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SECTION 14-132
Disposition of campaign funds
Election (ELN) CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE 14, TITLE 1
§ 14-132. Disposition of campaign funds. 1. Upon the death of a
candidate, former candidate or holder of elective office, where such
candidate or candidate's authorized committee received campaign
contributions, all such funds shall be disposed of by any of the
following means, or any combination thereof, within two years of the
death of such person:

(a) returning, pro rata, to each contributor the funds that have not
been spent or obligated;

(b) donating the funds to a charitable organization or organizations
that meet the qualifications of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code;

(c) donating the funds to the state university of New York or the city
university of New York;

(d) donating the funds to the state's general fund; or

(e) contributing or transferring the funds to a candidate, party,
constituted or political committee in accordance with the applicable
limits, if any, set forth in this article.

2. No such candidate's authorized political committee shall dispose of
campaign funds by making expenditures for personal use as defined in
section 14-130 of this article.

3. If funds are not disposed of within the time required by this
section, such funds shall be recoverable by the chief enforcement
counsel of the state board of elections in a special proceeding in state
supreme court in the manner prescribed by section 16-116 of this chapter
and deposited into the state's general fund.