senate Bill S4007

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "2015 Fair Elections Act"

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Feb 25, 2015 referred to elections

S4007 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Desig §§14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II §§14-200 - 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add §359-gg, Gen Bus L; add §92-t, St Fin L; add §630-d, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7036
2013-2014: S839

S4007 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "2015 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partial public financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates to identification of the source of certain political contributions.

S4007 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4007 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4007

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. SAMPSON -- 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 enacting the "2015 Fair
  Elections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance  law  and
  the  tax  law,  in  relation  to providing for optional partial public
  financing of certain election campaigns in this state;  and  to  amend
  the general business law, in relation to additional surcharges

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
the "2015 Fair Elections Act".
  S  2.  Legislative findings and declaration.  The legislature declares
that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-
ic political system in which citizens,  irrespective  of  their  income,
status,  or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete
for public office. Therefore, the  legislature  finds  it  necessary  to
establish  a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for
state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.
  S 2-a.  Sections  14-100,  14-102,  14-104,  14-106,  14-107,  14-108,
14-110,  14-112, 14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126,
14-127, 14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and
a new title heading is added to read as follows:
                    RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
  S 3. Article 14 of the election law is amended by adding a new title 2
to read as follows:
                                 TITLE II
                            PUBLIC FINANCING
SECTION 14-200. DEFINITIONS.
        14-202. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
        14-203. ELIGIBILITY.
        14-204. QUALIFIED CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURES.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09179-02-5

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