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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1162
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S1162 - Details
S1162 - Summary
Provides that upon the death of a candidate, former candidate or holder of elective office, remaining campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury unless a charitable organization has been designated to receive such moneys.
S1162 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1162 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to providing that campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury upon death of a candidate PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Provides that remaining campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury after the death of a candidate unless previous arrangements have been made to have the funds donated to a charity of the candidate's choice upon his or her death. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one (1) requires the disposal of campaign funds to the state comptroller (2) requires the treasurer of said political committee to notify the board of elections within 30 days of the candidates death (3) allows said candidate to designate a charitable organization to receive the balance of any monies. Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect 60 days after it has become law. JUSTIFICATION: In August 2009, it was revealed that the widow of the late Senator Ron
S1162 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1162 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. BRESLIN, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARKER -- 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 providing that campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury upon death of a candi- date 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 14-131 to read as follows: S 14-131. REQUIRED DISPOSAL OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS. 1. UPON THE DEATH OF A CANDIDATE, FORMER CANDIDATE OR HOLDER OF ELECTIVE OFFICE, WHO RECEIVED CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, ANY MONEYS REMAINING IN THE ACCOUNT OF A POLI- TICAL COMMITTEE FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING OR ELECTING SUCH CANDIDATE NOT OTHERWISE DUE AND OWED TO ANY PARTY SHALL BE PAID OVER TO THE COMPTROLLER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR DEPOSIT IN THE GENERAL TREASURY OF THE STATE. 2. THE TREASURER OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE SHALL NOTIFY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS UPON THE DEATH OF A CANDIDATE, FORMER CANDIDATE OR HOLDER OF ELECTIVE OFFICE. SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE FILED IN THE OFFICE IN WHICH THE COMMITTEE IS REQUIRED TO FILE STATEMENTS UNDER SECTION 14-110 OF THIS ARTICLE, WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE DEATH OF SUCH PERSON. 3. NOTWITHSTANDING SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, A CANDIDATE, FORMER CANDIDATE OR HOLDER OF ELECTIVE OFFICE MAY, AT ANY TIME, DESIG- NATE A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION TO RECEIVE THE BALANCE OF ANY MONEYS REMAINING IN THE ACCOUNT OF A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING OR ELECTING SUCH CANDIDATE UPON THE DEATH OF SUCH PERSON BY FILING A NOTICE TO THAT EFFECT WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL DEVELOP A FORM FOR SUCH PURPOSE. IF A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION DESIGNATED BY A CANDIDATE UNDER THIS SECTION IS EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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