senate Bill S7325A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits an officer of the state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from accessing such officer's campaign accounts and associated funds and providing for the return of such funds to contributors

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
Nov 08, 2021 print number 7325a
Nov 08, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to rules
Aug 11, 2021 referred to rules

S7325 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14-134, El L

S7325 - Summary

Prohibits an officer of the state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from accessing such officer's campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that any public officer impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony shall temporarily lose access to their campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that a public officer convicted by the court for the trial of impeachment or convicted of a felony shall permanently lose access to such account and funds; provides for the return of such funds to contributors upon conviction by the court for the trial of impeachment or conviction of a felony.

S7325 - Sponsor Memo

S7325 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7325
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting an  officer
   of  the  state impeached by the assembly from accessing such officer's
   campaign accounts and associated funds and providing for the return of
   such funds to contributors
 
   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 14-134
 to read as follows:
   § 14-134. LOSS OF ACCESS TO CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT WHEN IMPEACHED.   1.  (A)
 WHEN  AN OFFICER OF THE STATE IS IMPEACHED BY THE ASSEMBLY, SUCH OFFICER
 SHALL TEMPORARILY LOSE ANY ACCESS TO SUCH OFFICER'S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND
 ALL ASSOCIATED FUNDS, EXCEPT  TO  PAY  LEGAL  DEFENSE  FEES,  UNTIL  THE
 CONCLUSION OF SUCH OFFICER'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
   (B)  IF  SUCH  OFFICER  IS  CONVICTED  BY  THE  COURT FOR THE TRIAL OF
 IMPEACHMENT, SUCH OFFICER SHALL PERMANENTLY  LOSE  ANY  ACCESS  TO  SUCH
 OFFICER'S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND ALL ASSOCIATED FUNDS, EXCEPT TO PAY LEGAL
 DEFENSE FEES.
   2.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL LIQUIDATE THE CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT
 OF ANY OFFICIAL CONVICTED BY THE COURT  FOR  THE  TRIAL  OF  IMPEACHMENT
 PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION AND SHALL
 RETURN, PRO RATA, TO EACH CONTRIBUTOR SUCH  FUNDS  THAT  HAVE  NOT  BEEN
 SPENT OR OBLIGATED.  SUCH OFFICIAL'S CAMPAIGN TREASURER SHALL ASSIST THE
 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WITH SUCH LIQUIDATION AND RETURN OF FUNDS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13013-02-1


S7325A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Elections
Law Section:
Election Law
Laws Affected:
Add §14-134, El L

S7325A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits an officer of the state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from accessing such officer's campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that any public officer impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony shall temporarily lose access to their campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that a public officer convicted by the court for the trial of impeachment or convicted of a felony shall permanently lose access to such account and funds; provides for the return of such funds to contributors upon conviction by the court for the trial of impeachment or conviction of a felony.

S7325A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7325A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7325--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              August 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
   tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
   mitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting an  officer
   of  the  state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from
   accessing such officer's campaign accounts and  associated  funds  and
   providing for the return of such funds to contributors
 
   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  14-134
 to read as follows:
   §  14-134. LOSS OF ACCESS TO CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT.  1. (A) WHEN AN OFFICER
 OF THE STATE IS IMPEACHED BY THE ASSEMBLY, SUCH OFFICER SHALL  TEMPORAR-
 ILY  LOSE  ANY ACCESS TO SUCH OFFICER'S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND ALL ASSOCI-
 ATED FUNDS, EXCEPT TO PAY LEGAL DEFENSE FEES, UNTIL  THE  CONCLUSION  OF
 SUCH OFFICER'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL.
   (B)  IF  SUCH  OFFICER  IS  CONVICTED  BY  THE  COURT FOR THE TRIAL OF
 IMPEACHMENT, SUCH OFFICER SHALL PERMANENTLY  LOSE  ANY  ACCESS  TO  SUCH
 OFFICER'S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND ALL ASSOCIATED FUNDS, EXCEPT TO PAY LEGAL
 DEFENSE FEES.
   2.  (A) WHEN AN OFFICER OF THE STATE IS INDICTED FOR A FELONY, WHETHER
 SUCH FELONY IS A VIOLATION OF A FEDERAL LAW OR A LAW OF ANY STATE, SHALL
 TEMPORARILY  LOSE  ANY ACCESS TO SUCH OFFICER'S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT AND ALL
 ASSOCIATED FUNDS, EXCEPT TO PAY LEGAL DEFENSE FEES,  UNTIL  THE  CONCLU-
 SIONS OF SUCH OFFICER'S FELONY TRIAL.
   (B)  IF SUCH OFFICER IS CONVICTED BY THE COURT OF SUCH FELONY OFFENSE,
 SUCH OFFICIAL SHALL PERMANENTLY LOSE ACCESS TO SUCH  OFFICER'S  CAMPAIGN
 ACCOUNT AND ALL ASSOCIATED FUNDS, EXCEPT TO PAY LEGAL DEFENSE FEES.
   3.  THE  STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL LIQUIDATE THE CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT
 OF ANY OFFICIAL CONVICTED BY THE COURT  FOR  THE  TRIAL  OF  IMPEACHMENT
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13013-03-1

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