|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 01, 2017||defeated in elections|
|Mar 10, 2017||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S26
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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S26 - Details
S26 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S26 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "tax returns uniformly made public act" SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill states that the act shall be known and may be cited as the "tax returns uniformly made public act." Section 2 of the bill amends the election law by adding a new section 6-170. This new section would require candidates for United States president and vice president to file copies of their last five federal income tax returns with the New York State Board of Elections (BOE) no later than 50 days prior to the general election in which they wish to run. The BOE would have seven days after receipt of such income tax returns to redact them as deemed appropriate and make them publicly available on the BOE website. Candidates who fail to comply with these requirements shall not appear on official ballot for the general election. Section 3 of the bill amends section 12-106 of the election law to state that no elector representing New York State in the Electoral
S26 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 26 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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