senate Bill S5073

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Decreases contribution limits; repealer

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Apr 29, 2015 referred to elections

S5073 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-114, rpld §14-124 sub 3, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4549
2011-2012: S44
2013-2014: S174
2017-2018: S4803

S5073 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5073 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5073 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 29, 2015

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 decreasing contribution
  limitations; and to repeal subdivision 3 of section 14-124 of such law
  relating thereto


  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.


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