assembly Bill A7169A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Decreases contribution limits

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2016 print number 7169a
May 06, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to election law
Jan 06, 2016 referred to election law
Apr 27, 2015 referred to election law

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A7169 - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-114 & 14-124, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8753
2011-2012: A5878
2013-2014: A60
2017-2018: A2266

A7169 - Summary

Reduces campaign contribution limits for candidates for election to a public office or party position.

A7169 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7169

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. THIELE
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to decreasing contribution
  limitations; and to repeal subdivision 3 of section 14-124 of such law
  relating thereto

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

  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] FIVE thousand
FOUR HUNDRED 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 public office, [twenty-five] FIVE thousand
FOUR HUNDRED 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00970-03-5

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Multi-Sponsors

A7169A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-114 & 14-124, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8753
2011-2012: A5878
2013-2014: A60
2017-2018: A2266

A7169A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces campaign contribution limits for candidates for election to a public office or party position.

A7169A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7169--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. THIELE
  --  read  once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Election Law in  accordance  with  Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to decreasing contribution
  limitations

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

  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] TEN thousand
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 public office, [twenty-five] FIFTEEN thousand  dollars
as  increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00970-06-6

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