senate Bill S3110

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to defining permissible personal use of campaign contributions

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 30, 2013 referred to elections

S3110 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1248
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-130 & 14-102, add §14-132, El L; amd §74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A321
2009-2010: A812C

S3110 - Summary

Relates to defining permissible personal use of campaign contributions; provides options for the disposition of unused campaign funds; prohibits certain state and legislative employees from accepting campaign contributions for election to state or federal office.

S3110 - Sponsor Memo

S3110 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3110

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections

AN ACT to amend the  election  law  and  the  public  officers  law,  in
  relation to campaign funds for personal use

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

  Section 1. Section 14-130 of the election law, as added by chapter 152
of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows:
  S 14-130. Campaign funds for personal use. 1.  Contributions  received
by  a  candidate  or a political committee may ONLY be expended for [any
lawful purpose. Such funds shall not be converted by  any  person  to  a
personal  use  which is unrelated to a political campaign or the holding
of a public office  or  party  position]  BONA  FIDE  PURPOSES  DIRECTLY
RELATED TO EITHER:
  A. PROMOTING THE NOMINATION OR ELECTION OF A CANDIDATE; OR
  B.  PERFORMING  THOSE  DUTIES OF PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION WHICH
ARE NOT PAID FOR OR ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT BY THE STATE OR ANY POLI-
TICAL SUBDIVISION OR PRIVATE PARTY.
  2. PERMISSIBLE ORDINARY AND NECESSARY EXPENSES RELATING TO THE HOLDING
OF PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION SHALL INCLUDE:
  A. PRODUCTION AND CIRCULATION OF FLYERS  OR  OTHER  WRITTEN  MATERIALS
RELATED  TO  DUTIES  OF OFFICEHOLDER; THE PLACEMENT OF HOLIDAY GREETINGS
AND CONGRATULATORY ADS AND MEMORIAL NOTICES IN LOCAL  NEWSPAPERS,  MAGA-
ZINES, JOURNALS OR OTHER PUBLICATION;
  B.  SPONSORSHIP OR HOSTING OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS; TICKETS OR DONATIONS
TO LOCAL CHARITABLE, NON-PROFIT OR POLITICAL  EVENTS,  ORGANIZATIONS  OR
ACTIVITIES  THAT  PROMOTE  THE  WELFARE  OF  CONSTITUENTS  OR  POLITICAL
CAMPAIGNS;
  C. INCIDENTAL EXPENDITURES FOR THE OPERATION OF  LEGISLATIVE  OFFICES,
INCLUDING  PURCHASE OF ITEMS SUCH AS MEMORIAL OR GET-WELL GIFTS, FLOWERS
OR SIMILAR ITEMS OF NOMINAL VALUE FOR CONSTITUENTS OR OTHERS;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03754-01-3

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