senate Bill S4803

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Decreases contribution limits

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Mar 01, 2017 referred to elections

S4803 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-114 & 14-124, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4549
2011-2012: S44
2013-2014: S174
2015-2016: S5073

S4803 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Reduces campaign contributions limits for candidates for election to a public office or party position.

S4803 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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