Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2017||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S4964
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S4964 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S4964 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4964 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her websites PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : Strengthens the provisions regarding the posting of contributions received by certain elected officials. Criminal sanction impact. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section 1. Amends the Public Officers Law by adding a new section 61-a. Requires the Governor, the Comptroller, the Attorney General and any member of the Senate or Assembly to post on the homepage of his or her websites a direct link to the Board of Elections website to such elected official's campaign contributions. Requires all contributions over two-hundred and fifty dollars to be posted on the homepage of such elected officials websites within thirty days of receipt. Specifies that the exact dollar amount of the contribution and the identity of the donor shall be provided. Prohibits New York State employees from posting such information on the campaign websites of any elected official while performing their duties as a state employee. Establishes a Class E Felony for willful violations of this section
2017-S4964 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4964 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 3, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. DIAZ, SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to requiring elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her websites THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 61-a to read as follows: § 61-A. CONTRIBUTIONS POSTED ON CERTAIN ELECTED OFFICIALS' WEBSITES. 1. THE GOVERNOR, THE COMPTROLLER, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND ANY MEMBER OF THE SENATE OR ASSEMBLY SHALL: A. POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES A DIRECT LINK TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE TO SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL'S CAMPAIGN CONTRIB- UTIONS. B. POST ON THE HOMEPAGE OF HIS OR HER WEBSITES ALL CONTRIBUTIONS OVER TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF RECEIPT; INCLUDING THE EXACT AMOUNT OF EACH CONTRIBUTION AND THE IDENTITY OF THE DONOR. 2. SUCH ELECTED OFFICIAL SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE INFORMATION AS REQUIRED IN PARAGRAPHS A AND B OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION IS POSTED, EITHER BY THE ELECTED OFFICIAL OR SUCH ELECTED OFFI- CIAL'S DESIGNEE, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL STAFF EMPLOYED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK, WHILE IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER DUTIES AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE, BE DESIGNATED FOR THE PURPOSES OF POSTING SUCH INFORMATION ON THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITES OF ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL. 3. ANY PERSON WHO SHALL KNOWINGLY AND WILLFULLY VIOLATE ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION SHALL BE GUILTY OF A CLASS E FELONY. § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07140-02-7
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