senate Bill S1936

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to contribution limits for parties appointed to public positions

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 17, 2019 referred to elections

S1936 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14-115, amd §14-126, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8063
2021-2022: S6933

S1936 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to contribution limits for parties appointed to public positions; limits such contribution to no more than fifteen percent of the contribution limits set forth in election law section 14-114; civil penalty not to exceed the greater of ten thousand dollars or an amount equal to two hundred percent of the contribution.

S1936 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1936 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1936

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 17, 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 contribution limits for
  parties appointed to public positions

  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 14-115
to read as follows:
  § 14-115. CONTRIBUTION LIMITS FOR PARTIES APPOINTED  TO  PUBLIC  POSI-
TIONS.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS SECTION, "RELATIVE" OF ANY INDIVIDUAL
SHALL MEAN ANY PERSON LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD AS THE INDIVIDUAL  OR
ANY PERSON WHO IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THAT INDIVIDUAL'S OR THAT INDI-
VIDUAL'S SPOUSE'S GRANDPARENTS OR THE SPOUSE OF SUCH DESCENDANT.
  2.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, NO PERSON, RELATIVE OF
SUCH PERSON, OR COMPANY IN WHICH SUCH PERSON OR HIS OR HER RELATIVE OWNS
MORE THAN A TEN PERCENT INTEREST WHO  IS,  OR  DURING  THE  PAST  TWELVE
MONTHS  HAS BEEN, APPOINTED TO A POSITION ON ANY STATE OR LOCAL BOARD OR
AUTHORITY WITHIN THE STATE, MAY MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO ANY STATE CONSTI-
TUTED PARTY OR COMMITTEE OR ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE COMMITTEE FOR ANY
OFFICE OF THE STATE, MUNICIPAL OR OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN AN AMOUNT IN
EXCESS OF FIFTEEN PERCENT  OF  THE  CONTRIBUTION  LIMITS  SET  FORTH  IN
SECTION 14-114 OF THIS ARTICLE.
  §  2.  Section  14-126  of the election law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8. (A) ANY PERSON, ORGANIZATION, GROUP OF PERSONS, OR BUSINESS  ENTITY
AS  THAT  TERM  IS  USED  IN  SECTION 14-115 OF THIS ARTICLE, WHO, UNDER
CIRCUMSTANCES EVINCING AN  INTENT  TO  VIOLATE  SUCH  SECTION,  MAKES  A
CONTRIBUTION  IN  CONTRAVENTION OF SECTION 14-115 OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL
BE SUBJECT TO A CIVIL PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED THE GREATER OF TEN  THOUSAND
DOLLARS  OR  AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02227-01-9

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