senate Bill S5980B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 04, 2014 print number 5980d
amend and recommit to elections
May 29, 2014 print number 5980c
amend (t) and recommit to elections
Feb 19, 2014 print number 5980b
amend and recommit to elections
Jan 08, 2014 referred to elections
Nov 13, 2013 print number 5980a
amend and recommit to rules
Nov 06, 2013 referred to rules

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S5980 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, add §14-132, El L

S5980 - Summary

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so.

S5980 - Sponsor Memo

S5980 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5980

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring  the  disclo-
  sure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for poli-
  tical communications and providing penalties for failure to do so

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

  Section 1. Section 14-100 of the election law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  "POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION"  MEANS  ANY PRINT, RADIO, TELEVISED OR
INTERNET ADVERTISING, BROCHURE, FLYER, POSTER, MAILING OR OTHER COMMUNI-
CATION THAT ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A CANDIDATE, ELECTION, BALLOT MEAS-
URE OR ISSUE.
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a  new  section  14-132  to
read as follows:
  S  14-132.  POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION DISCLOSURE. 1.   ANY CANDIDATE OR
POLITICAL COMMITTEE THAT MAKES AN EXPENDITURE FOR A  POLITICAL  COMMUNI-
CATION,  WHICH  ADVOCATES  FOR  OR  AGAINST A CANDIDATE, BALLOT MEASURE,
ELECTION OUTCOME, OR ISSUE, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE  THE  IDENTITY  OF
THE  CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE DISCLOSED ON SUCH POLITICAL COMMU-
NICATION. THE DISCLOSURE ON PRINTED POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS,  INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO BROCHURES, FLYERS, POSTERS, MAILINGS, INTERNET ADVER-
TISEMENTS,  SHALL BE PRINTED OR TYPED IN AN APPROPRIATE AND LEGIBLE FORM
TO READ AS FOLLOWS: "PAID FOR BY: [REGISTERED NAME OF CANDIDATE OR POLI-
TICAL COMMITTEE THAT MADE EXPENDITURE]".
  2. THE DISCLOSURE ON NON-PRINTED POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS SHALL CLEAR-
LY AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAY AND SPEAK THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: "PAID  FOR
BY:  [REGISTERED  NAME  OF  CANDIDATE  OR  POLITICAL COMMITTEE THAT MADE
EXPENDITURE]". IN THE CASE OF A  POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION  THAT  IS  NOT
VISUAL, SUCH AS RADIO OR AUTOMATED TELEPHONE CALLS, CLEARLY SPEAKING THE
STATEMENT WILL SATISFY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11774-02-3

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S5980A - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, add §14-132, El L

S5980A - Summary

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so.

S5980A - Sponsor Memo

S5980A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5980--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring  the  disclo-
  sure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for poli-
  tical communications and providing penalties for failure to do so

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

  Section 1. Section 14-100 of the election law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12.  "POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION"  MEANS  ANY PRINT, RADIO, TELEVISED OR
INTERNET ADVERTISING, BROCHURE, FLYER, POSTER, MAILING OR OTHER COMMUNI-
CATION THAT ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A CANDIDATE, ELECTION, BALLOT MEAS-
URE OR ISSUE.
  S 2. The election law is amended by adding a  new  section  14-132  to
read as follows:
  S  14-132.  POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION DISCLOSURE. 1.   ANY CANDIDATE OR
POLITICAL COMMITTEE THAT MAKES AN EXPENDITURE FOR A  POLITICAL  COMMUNI-
CATION,  WHICH  ADVOCATES  FOR  OR  AGAINST A CANDIDATE, BALLOT MEASURE,
ELECTION OUTCOME OR ISSUE, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE IDENTITY OF THE
CANDIDATE OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE DISCLOSED ON  SUCH  POLITICAL  COMMUNI-
CATION.  THE  DISCLOSURE  ON PRINTED POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO BROCHURES, FLYERS, POSTERS, MAILINGS, INTERNET ADVER-
TISEMENTS, SHALL BE PRINTED OR TYPED IN AN APPROPRIATE AND LEGIBLE  FORM
TO READ AS FOLLOWS: "PAID FOR BY: [REGISTERED NAME OF CANDIDATE OR POLI-
TICAL COMMITTEE THAT MADE EXPENDITURE]".
  2. THE DISCLOSURE ON NON-PRINTED POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS SHALL CLEAR-
LY  AND PROMINENTLY DISPLAY AND SPEAK THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT: "PAID FOR
BY: [REGISTERED NAME OF  CANDIDATE  OR  POLITICAL  COMMITTEE  THAT  MADE
EXPENDITURE]".  IN  THE  CASE  OF  A POLITICAL COMMUNICATION THAT IS NOT

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11774-04-3

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S5980B - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, add §14-132, El L

S5980B - Summary

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so.

