senate Bill S787A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her website

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 16, 2013 reported and committed to codes
Feb 25, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 09, 2013 print number 787a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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Apr 16, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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S787 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §61-a, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S96
2009-2010: S8457B

S787 - Bill Texts

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Requires elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her website; failure to comply with this provision of this section shall constitute a class E felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S787

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public officers
law, in relation to requiring elected officials to
post certain information regarding contributions on his or her websites

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Strengthens the provisions regarding the posting of contributions
received by certain elected officials. Criminal sanction impact.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1. Amends the Public Officers Law by adding a new section
61-a. Requires the Governor, the Comptroller, the Attorney General
and any member of the Senate or Assembly to post on the homepage of
his or her web sites a direct link to the Board of Elections website
to such elected official's campaign contributions. Requires all
contributions over two-hundred and fifty dollars to be posted on the
homepage of such elected officials web sites within thirty days of
receipt. Specifies that the exact dollar amount of the contribution
and the identity of the donor shall be provided. Establishes a Class
E Felony for willful violations of this section.

Section 2. Effective Date

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
The provisions of this legislation will require that the Governor,
Comptroller, the Attorney General and any member of the Senate or
Assembly post on the homepage of his or her web sites, a direct link
to the Board of Elections website to his or her campaign
contributions. Likewise, all contributions valued over two-hundred
and fifty dollars will also be required to be posted on the homepage
of the official's web sites within thirty days of receipt of the
contribution. The specific dollar amount and the identity of the
donor will also be required. Deliberate failure to comply with the
provisions of this legislation will be a Class E Felony.

The public should have easy, timely access to information regarding
contributions to their elected officials. Currently this information
is only available through the Board of Elections.
This legislation improves both transparency and access regarding
contributions to elected officials and provides for a criminal
sanction impact for willful violation of its provisions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2012: S.96- Referred to Corporations, Authorities & Commissions
2011: S.96 - Defeated in Corporations, Authorities & Commissions
2010: S.8457B - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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

                                   787

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law,  in  relation  to  requiring
  elected  officials to post certain information regarding contributions
  on his or her websites

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

  Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
61-a to read as follows:
  S 61-A. CONTRIBUTIONS POSTED ON CERTAIN ELECTED  OFFICIALS'  WEBSITES.
1.    THE GOVERNOR, THE COMPTROLLER, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ANY MEMBER
OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL:
  A.  POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES A DIRECT LINK  TO  THE
BOARD  OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE TO SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL'S CAMPAIGN CONTRIB-
UTIONS.
  B. POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES ALL CONTRIBUTIONS  OVER
TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTY DOLLARS WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT; INCLUDING THE
EXACT AMOUNT OF EACH CONTRIBUTION AND THE IDENTITY OF THE DONOR.
  2. ANY PERSON WHO SHALL KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY VIOLATE ANY  PROVISION
OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00342-01-3

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S787A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add §61-a, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S96
2009-2010: S8457B

S787A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her website; failure to comply with this provision of this section shall constitute a class E felony.

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BILL NUMBER:S787A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to
requiring elected officials to post certain information regarding
contributions on his or her websites

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Strengthens the provisions regarding
the posting of contributions received by certain elected officials.
Criminal sanction impact.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1. Amends the Public Officers Law by adding a new section 61-a.
Requires the Governor, the Comptroller, the Attorney General and any
member of the Senate or Assembly to post on the homepage of his or her
websites a direct link to the Board of Elections website to such elected
official's campaign contributions. Requires all contributions over two-
hundred and fifty dollars to be posted on the homepage of such elected
officials websites within thirty days of receipt. Specifies that the
exact dollar amount of the contribution and the identity of the donor
shall be provided. Prohibits New York State employees from posting such
information on the campaign websites of any elected official while
performing their duties as a state employee. Establishes a Class E Felo-
ny for willful violations of this section.

Section 2. Effective Date

EXISTING LAW: None

JUSTIFICATION: The provisions of this legislation will require that the
Governor, Comptroller, the Attorney General and any member of the Senate
or Assembly post on the homepage of his or her websites, a direct link
to the Board of Elections website to his or her campaign contributions.
Likewise, all contributions valued over two-hundred and fifty dollars
will also be required to be posted on the homepage of the official's web
sites within thirty days of receipt of the contribution. The specific
dollar amount and the identity of the donor will also be required.
Furthermore, New York State employees are prohibited from posting such
information while performing their duties as a state employee. Deliber-
ate failure to comply with the provisions of this legislation will be a
Class E Felony.

The public should have easy, timely access to information regarding
contributions to their elected officials. Currently this information is
only available through the Board of Elections. This legislation
improves both transparency and access regarding contributions to elected
officials and provides for a criminal sanction impact for willful
violation of its provisions.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013: S.787-A: Amended, Recommitted to
Corporations, Authorities & Commissions 2012: S.96- Referred to Corpo-

rations, Authorities & Commissions 2011: S.96 - Defeated in Corpo-
rations, Authorities & Commissions 2010: S.8457B - Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 787--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,   ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  officers  law, in relation to requiring
  elected officials to post certain information regarding  contributions
  on his or her websites

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

  Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new  section
61-a to read as follows:
  S  61-A.  CONTRIBUTIONS POSTED ON CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS' WEBSITES.
1.  THE GOVERNOR, THE COMPTROLLER, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND  ANY  MEMBER
OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL:
  A.    POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES A DIRECT LINK TO THE
BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE TO SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL'S CAMPAIGN  CONTRIB-
UTIONS.
  B.  POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES ALL CONTRIBUTIONS OVER
TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT;  INCLUDING  THE
EXACT AMOUNT OF EACH CONTRIBUTION AND THE IDENTITY OF THE DONOR.
  2.  SUCH  ELECTED  OFFICIAL SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE
INFORMATION AS REQUIRED IN PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS
SECTION IS POSTED, EITHER BY THE ELECTED OFFICIAL OR SUCH ELECTED  OFFI-
CIAL'S  DESIGNEE,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER, THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL
STAFF EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WHILE IN THE COURSE OF  HIS  OR
HER  DUTIES  AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE, BE DESIGNATED FOR THE PURPOSES
OF POSTING SUCH INFORMATION ON THE  CAMPAIGN  WEBSITES  OF  ANY  ELECTED
OFFICIAL.
  3.  ANY PERSON WHO SHALL KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY VIOLATE ANY PROVISION
OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00342-02-3

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