Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to elections
|Jan 31, 2013
referred to elections
Senate Bill S3272
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S3272 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S3272 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3272 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to disposition of campaign funds PURPOSE: This bill amends Article 14 of the Election Law to require that campaign funds are disposed of in a timely and appropriate manner after a candidate leaves office. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The Election Law is amended by adding a new section 14-132. Subdivision one requires an authorized candidate committee to dispose of all funds and close within four years after the end of a candidate's term office or date of the election in which the candidate was last filed, whichever is later. Subdivision two requires a candidate or political committee, including a committee formed to promote or defeat the passage of a ballot amendment to dispose of funds by: (1) returning funds pro rata to contributors; (2) donating the funds to a 501(c)(3) -designated organization; (3) donating the funds to the state university; (4) donating the funds to the state's general funds; (5) transferring the funds to a political party committee; or (6) contributing the funds to a candidate or political committee within the current contribution limits.
2013-S3272 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3272 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 31, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 disposition of campaign funds 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 14-132 to read as follows: S 14-132. DISPOSITION OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS. 1. AN AUTHORIZED CONTINUING CANDIDATE COMMITTEE FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL SHALL DISPOSE OF ALL FUNDS AND CLOSE WITHIN FOUR YEARS AFTER THE LATER OF (A) THE END OF THE INDIVID- UAL'S MOST RECENT TERM OF OFFICE, OR (B) THE DATE OF THE ELECTION IN WHICH THE INDIVIDUAL LAST WAS A FILED CANDIDATE. 2. ANY CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE REQUIRED TO DISPOSE OF FUNDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL, AT THE OPTION OF THE CANDIDATE, OR THE TREASURER OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED SOLELY TO PROMOTE THE PASSAGE OR DEFEAT OF A BALLOT PROPOSAL, DISPOSE OF SUCH FUNDS BY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING MEANS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF: A. RETURNING, PRO RATA, TO EACH CONTRIBUTOR THE FUNDS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN SPENT OR OBLIGATED; B. DONATING THE FUNDS TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS OF SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTERNAL REVEN- UE CODE; C. DONATING THE FUNDS TO THE STATE UNIVERSITY; D. DONATING THE FUNDS TO THE STATE'S GENERAL FUND; E. TRANSFERRING THE FUNDS TO A POLITICAL PARTY COMMITTEE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS; OR F. CONTRIBUTING THE FUNDS TO A CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE SUCH THAT THIS DOES NOT EXCEED THE LIMITS SET FORTH IN SECTION 14-114 OF THIS ARTICLE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01047-01-3
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