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|Jan 08, 2020||referred to elections|
|Feb 21, 2019||referred to elections|
senate Bill S3956
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3956 (ACTIVE) - Details
S3956 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S3956 SPONSOR: RANZENHOFER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to contributions by execu- tive appointees PURPOSE: This bill would prohibit appointees who are appointed by the Executive to make political contributions to the Executive or his or her political campaign to avoid the appearance of impropriety between the Executive and his or her appointees. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill would create a new Election Law § 14-131 to prohibit Executive appointees from making political contributions within a year of appointment, during their term, and for a year after the term ends. It also prohibits the appointee from soliciting contributions on
S3956 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3956 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 21, 2019 ___________ 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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