Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014
referred to elections
|Apr 22, 2013
reported and committed to finance
|Jan 09, 2013
referred to elections
Senate Bill S962
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-S962 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S962 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "clean campaign finance act"; directs the state board of elections to contract with a certified public accountancy firm to review and audit a randomly selected 3% of the candidates who run for the state legislature during each general election; provides that such review and audit shall analyze each candidate's compliance with the provisions of the election law.
2013-S962 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S962 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to directing the state board of elections to contract with a certified public accountancy firm for the audit and review of the campaign receipts and expenditures of three percent of the candidates for election to the state legislature PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to improve oversight over campaign finance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 2. Adds a section 3-112 to election law that would call for the review and audit of certain candidates for state legislative seats. The state board of elections will contract with the lowest responsible bidder which meets all requirements set by the board to be the designated certified public accountancy agency by December 1st of each even numbered year. CPA firms will be ineligible for bidding if they have been selected in the previous five years to ensure proper rotation. On or before January 10th of each odd numbered year the state board of elections shall conduct a public lottery selecting not less than three percent of all candidates whose names appeared on the general election ballot for election to the state legislature. The selected CPA firm shall audit and review for compliance the selected candidates and submit a report with findings to the state
2013-S962 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 962 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIBOUS -- 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 directing the state board of elections to contract with a certified public accountancy firm for the audit and review of the campaign receipts and expendi- tures of three percent of the candidates for election to the state legislature 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 "clean campaign finance act". S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 3-112 to read as follows: S 3-112. REVIEW AND AUDIT OF COMPLIANCE WITH ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE. 1. ON OR BEFORE THE FIRST OF DECEMBER OF EACH EVEN NUMBERED YEAR, THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL CONTRACT WITH A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY FIRM TO CONDUCT A REVIEW AND AUDIT OF CERTAIN CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE. SUCH CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED TO THE LOWEST RESPON- SIBLE BIDDER WHICH MEETS ALL THE REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH BOARD'S SOLICITA- TION FOR BIDS; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, NO CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY FIRM SHALL BE AWARDED SUCH CONTRACT IF IT HAS BEEN AWARDED A CONTRACT PURSU- ANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION IN THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS. 2. ON OR BEFORE THE TENTH DAY OF JANUARY OF EACH ODD NUMBERED YEAR, THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL SELECT BY LOTTERY, AT A PUBLIC DRAW- ING, NOT LESS THAN THREE PERCENT OF ALL THE CANDIDATES WHOSE NAMES APPEARED ON THE BALLOT FOR ELECTION TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE AT THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING GENERAL ELECTION. 3. THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY FIRM SHALL REVIEW AND AUDIT ALL STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER BY THOSE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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