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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to elections|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to elections|
senate Bill S1921
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S1921 - Details
S1921 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1921 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the disclosure of sources for political advertisements PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that the public is fully informed of the sources of political advertisements in support of or in opposition to a candidate, or a ballot proposal or constitutional amend- ment, in order to prevent the sponsors of such communications from concealing their interests in the outcome by acting through third parties, such as trade associations. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Adds a new election law section Sec. 14-107, which defines independent expenditures and those affected by the bill, such as trade associations, and requires that whenever a person or trade association makes an independent expenditure of more than one thousand dollars for a political advertisement or other communication to the general public, the one paying for it must be identified, and the communication must state that it is not authorized by the candidate or his or her commit- tee. If the sponsor is a trade association, it must disclose its three largest contributors since January first of the year in which the adver- tisement is published, and, if the advertisement is made with respect to a presidential primary race, it must disclose the three largest contrib- utors since July first of the year before the primary. Willful violation
S1921 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1921 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 the disclosure of sources for political advertisements 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 14-107 to read as follows: S 14-107. INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE REPORTING. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (A) (I) "INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE" SHALL MEAN AN EXPENDITURE MADE BY A PERSON FOR AN AUDIO OR VIDEO COMMUNICATION TO A GENERAL PUBLIC AUDIENCE VIA BROADCAST, CABLE OR SATELLITE OR A WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TO A GENER- AL PUBLIC AUDIENCE VIA ADVERTISEMENTS, PAMPHLETS, CIRCULARS, FLYERS, BROCHURES, LETTERHEADS OR OTHER PRINTED MATTER AND STATEMENTS OR INFOR- MATION CONVEYED TO FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE MEMBERS OF A GENERAL PUBLIC AUDIENCE BY COMPUTER OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES WHICH: (A) EXPRESSLY ADVOCATES THE ELECTION OR DEFEAT OF A CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE OR THE SUCCESS OR DEFEAT OF A BALLOT PROPOSAL OR AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITU- TION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND (B) SUCH CANDIDATE, THE CANDIDATE'S POLITICAL COMMITTEE OR ITS AGENTS, OR A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FORMED TO PROMOTE THE SUCCESS OR DEFEAT OF A BALLOT PROPOSAL OR ITS AGENTS, DID NOT AUTHORIZE, REQUEST, SUGGEST, FOSTER OR COOPERATE IN ANY SUCH COMMU- NICATION. (II) INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES SHALL NOT INCLUDE: (A) A COMMUNICATION APPEARING IN A WRITTEN NEWS STORY, COMMENTARY, OR EDITORIAL DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE FACILITIES OF ANY BROADCASTING STATION, CABLE OR SATELLITE UNLESS SUCH PUBLICATION OR FACILITIES ARE OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY ANY POLITICAL PARTY, POLITICAL COMMITTEE OR CANDIDATE; OR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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