senate Bill S4964

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her website

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee


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Mar 03, 2017 referred to investigations and government operations

S4964 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §61-a, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S8457
2011-2012: S96
2013-2014: S787
2015-2016: S133

S4964 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires elected officials to post certain information regarding contributions on his or her website; failure to comply with this provision of this section shall constitute a class E felony.

S4964 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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