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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1131
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1131 - Details
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §14-102, rpld sub 5, El L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1131 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1131 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to statements of campaign receipts; and to repeal certain provisions of the election law relating thereto PURPOSE: To provide in law an explicit requirement for the itemization of items purchased on a campaign credit card for purposes of reporting requirements. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one. Subdivision 5 of section 14-102 of the election law is REPEALED, subdivision 1, as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 1978, and as redesignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978 is amended to require expenditures to report on an itemized basis those item purchased and the amount said item costs. JUSTIFICATION: New York State has some of the laxest campaign finance laws in the nation. Moreover, several loopholes exist that are exploited to further reduce the effectiveness of New York's campaign disclosure laws. One particular loophole, which this bill addresses, pertains to the reporting of purchases made with a campaign credit card. Under
S1131 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1131 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY -- 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 statements of campaign receipts; and to repeal certain provisions of the election law relat- ing thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 14-102 of the election law is REPEALED, subdivision 1, as amended by chapter 8 of the laws of 1978, and as redesignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows: 1. The treasurer of every political committee which, or any officer, member or agent of any such committee who, in connection with any election, receives or expends any money or other [valuable thing] ITEM OF VALUE or incurs any liability to pay money or its equivalent 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 the penal law, at the times prescribed by this article setting forth all the receipts, contributions to and the expenditures by and liabilities of the committee, and of its officers, members and agents in its behalf. Such statements shall include the dollar amount of any receipt, contribution or transfer, or the fair market value of any receipt, contribution or transfer, which is other than of money, the name and address of the transferor, contributor or person from whom received, and if the transferor, contributor or person is a political committee; the name of and the political unit represented by the committee, the date of its receipt, the dollar amount of every expenditure, the name and address of the person to whom it was made or the name of and the political unit represented by the committee to which EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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