senate Bill S2789

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a candidate to designate a committee of not less than 3 persons to appoint and remove the treasurer of his or her campaign committee

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Jun 11, 2014 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 06, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 05, 2014 1st report cal.497
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 12, 2013 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 10, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2013 1st report cal.1147
Jan 23, 2013 referred to elections

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May 5, 2014 - Elections committee Vote

S2789
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: May 5, 2014

Jun 3, 2013 - Elections committee Vote

S2789
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Elections Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2013

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S2789 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A395
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง14-104, El L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7432, A10265

S2789 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a candidate to designate a committee of not less than 3 persons to appoint and remove the treasurer of his or her campaign committee.

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BILL NUMBER:S2789

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to the
appointment and removal of the treasurer of a candidate committee

PURPOSE: Allows candidates to appoint a financial disclosure committee
for purpose of appointing a treasurer.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amend Election Law to allow candidates for
public office to designate a committee of up to three persons to
appoint a treasurer to their political committee. This committee may
designate the treasurer of such political committee.

JUSTIFICATION: Under current law political committees are controlled
by a campaign treasurer appointed by the candidate. There is no
provision for a situation where the candidate dies or is incapacitated
and still has money in their campaign account. This bill would allow a
candidate to appoint up to three persons to serve as a committee to
oversee the appointment of the campaign treasurer on behalf of the
candidate to ensure the appropriate use of the campaign funds.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-2012 - S.7432/A.10265

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately

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

                                  2789

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  appointment  and
  removal of the treasurer of a candidate committee

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-104 of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  430  of  the  laws  of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  1. Any candidate for election to public office, or for nomination  for
public  office  at  a  contested  primary election or convention, or for
election to a party position at a primary election,  shall  file  state-
ments  sworn,  or subscribed and bearing a form notice that false state-
ments made therein are punishable as a class A misdemeanor  pursuant  to
section 210.45 of the penal law, at the times prescribed by this article
setting  forth the particulars specified by section 14-102 of this arti-
cle, as to all moneys or other valuable things, paid, given, expended or
promised by him OR HER to aid his OR HER own nomination or election,  or
to  promote  the  success  or  defeat of a political party, or to aid or
influence the nomination or election or the defeat of any  other  candi-
date to be voted for at the election or primary election or at a conven-
tion, including contributions to political committees, officers, members
or  agents  thereof, and transfers, receipts and contributions to him OR
HER to be used for any of the purposes above specified, or in lieu ther-
eof, any such candidate may file such a sworn  statement  at  the  first
filing period, on a form prescribed by the state board of elections that
such candidate has made no such expenditures and does not intend to make
any  such  expenditures, except through a political committee authorized
by such candidate pursuant to this article.  SUCH CANDIDATE  MAY  DESIG-
NATE  A  COMMITTEE OF NO LESS THAN THREE PERSONS WHO SHALL BE AUTHORIZED
TO APPOINT AND REMOVE THE TREASURER OF ANY AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE  OF  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01685-03-3

S. 2789                             2

CANDIDATE.  THE  DESIGNATION  OF  THE  COMMITTEE SHALL BE EVIDENCED IN A
WRITING FILED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BY THE CANDIDATE AUTHOR-
IZING THE COMMITTEE. A committee authorized  by  such  a  candidate  may
fulfill  all  of  the  filing requirements of this act on behalf of such
candidate.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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