senate Bill S5208

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts the 2013 Local Fair Elections act

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 14, 2013 referred to elections

S5208 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7123
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 14 Title 3 §§14-300 - 14-324, add §§16-105 & 4-121, El L; add §92-gg, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L

S5208 - Summary

Enacts the 2013 Local Fair Elections Act.

S5208 - Sponsor Memo

S5208 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5208

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  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  enacting  the  "2013
  Local  Fair  Elections  Act"; and 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

  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 Local Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic 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
municipal offices.
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 3
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE III
                         LOCAL PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-300. DEFINITIONS.
        14-301. OPTION TO PARTICIPATE.
        14-302. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-303. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-304. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.
        14-306. OPTIONAL PUBLIC FINANCING.
        14-308. CONTRIBUTION AND RECEIPT LIMITATIONS.
        14-310. LIMITATIONS ON THE RECEIPT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.
        14-312. CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD.
        14-314. EXAMINATIONS AND AUDITS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10356-03-3

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