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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to elections|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to elections|
senate Bill S53
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S53 - Details
S53 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S53 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to contribution limitations PURPOSE: To reduce campaign contribution limits for candidates for election to a party position or public office or for nomination to public office where current contribution limits exceed $9,500 for candidates for election or $6,000 for candidates for nomination. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill would set contribution limits for campaigns for statewide office or citywide office in New York City at $9,500 for candidates for election or $6,000 for candidates for nomination (or between $2,000 and $6,000 for minor party candidates, based on an existing formula that is unchanged by this bill). This bill would not affect local laws currently in place in New York City, which currently set limits for citywide candidates that are lower than the limits in state law. JUSTIFICATION: It is widely believed that our campaign finance laws need substantial changes to ensure the integrity of elections in our state. This bill does not address the broad range of issues that might be addressed in
S53 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 53 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 contribution limita- tions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs a and b of subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law, as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, are amended to read as follows: 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] TWO thousand dollars nor more than [twelve] SIX thousand dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjust- ment described in paragraph c of this subdivision, and (ii) in the case of any election to a public office, [twenty-five] NINE thousand FIVE HUNDRED dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjust- ment 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 nomination to public office an amount equivalent to the product of the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025, and in the case of any election for a public office, an amount equivalent to the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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