senate Bill S50

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of campaign funds for attorney's fees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to elections
Jan 09, 2019 referred to elections

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S50 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1827
Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §14-130, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5094
2015-2016: S338, A9331
2017-2018: S88, A4181

S50 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of campaign funds to pay attorney's fees.

S50 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S50 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   50

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HOYLMAN, ADDABBO, KRUEGER -- 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 the use of campaign
  funds to pay attorney's fees

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

  Section  1.  Section 14-130 of the election law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. NO CAMPAIGN FUNDS SHALL BE USED TO PAY ATTORNEY'S FEES OR ANY COSTS
OF DEFENDING AGAINST ANY CIVIL  OR  CRIMINAL  ACTION,  INVESTIGATION  OR
PROSECUTION  FOR  ALLEGED  VIOLATIONS OF STATE OR FEDERAL LAW ALLEGED TO
HAVE BEEN COMMITTED BY A CANDIDATE, PUBLIC OR PARTY OFFICIAL, MEMBERS OF
THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR DOMESTIC PARTNER UNLESS  SUCH  EXPENDITURE  IS
USED  EXCLUSIVELY FOR COSTS RELATED TO CIVIL ACTIONS INSTITUTED PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE SIXTEEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become a law; provided, however, that the state board of elections
shall notify  all  registered  campaign  committees  of  the  applicable
provisions  of  this  act  within  thirty days after this act shall have
become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04147-01-9

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