S5980B - Sponsor Memo

S5980B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5980--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEG-
  ER, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  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 requiring the disclo-
  sure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for poli-
  tical communications and providing penalties for failure to do so

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

  Section  1.  Section 14-100 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 12 to read as follows:
  12. "POLITICAL COMMUNICATION" MEANS ANY  PRINT,  RADIO,  TELEVISED  OR
INTERNET ADVERTISING, BROCHURE, FLYER, POSTER, MAILING OR OTHER COMMUNI-
CATION THAT ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A CANDIDATE, ELECTION, BALLOT MEAS-
URE OR ISSUE.
  S  2.  The  election  law is amended by adding a new section 14-132 to
read as follows:
  S 14-132. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION DISCLOSURE. 1. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF
THIS SECTION:
  A.  "POLITICAL  COMMUNICATION"  MEANS  ANY  PRINT, RADIO, TELEVISED OR
INTERNET  ADVERTISING,  BROCHURE,  FLYER,  POSTER,  MAILING,  ELECTRONIC
COMMUNICATION,  INCLUDING BY COMPUTER OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUD-
ING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ELECTRONIC  MAIL  OR  TEXT  MESSAGE,  OR  OTHER
COMMUNICATION  THAT  EXPRESSLY  ADVOCATES  FOR OR AGAINST A CANDIDATE OR
ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A BALLOT MEASURE OR ISSUE.
  B. "EXPRESS ADVOCACY" MEANS A COMMUNICATION:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11774-05-4

S. 5980--B                          2

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S5980C - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, add §14-132, El L

S5980C - Summary

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so.

S5980C - Sponsor Memo

S5980C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5980--C

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEG-
  ER, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  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 requiring  the  disclo-
  sure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for poli-
  tical communications and providing penalties for failure to do so; and
  to  repeal  subdivision  2  of  section 14-107 of such law relating to
  independent expenditure reporting

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

  Section 1. Section 14-106 of the election law, as amended by section 3
of  subpart C of part H of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 14-106. Political communication. 1. The statements  required  to  be
filed  under  the  provisions of this article next succeeding a primary,
general or special election shall be accompanied by a copy of all broad-
cast, cable or satellite schedules  and  scripts,  internet,  print  and
other  types of advertisements, pamphlets, circulars, flyers, brochures,
letterheads and other printed matter purchased or produced, and  reprod-
uctions  of  statements or information published to five hundred or more
members of a general public audience by  computer  or  other  electronic
device  including  but  not  limited to electronic mail or text message,
purchased in connection with such election by or under the authority  of
the  person filing the statement or the committee or the person on whose
behalf it is filed, as the case  may  be.  Such  copies,  schedules  and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11774-08-4

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S5980D (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-100, add §14-132, El L

S5980D (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the disclosure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for political communications and provides penalties for failure to do so.

S5980D (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5980D (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5980--D

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. GRIFFO, ADDABBO, AVELLA, ESPAILLAT, HOYLMAN, KRUEG-
  ER, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  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  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the election law, in relation to requiring the disclo-
  sure of the identity of certain entities making expenditures for poli-
  tical communications and providing penalties for failure to do so; and
  to repeal subdivision 2 of section 14-107  of  such  law  relating  to
  independent expenditure reporting

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

  Section 1. Section 14-106 of the election law, as amended by section 3
of subpart C of part H of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is amended  to
read as follows:
  S  14-106.  Political  communication. 1. The statements required to be
filed under the provisions of this article next  succeeding  a  primary,
general or special election shall be accompanied by a copy of all broad-
cast,  cable  or  satellite  schedules  and scripts, internet, print and
other types of advertisements, pamphlets, circulars, flyers,  brochures,
letterheads  and other printed matter purchased or produced, and reprod-
uctions of statements or information published to five hundred  or  more
members  of  a  general  public audience by computer or other electronic
device including but not limited to electronic  mail  or  text  message,
purchased  in connection with such election by or under the authority of
the person filing the statement or the committee or the person on  whose
behalf  it  is  filed,  as  the  case may be. Such copies, schedules and
scripts shall be preserved by the officer with whom or  the  board  with

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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