senate Bill S2350

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to media disclosure requirements and political contribution limitations

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 24, 2019 referred to elections

S2350 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-107, 14-114 & 14-116, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7837
2017-2018: S3239

S2350 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to media disclosure requirements and political contributions; requires disclosure of the amount of money, if any, received by a person making an independent expenditure and its contributors and the contributor's owners and members, from state or other public entities within New York state during the prior calendar year; removes cost of living from factors; limits the amount of certain contributions.

S2350 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2350 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2350

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 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  media  disclosure
  requirements and political contribution limitations

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 14-107 of  the  election  law,  as
amended  by  section 5 of part JJJ of chapter 59 of the laws of 2018, is
amended to read as follows:
  2. Whenever any person makes an independent expenditure, such communi-
cation shall clearly state the name of  the  person  who  paid  for,  or
otherwise  published or distributed the communication [and], state, with
respect to communications regarding candidates, that  the  communication
was  not  expressly  authorized or requested by any candidate, or by any
candidate's political committee or any of its agents AND SHALL IN  ADDI-
TION  DISCLOSE  THE  NAMES  OF  THE FIVE CONTRIBUTORS MAKING THE LARGEST
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PERSON MAKING THE INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURE, OR
IF THERE ARE FEWER THAN FIVE CONTRIBUTORS, THE NAMES OF ALL CONTRIBUTORS
DURING THE PRIOR TWELVE MONTHS. AT A MINIMUM SUCH DISCLOSURE SHALL READ:
"THIS COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY ----. THIS  COMMUNICATION  WAS
NOT EXPRESSLY AUTHORIZED OR REQUESTED BY ANY CANDIDATE, OR BY ANY CANDI-
DATE'S  POLITICAL  COMMITTEE OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS. THE NAMES OF THE FIVE
LARGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE SPONSOR DURING THE PAST TWELVE  MONTHS  ARE:
--------".
  §  2.  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

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

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