senate Bill S6896A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to disclosure of the identities of political committees, persons, organizations or agents making certain expenditures for political communications

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Elections Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 19, 2018 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 03, 2018 referred to elections
Oct 06, 2017 print number 6896a
Oct 06, 2017 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Oct 02, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6896 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8816
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-106, 14-107 & 14-126, El L

S6896 - Summary

Relates to disclosure of the identities of political committees, persons, organizations or agents making certain expenditures for political communications; broadens the definition of "political communications".

S6896 - Sponsor Memo

S6896 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6896

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to disclosure of the iden-
  tities of political committees making certain expenditures  for  poli-
  tical communications

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 14-106 of the election law, as amended by section 3
of subpart C of part H of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is amended  to
read as follows:
  S  14-106.  Political  communication. 1. The statements required to be
filed under the provisions of this article next  succeeding  a  primary,
general or special election shall be accompanied by a copy of all broad-
cast, cable or satellite schedules and scripts, internet, DIGITAL, print
and   other  types  of  advertisements,  pamphlets,  circulars,  flyers,
brochures, letterheads and other printed matter purchased  or  produced,
and reproductions of statements or information published to five hundred
or  more members of a general public audience by computer or other elec-
tronic device including but not  limited  to  electronic  mail  or  text
message,  purchased  in  connection  with  such election by or under the
authority of the person filing the statement or  the  committee  or  the
person on whose behalf it is filed, as the case may be. POLITICAL COMMU-
NICATIONS  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ALL OTHER PUBLISHED STATEMENTS CONVEYED TO
FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE MEMBERS OF A GENERAL  PUBLIC  AUDIENCE  WHICH:  (I)
IRRESPECTIVE  OF  WHEN  SUCH  STATEMENT  IS MADE, CONTAINS WORDS SUCH AS
"VOTE", "OPPOSE", "SUPPORT", "ELECT", "DEFEAT", OR "REJECT", WHICH  CALL
FOR  THE ELECTION OR DEFEAT OF THE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE; OR (II)
REFERS TO AND ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE OR
BALLOT PROPOSAL ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST OF THE YEAR OF THE ELECTION IN
WHICH SUCH CANDIDATE IS SEEKING OFFICE OR SUCH PROPOSAL SHALL APPEAR  ON
THE BALLOT. Such copies, schedules and scripts shall be preserved by the
officer with whom or the board with which it is required to be filed for
a period of one year from the date of filing thereof.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S6896A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8816
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-106, 14-107 & 14-126, El L

S6896A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to disclosure of the identities of political committees, persons, organizations or agents making certain expenditures for political communications; broadens the definition of "political communications".

S6896A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6896A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6896--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             October 2, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KAMINSKY, COMRIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to disclosure of the iden-
  tities of political  committees,  persons,  organizations,  or  agents
  making certain expenditures for political communications

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 14-106 of the election law, as amended by section 3
of subpart C of part H of chapter 55 of the laws of 2014, is amended  to
read as follows:
  S  14-106.  Political  communication. 1. The statements required to be
filed under the provisions of this article next  succeeding  a  primary,
general or special election shall be accompanied by a copy of all broad-
cast, cable or satellite schedules and scripts, internet, DIGITAL, print
and   other  types  of  advertisements,  pamphlets,  circulars,  flyers,
brochures, letterheads and other printed matter purchased  or  produced,
and reproductions of statements or information published to five hundred
or  more members of a general public audience by computer or other elec-
tronic device including but not  limited  to  electronic  mail  or  text
message,  purchased  in  connection  with  such election by or under the
authority of the person filing the statement or  the  committee  or  the
person on whose behalf it is filed, as the case may be. POLITICAL COMMU-
NICATIONS  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ALL OTHER PUBLISHED STATEMENTS CONVEYED TO
FIVE HUNDRED OR MORE MEMBERS OF A GENERAL  PUBLIC  AUDIENCE  WHICH:  (I)
IRRESPECTIVE  OF  WHEN  SUCH  STATEMENT  IS MADE, CONTAINS WORDS SUCH AS
"VOTE", "OPPOSE", "SUPPORT", "ELECT", "DEFEAT", OR "REJECT", WHICH  CALL
FOR  THE ELECTION OR DEFEAT OF THE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE; OR (II)
REFERS TO AND ADVOCATES FOR OR AGAINST A CLEARLY IDENTIFIED CANDIDATE OR
BALLOT PROPOSAL ON OR AFTER JANUARY FIRST OF THE YEAR OF THE ELECTION IN
WHICH SUCH CANDIDATE IS SEEKING OFFICE OR SUCH PROPOSAL SHALL APPEAR  ON
THE BALLOT. Such copies, schedules and scripts shall be preserved by the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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