senate Bill S1159

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits the number and type of party committees which may be formed by state committees to receive or spend contributions to support or oppose candidates

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

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S1159 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A440
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-121, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S917, A1339
2009-2010: S559, A836

S1159 - Summary

Limits the number and type of party committees which may be formed by state committees to receive or spend contributions in support or opposition to candidates for election to public office to; establishes one committee for each of the 3 types of committees specified: state senate, state assembly and federal account.

S1159 - Sponsor Memo

S1159 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1159

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, SMITH, STAVISKY
  -- 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 limiting the number and
  type  of party committees which may be established by state committees
  for the receipt and expenditure of campaign contributions  to  aid  in
  the election or defeat of candidates for public office

  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  14-121
to read as follows:
  S  14-121.  NUMBER AND TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEES WHICH MAY BE FORMED BY
STATE COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF  RECEIVING  AND  EXPENDING  CAMPAIGN
CONTRIBUTIONS  IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION TO CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO
PUBLIC OFFICE LIMITED.  1.  STATE  COMMITTEES  MAY  ESTABLISH  ONLY  THE
FOLLOWING  TYPES  OF  PARTY  COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING AND
EXPENDING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
DATES FOR ELECTION TO PUBLIC OFFICE:
  A.  STATE  SENATE  PARTY  COMMITTEE.  THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
DATES FOR ELECTION TO STATE SENATE IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
  B.  STATE  ASSEMBLY  PARTY COMMITTEE. THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
DATES FOR ELECTION TO STATE ASSEMBLY IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
  C.  FEDERAL  ACCOUNT PARTY COMMITTEE. THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
DATES  FOR  ELECTION  TO FEDERAL OFFICE IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS
PROVIDED THAT SUCH COMMITTEE IS ALSO IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01186-01-3

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