Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to elections
|Jan 05, 2023
referred to elections
Senate Bill S591
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Elections Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S591 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S591 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates; requires such candidates to disclose to the board of elections the acceptance of campaign contributions from any law firm that represents defendants in criminal proceedings in any court in the state or from any licensed attorney employed by such law firm.
2023-S591 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S591 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the election law, in relation to special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 creates a new section of the election law, 14-114a, which charges the Board of Elections with building a database of lawyers and law firms who practice criminal defense law in New York State and caps their contributions to candidates for district attorney at $320. Section 2 sets the effective date JUSTIFICATION: District Attorneys are uniquely charged with the power to curtail an individual's liberty. In order to do this job with the trust of the public, a District Attorney must be free of even the implication of
2023-S591 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 591 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 5, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, THOMAS -- 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 special restrictions on campaign contributions for district attorney candidates 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 14-114-a to read as follows: § 14-114-A. SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY CANDIDATES. 1. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SHALL REQUIRE THAT CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY SHALL DISCLOSE TO THE BOARD THE ACCEPTANCE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIB- UTIONS FROM ANY LAW FIRM THAT REPRESENTS DEFENDANTS IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN ANY COURT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR FROM ANY LICENSED ATTORNEY EMPLOYED BY SUCH LAW FIRM. THE BOARD SHALL PROMULGATE SUCH RULES AS IT DEEMS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT AND ADMINISTER THIS SECTION AND SHALL PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION REGARDING SUCH CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. 2. THE TERM "LEGAL DEALINGS" MEANS THE LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF ANY INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE ENTITY IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING BROUGHT AGAINST THAT INDIVIDUAL OR CORPORATE ENTITY BY ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. 3. THE TERM "LEGAL DEALINGS DATABASE" MEANS A COMPUTERIZED DATABASE ACCESSIBLE TO THE BOARD THAT CONTAINS THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO HAVE LEGAL DEALINGS WITH ANY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IN THE STATE, INCLUDING ANY LAW FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY THAT REPRESENTS INDIVIDUALS OR CORPORATE ENTITIES IN ANY CRIMINAL PROCEEDING IN ANY COURT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK; ANY LICENSED ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH SUCH A LAW FIRM, PARTNERSHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY; ANY PERSON SERVING AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OR PERSONS SERVING IN AN EQUIVALENT CAPACITY AT SUCH A LAW FIRM, PARTNER- SHIP OR CORPORATE ENTITY; ANY PERSON SERVING AS AN EQUITY PARTNER AT EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03448-01-3
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