senate Bill S7036B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "2012 Fair Elections Act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 02, 2012 print number 7036b
May 02, 2012 amend and recommit to elections
Apr 25, 2012 print number 7036a
Apr 25, 2012 amend and recommit to elections
Apr 24, 2012 referred to elections

Co-Sponsors

S7036 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9885
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S839, A4980
2015-2016: S4007

S7036 - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S7036 - Sponsor Memo

S7036 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7036

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108,  14-110,
14-112,  14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,
14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and  a  new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.
        14-206. OPTIONAL PUBLIC FINANCING.
        14-208. CONTRIBUTION AND RECEIPT LIMITATIONS.
        14-210. LIMITATIONS ON THE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7036A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9885
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S839, A4980
2015-2016: S4007

S7036A - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S7036A - Sponsor Memo

S7036A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7036--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SAMPSON, ESPAILLAT, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections  Act";  to amend the election law, the state finance law and
  the tax law, in relation to  providing  for  optional  partial  public
  financing  of  certain  election campaigns in this state; and to amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declaration.   The legislature  declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic  political  system  in  which citizens, irrespective of their income,
status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to  compete
for  public  office.  Therefore,  the  legislature finds it necessary to
establish a system of public financing for all qualified candidates  for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S  2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108, 14-110,
14-112, 14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126,  14-127,
14-128  and  14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and a new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.
        14-206. OPTIONAL PUBLIC FINANCING.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S7036B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9885
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-c, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S839, A4980
2015-2016: S4007

S7036B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S7036B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7036B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7036--B

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SAMPSON, ADAMS, BRESLIN, DUANE, ESPAILLAT, GIANARIS,
  HUNTLEY,  MONTGOMERY,  OPPENHEIMER,  PERKINS,  RIVERA, SERRANO, SMITH,
  SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Elections  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 Fair
  Elections  Act";  to amend the election law, the state finance law and
  the tax law, in relation to  providing  for  optional  partial  public
  financing  of  certain  election campaigns in this state; and to amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "2012 Fair Elections Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declaration.   The legislature  declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic  political  system  in  which citizens, irrespective of their income,
status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to  compete
for  public  office.  Therefore,  the  legislature finds it necessary to
establish a system of public financing for all qualified candidates  for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S  2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-108, 14-110,
14-112, 14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126,  14-127,
14-128  and  14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and a new
title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

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

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