senate Bill S5094

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of campaign funds for attorney's fees

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

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S5094 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-130, El L

S5094 - Summary

Relates to the use of campaign funds to pay attorney's fees.

S5094 - Sponsor Memo

S5094 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5094

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. O'BRIEN, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN, GIANARIS,
  GIPSON,  HOYLMAN,  KRUEGER,  PERKINS,  SERRANO,  SQUADRON,   STAVISKY,
  STEWART-COUSINS,  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  the  use  of  campaign
  funds to pay attorney's fees

  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. Contributions received by a
candidate or a political  committee  may  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.  NO CAMPAIGN FUNDS SHALL BE USED TO PAY
ATTORNEY'S  FEES OR ANY COSTS OF DEFENDING AGAINST ANY CIVIL OR CRIMINAL
ACTION, INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION FOR ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF STATE  OR
FEDERAL  LAW  ALLEGED  TO  HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY A CANDIDATE, PUBLIC OR
PARTY OFFICIAL, MEMBERS OF THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY  OR  DOMESTIC  PARTNER
UNLESS  SUCH  EXPENDITURE IS USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR COSTS RELATED TO CIVIL
ACTIONS INSTITUTED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE SIXTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become a law; provided, however, that the state board of elections
shall notify  all  registered  campaign  committees  of  the  applicable
provisions  of  this  act  within  thirty days after this act shall have
become a law.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10322-02-3

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