senate Bill S7181

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to contributions to candidates and political committees

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May 02, 2014 referred to elections


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S7181 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-114, El L

S7181 - Summary

Relates to contributions to candidates and political committees.

S7181 - Sponsor Memo

S7181 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2014

Introduced  by Sen. GIANARIS -- 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 contributions to candi-
  dates and political committees


  Section  1.    Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law, as
amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992, paragraphs a and b as amended
by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The following limitations apply to all contributions to  candidates
for election to any public office or for nomination for any such office,
or  for  election  to  any  party positions, and to all contributions to
political committees working directly or indirectly with  any  candidate
to  aid or participate in such candidate's nomination or election, other
than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee:
  a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of
the entire state, or for nomination to any such office,  no  contributor
may  make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, and no
candidate or political committee may accept any  contribution  from  any
contributor,  which is in the aggregate amount greater than:  (i) in the
case of any nomination to public office, the product of the total number
of enrolled voters in the candidate's  party  in  the  state,  excluding
voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.005, but such amount shall be
not  [less  than four thousand dollars nor] more than [twelve] SIX thou-
sand dollars [as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment
described in paragraph c of this subdivision,] and (ii) in the  case  of
any  election  to  [a]  SUCH  public  office, [twenty-five] SIX thousand
dollars [as increased or decreased by  the  cost  of  living  adjustment
described  in  paragraph  c of this subdivision]; provided however, that
the maximum amount which may be  so  contributed  or  accepted,  in  the
aggregate,  from any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother and
sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall not exceed in the case
of any nomination to public office an amount equivalent to  the  product
of  the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the state,

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


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