SECTION ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-TWO OF THE EXECU-
TIVE LAW.
  (B) NO GRANTEE SHALL RECEIVE A COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT IF:
  (I) THE GRANTEE HAS BEEN BARRED BY A GOVERNMENT AGENCY IN  ANY  JURIS-
DICTION  AS  A  RESULT  OF INAPPROPRIATE OR UNLAWFUL ACTIVITY WITHIN THE
LAST FIVE YEARS;
  (II) ANY COMPENSATED OR NON-COMPENSATED DIRECTOR, OFFICER  OR  TRUSTEE
OF  A GRANTEE, IF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT, HAS BEEN CONVICTED OR CHARGED WITH A
FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR THAT IS RELATED  TO  THE  ADMINISTRATION  OF  SUCH
GRANTEE'S BUSINESS WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS;
  (III) THE GRANTEE HAS FAILED TO FILE A REQUIRED FEDERAL, STATE OR CITY
TAX RETURN OR PAY TAXES OWED WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

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  (C) WHERE A VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION IS ALLEGED
TO  HAVE  OCCURRED,  THE  ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL HAVE JURISDICTION UNDER
SECTION SIXTY-THREE-C OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  3.  PROHIBITIONS.  (A)  NO  SPONSOR  SHALL REQUEST A COMMUNITY PROJECT
GRANT FOR A GRANTEE IF THE SPONSOR OR A RELATIVE OF SUCH  SPONSOR  IS  A
COMPENSATED OR NON-COMPENSATED DIRECTOR, OFFICER OR TRUSTEE.
  (B) NO SPONSOR OR ANY RELATIVE OF SUCH SPONSOR WHO REQUESTS A COMMUNI-
TY PROJECT GRANT SHALL HAVE A FINANCIAL INTEREST, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, TO
SUCH  GRANTEE  OR  HAS  RECEIVED  OR WILL RECEIVE ANY FINANCIAL BENEFIT,
EITHER DIRECTLY  OR  INDIRECTLY,  FROM  SUCH  GRANTEE  OR  FROM  MATTERS
CONTAINED IN THE COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT.
  (C) ANY SPONSOR WHO KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY VIOLATES ANY PROVISION
OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.  THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL AND ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL  HAVE  CONCURRENT  AUTHORITY  TO
INVESTIGATE AND PROSECUTE VIOLATIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  4.    WAIVER  OF  STANDARDS.  A  SPONSOR MAY REQUEST A WAIVER FROM THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION
TWO OF THIS SECTION.  IN ASSESSING WHETHER OR NOT TO ISSUE A WAIVER, THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL CONSIDER THE HISTORY OF THE  SPONSOR,  THE  SUIT-
ABILITY  OF  A  POTENTIAL  COMMUNITY  PROJECT GRANT FOR THE SPONSOR, THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF ANY PREVIOUS GRANTS UNDER THE COMMUNITY  PROJECT  FUND,
AND ANY OTHER FACTORS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DEEMS APPROPRIATE.
  5.  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY PROMULGATE RULES
AND REGULATIONS NECESSARY TO EFFECTUATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 14. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph a of subdivision 14 of section 80 of
the legislative law, as amended by chapter 14 of the laws  of  2007,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (1)  the  information  set  forth  in an annual statement of financial
disclosure, INCLUDING THE CATEGORIES OF VALUE OR AMOUNT, filed  pursuant
to  section seventy-three-a of the public officers law except [the cate-
gories of value or amount which shall be confidential,  and  any  other]
ANY  item  of information deleted pursuant to paragraph i of subdivision
seven of this section;
  S 15. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 17 of section  94
of  the  executive law, as amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 2007, is
amended to read as follows:
  (1) the information set forth in  an  annual  statement  of  financial
disclosure,  INCLUDING THE CATEGORIES OF VALUE OR AMOUNT, filed pursuant
to section seventy-three-a of the public officers law except [the  cate-
gories  of  value  or  amount,  which shall remain confidential, and any
other] ANY item of information deleted  pursuant  to  paragraph  (h)  of
subdivision nine of this section;
  S  16.  Section 99-d of the state finance law, as added by chapter 474
of the laws of 1996, is renumbered section 99-v and the section heading,
as added by chapter 474 of the laws  of  1996,  and  subdivision  1,  as
amended  by section 2 of part BB of chapter 686 of the laws of 2003, are
amended to read as follows:
  [Community] LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY projects fund. 1.  There  is  hereby
established in the joint custody of the comptroller and the commissioner
of  taxation  and  finance a special fund to be known as the LEGISLATIVE
community projects fund. This fund may have separate accounts designated
pursuant to a specific appropriation to such account or  pursuant  to  a
written  suballocation  plan  approved  in a memorandum of understanding
executed by the director of the budget,  the  secretary  of  the  senate
finance  committee  and  the  secretary  of  the assembly ways and means
committee. Such suballocation shall be submitted to the comptroller.

