Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 12, 2016||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8217
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S8217 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S8217 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8217 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "tax returns uniformly made public act" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill states that the act shall be known and may be cited as the "tax returns uniformly made public act." Section 2 of the bill amends the election law by adding a new section 6-170. This new section would require candidates for United States president and vice president to file copies of their last five federal income tax returns with the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) no later than 50 days prior to the general election in which they wish to run. The BOE would have seven days after receipt of such income tax returns to redact them as deemed appropriate and make them publicly available on the BOE website. Candidates who fail to comply with these requirements shall not appear on official ballot for the general election.
2015-S8217 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8217 I N S E N A T E December 12, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "tax returns uniformly made public act" 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 "tax returns uniformly made public act". S 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 6-170 to read as follows: S 6-170. DISCLOSURE OF TAX RETURNS BY CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT. 1. NOT LATER THAN FIFTY DAYS BEFORE A GENERAL ELECTION, A CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT, OTHER THAN A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE WHO FILES A CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 6-153 OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL: (A) FILE WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS A COPY OF THE FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN, AS THAT TERM IS DEFINED IN SECTION 6103(B)(1) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, OF SUCH CANDIDATE FOR AT LEAST THE FIVE MOST RECENT TAXABLE YEARS FOR WHICH SUCH A RETURN HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; AND (B) PROVIDE WRITTEN CONSENT TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, IN SUCH FORM AS SHALL BE PRESCRIBED BY THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, FOR THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF SUCH RETURNS PURSUANT TO SUBDI- VISION TWO OF THIS SECTION. 2. INCOME TAX RETURNS FILED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BY A CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OR VICE PRESIDENT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE OF THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS NO LATER THAN SEVEN DAYS AFTER SUCH INCOME TAX RETURNS HAVE BEEN FILED, SUBJECT TO SUCH REDACTION AS MAY BE WARRANTED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. 3. PRIOR TO MAKING ANY INCOME TAX RETURN FILED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION PUBLIC, THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL REDACT SUCH INFORMATION AS THE BOARD, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION AND FINANCE OR HIS OR HER DELEGATE, DEEMS APPROPRIATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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