senate Bill S5093A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to political contributions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to elections
Jun 01, 2015 print number 5093a
Jun 01, 2015 amend and recommit to elections
Apr 30, 2015 referred to elections

S5093 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-116, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8395
2011-2012: S30
2013-2014: S166
2017-2018: S496, S7022

S5093 - Summary

Relates to political contributions by limited liability companies.

S5093 - Sponsor Memo

S5093 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5093

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 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 political contributions

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

  Section 1. Section 14-116 of the election law, subdivision 1 as redes-
ignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978 and subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter 260 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S  14-116.  Political  contributions  by certain organizations. 1.  No
corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association  doing
business in this state, except a corporation or association organized or
maintained for political purposes only, shall directly or indirectly pay
or  use  or  offer, consent or agree to pay or use any money or property
for or in aid of any political party, committee or organization, or for,
or in aid of, any corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, joint-stock or
other association organized or maintained  for  political  purposes,  or
for,  or in aid of, any candidate for political office or for nomination
for such office, or for any  political  purpose  whatever,  or  for  the
reimbursement or indemnification of any person for moneys or property so
used.  Any  officer,  director,  stock-holder,  attorney or agent of any
corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association  which
violates  any  of  the  provisions of this section, who participates in,
aids, abets or advises or consents  to  any  such  violations,  and  any
person  who  solicits  or  knowingly  receives  any money or property in
violation of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this  section,
any  corporation or an organization financially supported in whole or in
part, by such corporation, AND ANY LIMITED LIABILITY  COMPANY  may  make
expenditures,  including contributions, not otherwise prohibited by law,
for political purposes, in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars
in the aggregate in any calendar year; provided that no  public  utility

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00169-07-5

S5093A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-116, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8395
2011-2012: S30
2013-2014: S166
2017-2018: S496, S7022

S5093A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to political contributions by limited liability companies.

S5093A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5093A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5093--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Elections  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to political contributions

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

  Section 1. Section 14-116 of the election law, subdivision 1 as redes-
ignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978 and subdivision 2 as amended by
chapter 260 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
  S 14-116. Political contributions by certain  organizations.  1.    No
corporation,  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association doing
business in this state, except a corporation or association organized or
maintained for political purposes only, shall directly or indirectly pay
or use or offer, consent or agree to pay or use any  money  or  property
for or in aid of any political party, committee or organization, or for,
or in aid of, any corporation, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, joint-stock or
other  association  organized  or  maintained for political purposes, or
for, or in aid of, any candidate for political office or for  nomination
for  such  office,  or  for  any  political purpose whatever, or for the
reimbursement or indemnification of any person for moneys or property so
used. Any officer, director, stock-holder,  attorney  or  agent  of  any
corporation,  LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY or joint-stock association which
violates any of the provisions of this  section,  who  participates  in,
aids,  abets  or  advises  or  consents  to any such violations, and any
person who solicits or knowingly  receives  any  money  or  property  in
violation of this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section,
any corporation or an organization financially supported in whole or  in
part,  by  such  corporation, AND ANY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY may make
expenditures, including contributions, not otherwise prohibited by  law,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00169-08-5

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