Media Advisory: Senate Democratic Conference To Unveil Comprehensive Ethics Legislative Package

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

May 05, 2014

Albany, NY - The Senate Democratic Conference will announce the introduction of ten bills to combat corruption in state government and promote ethical leadership in New York State. These ten pieces of legislation will cap contributions to ‘soft money’ accounts, close the LLC loophole and a financial disclosure requirement loophole, require that campaign contribution disclosure reports to the State Board of Elections state whether the contributor is a lobbyist, strengthen the regulations regarding the use of campaign money, retroactively strip pension benefits from corrupt state officials, ban the use of campaign money for criminal defense, require greater disclosure of campaign donations, limit legislators’ outside income, and establish a public financing system for state campaigns.

WHO: Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Members of the New York State Senate Democratic Conference, Citizen Action Legislation and Campaign Director Jessica Wisneski, and League of Women Voters Legislative Director Barbara Bartoletti

WHEN: Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 12:30 PM

WHERE: Senate Democratic Conference Room, Room 315 Capitol, Albany