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  S 17. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-u to
read as follows:
  S  99-U.  EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTAB-
LISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMPTROLLER AND THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
TAXATION  AND FINANCE A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE EXECUTIVE COMMU-
NITY PROJECTS FUND. THIS FUND  MAY  HAVE  SEPARATE  ACCOUNTS  DESIGNATED
PURSUANT  TO  A  SPECIFIC APPROPRIATION TO SUCH ACCOUNT OR PURSUANT TO A
WRITTEN SUBALLOCATION PLAN APPROVED IN  A  MEMORANDUM  OF  UNDERSTANDING
EXECUTED  BY  THE  DIRECTOR  OF  THE BUDGET, THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
FINANCE COMMITTEE AND THE SECRETARY  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY  WAYS  AND  MEANS
COMMITTEE. SUCH SUBALLOCATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE COMPTROLLER.
  2. SUCH FUND SHALL CONSIST OF MONIES TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND FROM THE
GENERAL  FUND/STATE PURPOSES ACCOUNT, OR ANY OTHER MONIES REQUIRED TO BE
TRANSFERRED OR DEPOSITED, PURSUANT TO LAW. MONIES MAY NOT BE TRANSFERRED
OR LOANED  BETWEEN  THE  ACCOUNTS  OF  THIS  FUND,  UNLESS  SPECIFICALLY
PROVIDED  (A)  BY  LAW,  OR  (B) BY LETTER SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE
BUDGET, BUT ONLY UPON THE JOINT REQUEST OF THE SECRETARY OF  THE  SENATE
FINANCE  COMMITTEE  AND  THE  SECRETARY  OF  THE ASSEMBLY WAYS AND MEANS
COMMITTEE.
  3. (A) AS REQUIRED TO MAKE TIMELY PAYMENTS  FROM  SUCH  ACCOUNTS  UPON
PRESENTMENT  OF  PROPER  VOUCHERS  THEREFOR, THE STATE COMPTROLLER SHALL
MAKE TRANSFERS TO ANY ACCOUNT IN THIS FUND UP TO  THE  AMOUNTS  ANNUALLY
SPECIFIED  FOR  TRANSFER TO SUCH ACCOUNT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVI-
SION TWO OF THIS SECTION, BUT ONLY FROM SUCH FUND OR FUNDS AUTHORIZED TO
PROVIDE SUCH TRANSFERS.
  (B) BY THE CLOSE OF EACH FISCAL YEAR, ALL REMAINING  AMOUNTS  NOT  YET
TRANSFERRED  SHALL  BE  TRANSFERRED TO THE DESIGNATED ACCOUNTS FOR WHICH
SUCH TRANSFERS WERE AUTHORIZED, UP TO THE TOTAL  AMOUNTS  SPECIFIED  FOR
TRANSFER  TO  EACH  ACCOUNT  IN EACH FISCAL YEAR, PURSUANT TO LAW AND IN
COMPLIANCE WITH SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING  SECTION  FORTY  OF  THIS  CHAPTER  OR  ANY  OTHER
PROVISION  OF  LAW,  APPROPRIATIONS  OF THIS FUND SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR
LIABILITIES INCURRED DURING AND AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE FISCAL  YEAR  FOR
WHICH SUCH APPROPRIATIONS ARE ENACTED, PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT SUCH APPRO-
PRIATIONS  SHALL  LAPSE  ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING THE
CLOSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR, AND NO MONIES SHALL THEREAFTER BE PAID OUT  OF
THE STATE TREASURY OR ANY OF ITS FUNDS OR THE FUNDS UNDER ITS MANAGEMENT
PURSUANT TO SUCH APPROPRIATIONS.
  5.  THE  DIRECTOR  OF THE BUDGET SHALL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL
FOR ANY APPROPRIATION IN ANY ACCOUNT OF THIS  FUND  NO  LATER  THAN  THE
LATER  OF  SIXTY  DAYS AFTER THE ENACTMENT OF SUCH APPROPRIATION OR FIVE
DAYS AFTER THE EXECUTION OF A WRITTEN SUBALLOCATION PLAN PURSUANT TO THE
PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  APPROVAL  SHALL
SATISFY ANY OTHER REQUIREMENT FOR A CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL.
  6.  (A)  THE  STATE  SHALL  NOT BE LIABLE FOR PAYMENTS PURSUANT TO ANY
CONTRACT, GRANT OR AGREEMENT MADE PURSUANT TO AN  APPROPRIATION  IN  ANY
ACCOUNT  OF  THIS FUND IF INSUFFICIENT MONIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER
TO SUCH ACCOUNT OF THIS  FUND,  AFTER  REQUIRED  TRANSFERS  PURSUANT  TO
SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS SECTION. EXCEPT WITH RESPECT TO, GRANTS, OR
AGREEMENTS EXECUTED BY ANY STATE OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, DEPARTMENT, INSTITU-
TION, COMMISSION, BOARD, OR OTHER AGENCY  OF  THE  STATE  PRIOR  TO  THE
EFFECTIVE  DATE  OF  THIS SECTION, ANY CONTRACT, GRANT OR AGREEMENT MADE
PURSUANT TO  AN  APPROPRIATION  IN  THIS  FUND  SHALL  INCORPORATE  THIS
PROVISION AS A TERM OF SUCH CONTRACT, GRANT OR AGREEMENT.
  (B)  THE  EXHAUSTION  OF  FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SUCH TRANSFERS SHALL NOT
PRECLUDE THE APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS HEREUNDER  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  ONE

