senate Bill S181

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to uniform maximum contributions for all candidates regardless of position or office

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2013 referred to elections

S181 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14-114, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S54, A5894
2009-2010: S7061, A656A

S181 - Summary

Relates to uniform maximum contributions for all candidates regardless of position or office.

S181 - Sponsor Memo

S181 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  contribution  limita-


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of  the  election  law,  as
amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992, paragraphs a and b as amended
by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  1. [The following limitations apply to all contributions to candidates
for election to any public office or for nomination for any such office,
or  for  election  to  any  party positions, and to all contributions to
political committees working directly or indirectly with  any  candidate
to  aid or participate in such candidate's nomination or election, other
than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee:
  a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of
the entire state, or for nomination to any such office,  no  contributor
may  make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, and no
candidate or political committee may accept any  contribution  from  any
contributor,  which is in the aggregate amount greater than:  (i) in the
case of any nomination to public office, the product of the total number
of enrolled voters in the candidate's  party  in  the  state,  excluding
voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.005, but such amount shall be
not  less  than  four  thousand  dollars  nor  more than twelve thousand
dollars as increased or decreased  by  the  cost  of  living  adjustment
described  in  paragraph  c of this subdivision, and (ii) in the case of
any election  to  a  public  office,  twenty-five  thousand  dollars  as
increased  or  decreased  by  the cost of living adjustment described in
paragraph c of this subdivision;  provided  however,  that  the  maximum
amount  which  may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from

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


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