|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Mar 01, 2017||referred to elections|
senate Bill S4803
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
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S4803 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4803 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4803 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the election law, in relation to decreasing contribution limitations PURPOSE : To reduce campaign contributions limits for candidates for election to public office or party position. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 of the bill amends subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law to lower contribution limits for individuals and political action committees in state and local elections as follows. Statewide candidates could receive up to $10,000 for a primary and $15,000 for a general election, for a total of $25,000, compared to $65,100 permitted under current law. Senate candidates could receive up to $6,000 per election, or $12,000 total for a primary and a general election, compared to $18,000 permitted under current law. Assembly candidates could receive up to $3,000 per election, or $6,000 total for a primary and a general election, compared to $8,800 permitted under current law.
S4803 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4803 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 1, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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 decreasing contribution limitations THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law, as amended by chapter 79 of the laws of 1992, paragraphs a and b as amended by chapter 659 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: 1. The following limitations apply to all contributions to candidates for election to any public office or for nomination for any such office, or for election to any party positions, and to all contributions to political committees working directly or indirectly with any candidate to aid or participate in such candidate's nomination or election, other than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee: a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of the entire state, or for nomination to any such office, no contributor may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, and no candidate or political committee may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggregate amount greater than: (i) in the case of any nomination to public office, the product of the total number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.005, but such amount shall be not less than four thousand dollars nor more than [twelve] TEN thousand dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph c of this subdivision, and (ii) in the case of any election to a public office, [twenty-five] FIFTEEN thousand dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph c of this subdivision[; provided however, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister, and the EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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