assembly Bill A8728

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates

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Oct 20, 2017 referred to election law

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A8728 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6946
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง14-114-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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