senate Bill S8404

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to contributions by executive appointees

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2018 referred to election law
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1130
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 04, 2018 referred to elections

S8404 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10850
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14-131, amd §14-126, El L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3956, A1684

S8404 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits contributions by executive appointees to the governor who appointed them.

S8404 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8404 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8404

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 4, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RANZENHOFER -- 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 contributions by execu-
  tive appointees

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

  Section  1. The election law is amended by adding a new section 14-131
to read as follows:
  § 14-131. CONTRIBUTIONS BY EXECUTIVE APPOINTEES. 1. (A) NO  INDIVIDUAL
APPOINTED  BY  THE  GOVERNOR, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO APPOINTEES TO
ANY COMMISSION, BOARD, COUNCIL, PANEL, OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY, SHALL MAKE A
MONETARY CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAMPAIGN OF SUCH GOVERNOR OR TO  ANY  POLI-
TICAL  CAMPAIGN  COMMITTEE  ORGANIZED  BY OR FOR THE SPECIFIC BENEFIT OF
SUCH GOVERNOR.
  (B) SUCH PROHIBITION SHALL APPLY TO ANY  CONTRIBUTIONS  OCCURRING  ONE
YEAR  PRIOR  TO,  DURING THE TERM OF, AND ONE YEAR FOLLOWING THE TERM OF
HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT.
  (C) SUCH PROHIBITION SHALL  ALSO  APPLY  TO  ANYONE  RESIDING  IN  THE
APPOINTEE'S  HOUSEHOLD INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, A SPOUSE, DOMESTIC
PARTNER, OR CHILD.
  2. BEFORE AN INDIVIDUAL IS APPOINTED BY THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  APPOINTEE
SHALL  IDENTIFY  ANY  CONTRIBUTIONS  MADE  TO  SUCH  GOVERNOR WITHIN THE
TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE DATE  OF  APPOINTMENT,  AND
SUCH GOVERNOR SHALL REFUND THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF ANY SUCH CONTRIBUTION.
  3.  NO APPOINTEE SHALL REQUEST OR DEMAND THAT ANY OTHER PERSON MAKE OR
OFFER TO MAKE ANY MONETARY CONTRIBUTION TO THE CAMPAIGN OF SUCH GOVERNOR
OR TO ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE ORGANIZED BY OR FOR THE  SPECIFIC
BENEFIT OF SUCH GOVERNOR.
  4.  SUCH  PROHIBITION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE METHOD OF REMOVING
SUCH APPOINTEE FROM OFFICE, OR REGARDLESS  OF  ANY  REQUIREMENT  ON  THE
APPOINTEE TO FILE A STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.
  §  2.  Section  14-126  of the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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