senate Bill S5601

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits the expenditures by candidates for senate and assembly

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
May 24, 2013 referred to elections

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S5601 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9556
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-105, El L

S5601 - Bill Texts

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Limits the expenditures by candidates for senate and assembly.

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BILL NUMBER:S5601

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the election law, in relation to limiting the expenditures by
candidates for senate and assembly

PURPOSE:
To limit the expenditures by senate and assembly campaigns.

SUMMARY PROVISIONS:
The election law is amended by adding a new section 14-105 to read as
followed: 1. Limit expenditures by senate and assembly campaigns.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any candidate for senate
is prohibited from spending more than three hundred thousand dollars
and any candidate for assembly is prohibited from spending more than
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars on an election for such
respective office. 2. The state board of elections shall promulgate
any rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this
section.

JUSTIFICATION:
The most significant step in reforming the campaign finance process is
to limit the amount a campaign can spend. If enacted, this bill would
accomplish this goal by limiting the expenditures of both New York
State Assembly and Senate campaigns. Those running for Assembly will
be limited to $150,000 in spending and those running for Senate would
be limited to $300,000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill

FISCAL:
None

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately

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

                                  5601

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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 limiting  the  expendi-
  tures by candidates for senate and assembly

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

  Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section  14-105
to read as follows:
  S  14-105.  LIMIT  EXPENDITURES  BY SENATE AND ASSEMBLY CAMPAIGNS.  1.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW, ANY CANDIDATE FOR SENATE IS
PROHIBITED FROM SPENDING MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED  THOUSAND  DOLLARS  AND
ANY  CANDIDATE  FOR  ASSEMBLY  IS PROHIBITED FROM SPENDING MORE THAN ONE
HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND  DOLLARS  ON  AN  ELECTION  FOR  SUCH  RESPECTIVE
OFFICE.
  2.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL PROMULGATE ANY RULES AND REGU-
LATIONS NECESSARY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08445-01-3

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