senate Bill S1921

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires entities advertising for political purposes to disclose in such advertisements the source thereof

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S1921 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-107, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1566
2009-2010: S7479A

S1921 - Summary

Requires entities advertising for or against political candidates, ballot proposals, amendments, or such proceedings to disclose in such advertisements the source thereof; trade associations must disclose top 3 contributors; defines trade association.

S1921 - Sponsor Memo

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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