1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Election
  4. Article 14: Campaign Receipts and Expenditures
  5. Title 1: Campaign Receipts and Expenditures


Section 14-124 Exceptions

Election (ELN)

1. This article shall not apply to any person, association or corporation engaged in the publication or distribution of any newspaper or other publication issued at regular intervals in respect to the ordinary conduct of such business.

  2. The filing requirements and the expenditure, contribution and receipt limits of this article shall not apply to any candidate or committee who or which engages exclusively in activities on account of which, pursuant to the laws of the United States, there is required to be filed a statement or report of the campaign receipts, expenditures and liabilities of such candidate or committee with an office or officers of the government of the United States, provided a copy of each such statement or report is filed in the office of the state board of elections.

  2-a. The provisions of sections 14-102, 14-112 and subdivision one of section 14-118 of this article shall not apply to a political committee supporting or opposing candidates for state or local office which, pursuant to the laws of the United States, is required to file a statement or report of the campaign receipts, expenditures and liabilities of such committee with an office or officer of the government of the United States, provided that such committee makes no expenditures to aid or take part in the election or defeat of a candidate for state or local office other than in the form of contributions which do not exceed in the aggregate one thousand dollars in any calendar year, and provided further, that a copy of the federal report which lists such contributions is filed with the appropriate board of elections at the same time that it is filed with the federal filing office or officer.

  3. The contribution and receipt limits of this article shall not apply to monies received and expenditures made by a party committee or constituted committee to maintain a permanent headquarters and staff and carry on ordinary activities which are not for the express purpose of promoting the candidacy of specific candidates; provided that such monies described in this subdivision shall be deposited in a segregated account.

  4. No candidate and no political committee taking part solely in his campaign and authorized to do so by him in accordance with this article and no committee involved solely in promoting the success or defeat of a ballot proposal shall be required to file a statement required by sections 14-102 and 14-104 of this article if at the close of the reporting period for which such statement would be required neither the aggregate receipts nor the aggregate expenditures by and on behalf of such candidate or to promote the success or defeat of such proposal, by such candidate or such political committee or committees exceed one thousand dollars and such candidate or such committee files, on the filing date otherwise provided, a statement, sworn or subscribed and bearing a form notice that false statements made therein are punishable as a class A misdemeanor pursuant to section 210.45 of the penal law, stating that each of such aggregate receipts and aggregate expenditures does not exceed one thousand dollars.

  5. The provisions of sections 14-104 and 14-112, and subdivision a of section 14-118 shall not apply to any candidate for member of a county committee of a political party or any candidate for delegate or alternate delegate to a judicial district convention if the campaign expenditures made by or on behalf of such candidate do not exceed fifty dollars.

  6. The provisions of sections 14-102, 14-104 and 14-118 respectively, of this article shall not apply to a candidate or a committee taking part solely in his campaign and authorized to do so by him in accordance with the provisions of this article in a campaign for election to public office or to a committee involved solely in promoting the success or defeat of a ballot proposal in a city, town or village having a population of less than ten thousand, as shown by the latest federal or state census or enumeration, unless the aggregate receipts of said candidate and his authorized committees or the committees promoting the success or defeat of a proposal or the aggregate expenditures made by such candidate and his authorized committees or the committees promoting the success or defeat of a proposal exceed one thousand dollars.

  7. No candidate who is unopposed in a primary election and no political committee authorized by him pursuant to the provisions of this article and taking part solely in his campaign shall be required to file the two statements of receipts, expenditures and contributions required by this article to be filed immediately prior to such uncontested primary election, provided that all the information which would be required to be filed in such statements for a candidate for election to public office shall be contained in the first statement required to be filed in connection with the ensuing general election.

  8. A political committee formed solely to promote the success or defeat of any ballot proposal submitted to vote at a public election is exempt from filing statements required by this article until that committee has received or expended an amount in excess of one hundred dollars.