|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S199
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S199 - Details
S199 - Summary
Restricts form, amount and time of political contributions by lobbyists and the acceptance of such contributions by public officials.
S199 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S199 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to restrictions on political contributions from lobbyists PURPOSE: The bill limits the dollar amount of political contributions that lobbyists can give to members of the legislature and that members can receive from lobbyists, and when the contributions can be given. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill adds new sections 1-u and 1-v to the legislative law. Section 1-u prohibits lobbyists from giving more than $250 per candidate per election and restricts contributions to July 1st through December 31st. Section 1-v places the same limits on what and when public officials can accept campaign contributions from lobbyists. JUSTIFICATION: This bill targets the issue of the adverse public perception generated by the large number of fundraising events in and around the capitol attended almost exclusively by lobbyists and their clients whose interests are before legislature. In addition to banning campaign fundraisers during session, my bill would also ban contributions during this period. This bill would bar both the offering and receipt
S199 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 199 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to restrictions on political contributions from lobbyists THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Sections 1-u and 1-v of the legislative law are redesig- nated sections 1-w and 1-x and two new sections 1-u and 1-v are added to read as follows: S 1-U. RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY LOBBYISTS. A LOBBY- IST SHALL NOT SOLICIT, MAKE OR TRANSMIT A CONTRIBUTION OR A REQUEST FOR A CONTRIBUTION FROM OR TO ANY PERSON, INCLUDING A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF A PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR PARTY COMMITTEE, FOR ELECTION TO ANY STATE OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OFFICE; EXCEPT THAT A LOBBYIST MAY MAKE A POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION UP TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS PER CANDI- DATE PER ELECTION; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT FOR STATE LEVEL PUBLIC OFFI- CIALS, SUCH CONTRIBUTION MAY ONLY BE MADE BETWEEN JULY FIRST AND DECEM- BER THIRTY-FIRST. S 1-V. RESTRICTIONS ON ACCEPTANCE OF POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS BY PUBLIC OFFICIALS. A PUBLIC OFFICIAL SHALL NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT, SOLICIT, OR TRANSMIT A CONTRIBUTION OR A REQUEST FOR A CONTRIBUTION FOR HIMSELF OR HERSELF OR ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL, POLITICAL COMMITTEE, OR CANDIDATE FROM OR ON BEHALF OF ANY LOBBYIST REGULATED BY THIS ARTICLE, EXCEPT THAT A PUBLIC OFFICIAL MAY ACCEPT POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM A LOBBYIST, UP TO TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS PER ELECTION; PROVIDED HOWEVER, THAT FOR STATE LEVEL PUBLIC OFFICIALS, SUCH CONTRIBUTION MAY ONLY BE MADE BETWEEN JULY FIRST AND DECEMBER THIRTY-FIRST. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00241-01-3
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