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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1144
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
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S1144 - Details
S1144 - Summary
Provides that contributions made by any person, firm, association or corporation to a member of the state legislature which are intended to be used by such member or on behalf of such member for the payment of legal services and other charges in connection with the legal defense of such member in any past or pending civil or criminal action shall be subject to similar monetary limitations and disclosure requirements set forth in the election law pertaining to campaign contributions.
S1144 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1144 REVISED 1/8/13 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the legislative law, in relation to the receipt of monies by members of the legislature for purposes of legal defense PURPOSE: Requires disclosure of monies received by members of the legislature for the purposes of legal defense. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one (1) requires legislators to disclose any special defense fund contributions to the Legislative Ethics Commission (2) defines contribution and applies to contributions made on or after January 1, 2013 (3) requires that any anonymous contributions received by a legislator for his/her defense fund turned over to the state comptroller for deposit into the state treasury. Section 2 amends the legislative law to include and define legal defense fund contributions among gifts from family, household or personal relationship.
S1144 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1144 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, KRUEGER, SAVINO, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the legislative law, in relation to the receipt of monies by members of the legislature for purposes of legal defense THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 77-b to read as follows: S 77-B. DISCLOSURE OF SPECIAL DEFENSE FUNDS RECEIVED BY MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE. 1. CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY ANY PERSON, FIRM, ASSOCIATION OR CORPORATION TO A MEMBER OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE WHICH ARE INTENDED TO BE USED BY SUCH MEMBER, OR ON BEHALF OF SUCH MEMBER, FOR THE PAYMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES AND OTHER CHARGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF SUCH MEMBER IN ANY PAST OR PENDING CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE MONETARY LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION 14-114 OF THE ELECTION LAW. SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE DISCLOSED ANNUALLY TO THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION ON SWORN STATE- MENTS SETTING FORTH THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF ANY RECEIPT OR CONTRIBUTION OR THE FAIR MARKET VALUE OF ANY RECEIPT OR CONTRIBUTION WHICH IS OTHER THAN OF MONEY, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE CONTRIBUTOR OR PERSON FROM WHOM RECEIVED. ANY STATEMENT REPORTING A LOAN SHALL HAVE ATTACHED TO IT A COPY OF THE EVIDENCE OF INDEBTEDNESS. THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE FORMS SUITABLE FOR SUCH STATEMENTS. 2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "CONTRIBUTION" MEANS ANY GIFT, SUBSCRIPTION, ADVANCE, OR DEPOSIT OF MONEY OR ANY THING OF VALUE, MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEGAL DEFENSE OF A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE IN CONNECTION WITH A CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ACTION AGAINST SUCH MEMBER, INCLUD- ING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPENSATION FOR THE PERSONAL SERVICES OF ANY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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