senate Bill S2513

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting the conversion of campaign funds for personal use

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 25, 2019 referred to elections


S2513 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§14-130 & 14-132, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5127
2015-2016: S2214
2017-2018: S4231

S2513 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to campaign funds for personal use.

S2513 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2513 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 25, 2019

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, ADDABBO -- 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  campaign  funds  for
  personal use


  Section 1. Section 14-130 of the election law, as amended by section 9
of part CC of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015,  is  amended  to  read  as
  §  14-130.  Campaign funds for personal use. 1. Contributions received
by a candidate or a political committee may ONLY be  expended  for  [any
lawful  purpose.  Such  funds  shall not be converted by any person to a
personal use which is unrelated to a political campaign or  the  holding
of  a  public  office  or  party  position.] BONA FIDE PURPOSES DIRECTLY
  [2. No contribution shall be used to pay interest or any other finance
charges upon monies loaned to the campaign  by  such  candidate  or  the
spouse of such candidate.
  3.  For  the purposes of this section, contributions "converted by any
person to a personal use" are expenditures that are exclusively for  the
personal  benefit  of  the  candidate  or  any  other individual, not in
connection with a political campaign or the holding of a  public  office
or  party  position.  "Converted  by any person to a personal use", when
meeting the definition in this subdivision, shall include,  but  not  be
limited to, expenses for the following:
  (i)  any  residential  or  household  items, supplies or expenditures,
including mortgage, rent  or  utility  payments  for  any  part  of  any
personal  residence  of  a  candidate or officeholder or a member of the
candidate's or officeholder's family that are not incurred as  a  result
of, or to facilitate, the individual's campaign, or the execution of his
or  her duties of public office or party position. In the event that any
property or building is used for both personal and campaign  use  or  as
part  of  the  execution  of his or her duties of public office or party


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