|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to election law|
|Oct 20, 2017||referred to election law|
assembly Bill A8728
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A8728 - Details
- See Senate Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Election Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §14-114-a, El L
A8728 - Summary
Relates to special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates; requires such candidates to disclose to the board of elections the acceptance of campaign contributions from any law firm that represents defendants in criminal proceedings in any court in the state or from any licensed attorney employed by such law firm.
A8728 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8728 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y October 20, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. QUART, KIM -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 14-114-a to read as follows: S 14-114-A. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATES. 1. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL DISCLOSE TO THE BOARD THE ACCEPTANCE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIB- UTIONS FROM ANY LAW FIRM THAT REPRESENTS DEFENDANTS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN ANY COURT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR FROM ANY LICENSED ATTORNEY EMPLOYED BY SUCH LAW FIRM. THE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT AND ADMINISTER THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION REGARDING SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. 2. THE TERM "LEGAL DEALINGS" MEANS THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF ANY INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE ENTITY IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING BROUGHT AGAINST THAT INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE ENTITY BY ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 3. THE TERM "LEGAL DEALINGS DATABASE" MEANS A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE ACCESSIBLE TO THE BOARD THAT CONTAINS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE LEGAL DEALINGS WITH ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN THE STATE, INCLUDING ANY LAW FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY THAT REPRESENTS INDIVIDUALS OR CORPORATE ENTITIES IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING IN ANY COURT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ANY LICENSED ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH SUCH A LAW FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY; ANY PERSON SERVING AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OR PERSONS SERVING IN AN EQUIVALENT CAPACITY AT SUCH A LAW FIRM, PARTNER- SHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY; ANY PERSON SERVING AS AN EQUITY PARTNER AT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13621-01-7
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