S. 4794                             8

HUNDRED  TWELVE  OF THIS CHAPTER. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF
LAW, INTEREST SHALL NOT BE DUE TO ANY RECIPIENT FOR  ANY  LATE  PAYMENTS
MADE  FROM  THIS FUND WHICH RESULT FROM INSUFFICIENT MONIES BEING AVAIL-
ABLE IN AN ACCOUNT OF THIS FUND.
  7.  MONIES SHALL BE PAID OUT OF SUCH ACCOUNTS ON THE AUDIT AND WARRANT
OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER ON VOUCHERS CERTIFIED OR APPROVED BY  THE  HEAD
OF THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY.
  S 18. Subdivision 4 of section 211 of the judiciary law, as amended by
chapter 188 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  4. By September first, nineteen hundred eighty-eight, the chief judge,
after  consultation  with the administrative board, shall approve a form
of annual statement of financial disclosure which form  shall  apply  to
all  judges, justices, officers and employees of the courts of record of
the unified court system, who receive annual compensation  at  or  above
the  filing  rate defined by paragraph (l) of subdivision one of section
seventy-three-a of the public officers law or are determined to  hold  a
policy-making position pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated
pursuant to this subdivision. Such form of annual statement of financial
disclosure  shall  be  substantially  similar  to  the form set forth in
subdivision three of section seventy-three-a of the public officers law.
Within one year after approval of such form, the chief judge shall cause
the chief administrator of the courts to promulgate rules or regulations
which require every judge, justice, officer and employee of  the  courts
of  record of the unified court system, who receives annual compensation
at or above the filing rate defined by paragraph (l) of subdivision  one
of  section  seventy-three-a of the public officers law or is determined
to hold a policy-making position, to report the information required  by
the  approved  form effective first with respect to a filing which shall
be required in nineteen  hundred  ninety-one  (generally  applicable  to
information  for  the preceding calendar year) and thereafter, effective
for future annual filings. Such rules and regulations shall also provide
for the determination, by the appointing authority, of policy-makers who
shall be required to file the annual statement of  financial  disclosure
required by this subdivision. Any judge, justice, officer or employee of
the  courts  of record of the unified court system who, pursuant to such
rules or regulations, is required to file a completed  annual  statement
of financial disclosure and who makes such filing in accordance with the
requirements  contained in such rules or regulations, shall be deemed to
have satisfied the requirements of any other law mandating the filing of
a completed annual statement of financial disclosure for the  applicable
calendar  year  which  might  otherwise  apply to such judges, justices,
officers or employees, and no duplicate  filing  shall  be  required  on
account  of  any  other such law, notwithstanding the provisions of such
other law.  NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE SIX OF THE  PUBLIC
OFFICERS  LAW  OR  ANY  RULE  OR  REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, THE ETHICS
COMMISSION FOR THE UNIFIED COURT SYSTEM SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE FOR  PUBLIC
INSPECTION  THE  INFORMATION SET FORTH IN THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF FINAN-
CIAL DISCLOSURE FILED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION, INCLUDING THE  CATE-
GORIES  OF VALUE OR AMOUNT. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISION OF ARTICLE SIX
OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, THE ETHICS COMMISSION FOR THE UNIFIED  COURT
SYSTEM  MAY  CHOOSE  TO KEEP CONFIDENTIAL THE NAMES OF THE UNEMANCIPATED
CHILDREN ON THE ANNUAL STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE FILED  PURSUANT
TO THIS SUBDIVISION, ANY ITEM OF INFORMATION DELETED PURSUANT TO JUDICI-
ARY RULES AND OTHER RECORDS OF SUCH COMMISSION AS IT SEES FIT.

