senate Bill S1460

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to defining the term "express advocacy"

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S1460 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A690
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, El L

S1460 - Summary

Relates to the defining the term "express advocacy".

S1460 - Sponsor Memo

S1460 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1460

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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  defining  the  term
  "express advocacy"

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-100 of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  71  of  the  laws  of  1988, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. "political committee" means any corporation aiding or promoting and
any committee, political club or combination  of  one  or  more  persons
operating  or co-operating to aid or to promote the success or defeat of
a political party or principle, or of any ballot proposal; or to aid  or
take  part in the election or defeat of a candidate for public office or
to aid or take part in the election or defeat of a candidate  for  nomi-
nation  at  a  primary election or convention, including all proceedings
prior to such primary election, or of a candidate for any party position
voted for at a primary election, or to aid or defeat the  nomination  by
petition  of  an independent candidate for public office; but nothing in
this article shall apply  to  any  committee  or  organization  for  the
discussion  or  advancement of political questions or principles without
connection with any vote or to a national committee  organized  for  the
election  of  presidential  or  vice-presidential  candidates;  PROVIDED
HOWEVER THAT EXPRESS ADVOCACY AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION TWELVE  OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE; provided,
[however] FURTHER, that a person or corporation making  contribution  or
contributions  to  a  candidate or a political committee which has filed
pursuant to section 14-118 OF THIS  ARTICLE  shall  not,  by  that  fact
alone, be deemed to be a political committee as herein defined.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02373-01-3

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