senate Bill S1162

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides that remaining campaign accounts be transferred to the state treasury after death of a candidate

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

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S1162 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-131, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1163
2009-2010: S6259

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

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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