S. 4794                             9

  S 19. Paragraph 1 and the opening paragraph of paragraph 3 of subdivi-
sion  9  of section 14-100 of the election law, as amended by chapter 70
of the laws of 1983, are amended to read as follows:
  (1)  any  gift, subscription, outstanding loan (to the extent provided
for in section 14-114 of this [chapter] ARTICLE), advance, or deposit of
money or any thing of value, made in connection with the nomination  for
election,  or election, of any candidate, or made to promote the success
or defeat of a political party or principle, or of any ballot proposal,
  any payment, by any person other  than  a  candidate  or  a  political
committee authorized by the candidate, made in connection with the nomi-
nation for election or election of any candidate, or any payment made to
promote  the  success or defeat of a political party or principle, or of
any ballot proposal including but not limited to  compensation  for  the
personal  services  of  any  individual which are rendered in connection
with a candidate's  election  or  nomination  without  charge;  provided
however,  that none of the foregoing IN THIS PARAGRAPH shall be deemed a
contribution if it is made, taken or performed by  a  candidate  or  his
spouse or by a person or a political committee independent of the candi-
date  or  his  OR  HER  agents or authorized political committees.   For
purposes of this article, the term "independent of the candidate or  his
agents or authorized political committees" shall mean that the candidate
or  his  agents  or  authorized  political committees did not authorize,
request, suggest, foster or cooperate in any such activity; and provided
further, that the term contribution shall not include:
  S 20. Subdivision 1 of section 14-104 of the election law, as  amended
by chapter 430 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  (A) Any candidate for election to public office, or for nomination
for public office at a contested primary election or convention, or  for
election  to  a  party position at a primary election, shall file state-
ments sworn, or subscribed and bearing a form notice that  false  state-
ments  made  therein are punishable as a class A misdemeanor pursuant to
section 210.45 of the penal law, at the times prescribed by this article
setting forth the particulars specified by section 14-102 of this  arti-
cle, as to all moneys or other valuable things, paid, given, expended or
promised  by  him  OR  HER, EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS
SUBDIVISION to aid his OR HER own nomination or election, or to  promote
the  success  or defeat of a political party, or to aid or influence the
nomination or election or the defeat of any other candidate to be  voted
for  at  the  election or primary election or at a convention, including
contributions to political committees, officers, members or agents ther-
eof, and transfers, receipts and contributions to him OR HER to be  used
for  any  of  the purposes above specified, or in lieu thereof, any such
candidate may file such a sworn statement at the first filing period, on
a form prescribed by the state board of elections  that  such  candidate
has  NOT  made [no] ANY such expenditures OR RECEIVED ANY FUNDS and does
not intend to make any such expenditures,  except  through  a  political
committee  authorized  by  such  candidate  pursuant  to this article. A
committee authorized by such a candidate may fulfill all of  the  filing
requirements  of  this  [act] ARTICLE on behalf of such candidate.  IF A
CANDIDATE FILES A SWORN STATEMENT  PURSUANT  TO  THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE
CANDIDATE BECOMES AN AGENT OF THE COMMITTEE.
  (B) ANY CANDIDATE FOR ELECTION TO PUBLIC OFFICE, OR FOR NOMINATION FOR
PUBLIC  OFFICE  AT  A CONTESTED PRIMARY ELECTION OR CONVENTION, AND SUCH
CANDIDATE'S SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER, SHALL FILE STATEMENTS SWORN,  OR
SUBSCRIBED  AND BEARING A FORM NOTICE THAT FALSE STATEMENTS MADE THEREIN
ARE PUNISHABLE AS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR PURSUANT TO  SECTION  210.45  OF

