senate Bill S5127

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to campaign funds for personal use

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 10, 2013 referred to elections

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S5127 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-130, add §14-132, El L

S5127 - Summary

Relates to campaign funds for personal use.

S5127 - Sponsor Memo

S5127 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  5127

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIPSON, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, GIANARIS, HOYLMAN,
  KRUEGER, O'BRIEN, SERRANO, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- 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  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 DUTIES OF PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION WHICH ARE NOT
PAID FOR OR ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT BY THE  STATE  OR  ANY  POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OR PRIVATE PARTY, AND ORDINARY AND NECESSARY EXPENSES RELAT-
ING TO THE HOLDING OF PUBLIC OFFICE OR PARTY POSITION.
  2.  CAMPAIGN FUNDS SHALL NOT BE CONVERTED TO PERSONAL USE, WHICH SHALL
BE DEFINED AS EXPENDITURES THAT:
  A. ARE FOR THE PERSONAL BENEFIT OF OR TO DEFRAY NORMAL LIVING EXPENSES
OF THE CANDIDATE, OFFICEHOLDER, IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR DOMESTIC PARTNER  OF
EITHER OR ANY OTHER PERSON;
  B.  ARE  USED  TO  FULFILL ANY COMMITMENT, OBLIGATION, OR EXPENSE THAT
WOULD EXIST IRRESPECTIVE OF THE CANDIDATE'S CAMPAIGN  OR  DUTIES  AS  AN
OFFICEHOLDER; OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10314-04-3

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