Bill Text: NY A06060 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Requires the fair campaign code to require campaign literature and other mass media identify the person, political party or committee authorizing such material.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 10-3)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-02 - print number 6060a [A06060 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06060-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 26, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GUNTHER,  ZEBROWSKI,  JAFFEE, STECK, RIVERA,
          ABINANTI, DenDEKKER, GALEF, MONTESANO -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of
          A. COLTON, CROUCH, McDONOUGH, SIMOTAS -- read once and referred to the
          Committee  on  Election  Law  --  committee  discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation  to  media  identification
          requirements in the fair campaign code
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-106  of  the  election  law,  as
     2  amended  by chapter 8 of the laws of 1978 and as redesignated by chapter
     3  9 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
     4    1. In addition to the powers and duties elsewhere enumerated  in  this
     5  article,  the  state  board  of  elections, after public hearings, shall
     6  adopt a "fair campaign code" setting forth ethical standards of  conduct
     7  for  persons,  political  parties  and  committees  engaged  in election
     8  campaigns including, but not limited to, specific  prohibitions  against
     9  practices of political espionage and other political practices involving
    10  subversion  of the political parties and process, and requiring that all
    11  campaign literature, media advertisements or broadcasts, public  speech-
    12  es,  press  releases  and other writing shall identify the person, poli-
    13  tical party or committee authorizing such material.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    15  it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
    16  ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
    17  tation  of  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made and
    18  completed on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.