senate Bill S6933

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to contribution limits for parties appointed to public positions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to elections
May 20, 2021 referred to elections

S6933 (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
2019-2020: S1936

S6933 (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.

S6933 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6933 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6933
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RATH  --  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.
                                                            LBD11622-01-1

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