senate Bill S1144

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the disclosure of monies received by members of the legislature for purposes of legal defense

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S1144 - Details

Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §77-b, Pub Off L; amd §§1-c & 80, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S590A
2009-2010: S6260A

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

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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