S. 4794                            10

THE  PENAL LAW, DISCLOSING ALL GIFTS AND ALL LOANS, EXCLUDING LOANS FROM
A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION, IN EXCESS OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS  (I)  BY  THE
LAST DATE TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE A DESIGNATION OR NOMINATION, WHICHEVER IS
EARLIER,  IF THE CANDIDATE HAS NOT DECLINED, FOR THE TWELVE MONTHS IMME-
DIATELY PRECEDING SUCH STATEMENT AND (II) AT TIMES  PRESCRIBED  BY  THIS
ARTICLE SETTING FORTH THE PARTICULARS IN SECTION 14-102 OF THIS ARTICLE.
A  COMMITTEE  AUTHORIZED  BY  A  CANDIDATE  MAY  NOT  FULFILL THE FILING
REQUIREMENTS OF THIS PARAGRAPH ON  BEHALF  OF  SUCH  CANDIDATE  OR  SUCH
CANDIDATE'S SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER.
  S  21. Subdivision 2 of section 14-108 of the election law, as amended
by chapter 109 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  2. Each statement shall cover the  period  up  to  and  including  the
fourth  day  next  preceding  the  day specified for the filing thereof;
provided, however, that any contribution, GIFT or loan in excess of  one
thousand  dollars,  if  received  after  the  close  of the period to be
covered in the last statement  filed  before  any  primary,  general  or
special  election  but  before  such election, shall be reported, in the
same manner as other contributions, GIFTS OR LOANS,  within  twenty-four
hours after receipt.
  S 22.  Subdivision 1 of section 14-120 of the election law, as amended
by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
  1. No person shall in any name except his own, directly or indirectly,
make  a  CONTRIBUTION,  LOAN  OR payment or a promise of A CONTRIBUTION,
LOAN OR payment to a candidate or political committee or to any  officer
or member thereof, or to any person acting under its authority or in its
behalf  or  on  behalf of any candidate, nor shall any such committee or
any such person or candidate knowingly receive a CONTRIBUTION,  LOAN  OR
payment or promise of A CONTRIBUTION, LOAN OR payment, or enter or cause
the  same to be entered in the accounts or records of such committee, in
any name other than that of the person or persons by whom  it  is  made.
IT  SHALL  BE  NO DEFENSE TO A VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION THAT THE PERSON
GIVING THE CONTRIBUTION, LOAN OR PAYMENT PROVIDES THE CONTRIBUTION, LOAN
OR PAYMENT TO A CANDIDATE PRIOR  TO  THE  CANDIDATE  GIVING  IT  TO  THE
CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE.
  S  23. If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part of this act
shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be  invalid,
such  judgment  shall  not  affect,  impair, or invalidate the remainder
thereof.
  S 24. This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however,  that
sections  nine  through  twenty-two of this act shall take effect on the
sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.

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