senate Bill S3273

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to increasing fines and penalties for certain violations; requires refund of certain illegal contributions

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Jan 31, 2013 referred to elections

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S3273 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-126, El L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S890A
2009-2010: S4061B

S3273 - Summary

Relates to increasing fines and penalties for certain violations; requires refund of certain illegal contributions.

S3273 - Sponsor Memo

S3273 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3273

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- 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  increasing  penalties
  for certain violations

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

  Section 1.  Section 14-126 of the election law, as amended by  section
3  of  part  E of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 14-126. Violations; penalties. 1. Any person who  fails  to  file  a
statement  required  to  be  filed by this article shall be subject to a
civil penalty, not in excess of one thousand dollars, to be  recoverable
in a special proceeding or civil action to be brought by the state board
of elections [or other board of elections] PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-114 OF
THIS  CHAPTER.  Any  person  who,  three  or  more  times within a given
election cycle for such term of office, fails to  file  a  statement  or
statements  required  to be filed by this article, shall be subject to a
civil penalty, not in excess of ten thousand dollars, to be  recoverable
as provided for in this subdivision.
  2.  Any person who, acting as or on behalf of a candidate or political
committee, under circumstances evincing an intent to violate  such  law,
unlawfully accepts a contribution in excess of a contribution limitation
established  in  this  article,  shall be required to refund such excess
amount and shall be subject to a  civil  penalty  equal  to  the  excess
amount plus a fine of up to ten thousand dollars, to be recoverable in a
special  proceeding  or civil action to be brought by the state board of
elections.
  3. ANY PERSON WHO, ACTING AS OR ON BEHALF OF A CANDIDATE OR  POLITICAL
COMMITTEE,  UNDER  CIRCUMSTANCES EVINCING AN INTENT TO VIOLATE SUCH LAW,
UNLAWFULLY (A) EXPENDS CAMPAIGN FUNDS FOR A PERSONAL USE IN VIOLATION OF
THIS ARTICLE, OR (B) CONDUCTS ACTIVITIES  PROHIBITED  BY  THIS  ARTICLE,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01045-01-3

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