senate Bill S8217

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Enacts the "tax returns uniformly made public act"

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Dec 12, 2016 referred to rules

S8217 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6-170, amd §12-106, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S26
2019-2020: S32

S8217 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "tax returns uniformly made public act".

S8217 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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