senate Bill S4705A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the "2014 Fair Elections Act"

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2014 print number 4705c
amend and recommit to elections
Feb 26, 2014 print number 4705b
amend (t) and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 03, 2013 print number 4705a
amend and recommit to elections
Apr 18, 2013 referred to elections

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S4705 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9885D

S4705 - Summary

Enacts the "2014 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S4705 - Sponsor Memo

S4705 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4705

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA,
  BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER,
  PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, TKACZYK -- 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 enacting the "2013 Fair
  Elections  Act";  to amend the election law, the state finance law and
  the tax law, in relation to  providing  for  optional  partial  public
  financing  of  certain  election campaigns in this state; and to amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "2013 Fair Elections Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declarations. The  legislature  declares
that  is  in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democratic
political system  in  which  citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. The  legislature  further  declares  that  large  and
unregulated  independent  expenditures  deliberately  distort issues and
facts  thereby  giving  their  financial  backers  undue  influence   in
elections.  Therefore, the legislature finds it necessary to establish a
system of public financing for all qualified candidates for state  elec-
tive  offices  and  constitutional convention delegates. The legislature
further finds that a new system of public financing would be best admin-
istered by a new "fair elections board" empowered with  effective  over-
sight and enforcement capabilities dedicated to working with and assist-
ing candidates excel in the public financing system.
  S  3.  Subdivision 3, paragraph (c) of subdivision 9-A and subdivision
17 of section 3-102 of the  election  law,  subdivisions  3  and  17  as
amended  by  chapter 9 of the laws of 1978, paragraph (c) of subdivision

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02247-11-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4705A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9885D

S4705A - Summary

Enacts the "2014 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S4705A - Sponsor Memo

S4705A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4705--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, ADAMS, ADDABBO, AVELLA,
  BRESLIN, DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER,
  PERALTA, PERKINS, RIVERA, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, TKACZYK -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2013 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2013 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature declares
that is in the public interest to create and ensure a  truly  democratic
political  system  in  which  citizens,  irrespective  of  their income,
status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to  compete
for  public  office.  The  legislature  further  declares that large and
unregulated independent expenditures  deliberately  distort  issues  and
facts   thereby  giving  their  financial  backers  undue  influence  in
elections. Therefore, the legislature finds it necessary to establish  a
system  of public financing for all qualified candidates for state elec-
tive offices and constitutional convention  delegates.  The  legislature
further finds that a new system of public financing would be best admin-
istered  by  a new "fair elections board" empowered with effective over-
sight and enforcement capabilities dedicated to working with and assist-
ing candidates excel in the public financing system.
  S 3. Subdivision 3, paragraph (c) of subdivision 9-A  and  subdivision
17  of  section  3-102  of  the  election  law, subdivisions 3 and 17 as

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02247-20-3

Co-Sponsors

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S4705B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9885D

S4705B - Summary

Enacts the "2014 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S4705B - Sponsor Memo

S4705B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4705--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN,
  DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER, PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON, STAVISKY, TKACZYK -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2014 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2014 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declarations. The legislature declares
that is in the public interest to create and ensure a  truly  democratic
political  system  in  which  citizens,  irrespective  of  their income,
status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to  compete
for  public  office.  The  legislature  further  declares that large and
unregulated independent expenditures  deliberately  distort  issues  and
facts   thereby  giving  their  financial  backers  undue  influence  in
elections. Therefore, the legislature finds it necessary to establish  a
system  of public financing for all qualified candidates for state elec-
tive offices and constitutional convention  delegates.  The  legislature
further finds that a new system of public financing would be best admin-
istered  by  a new "fair elections board" empowered with effective over-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02247-32-4

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S4705C (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd El L, generally; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A9885D

S4705C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "2014 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S4705C (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4705C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4705--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. STEWART-COUSINS, GIANARIS, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN,
  DILAN, ESPAILLAT, GIPSON, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LATIMER, PERALTA,
  PERKINS,  RIVERA,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON, STAVISKY, TKACZYK -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Elections -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted
  as  amended  and  recommitted  to said committee -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Elections in accordance with Senate Rule  6,  sec.  8  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2014 Fair
  Elections  Act";  to amend the election law, the state finance law and
  the tax law, in relation to  providing  for  optional  partial  public
  financing  of  certain  election campaigns in this state; and to amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "2014 Fair Elections Act".
  S 2. Legislative findings and declarations. The  legislature  declares
that  is  in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democratic
political system  in  which  citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office.   Therefore, the legislature finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices  and  constitutional  convention  delegates.  The
legislature further finds that a new system of public financing would be
best  administered by a new "fair elections board" empowered with effec-
tive oversight and enforcement capabilities dedicated  to  working  with
and assisting candidates excel in the public financing system.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02247-39-4

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