Bill Text: NY A06585 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits certain state and prospective state contractors to contribute to the campaigns and committees of statewide officials, including any candidate for governor, attorney general and comptroller, for a period of time; requires written notice of prohibitions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-12 - referred to election law [A06585 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06585-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6585
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 12, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. GOODELL -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Election Law
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to campaign  contributions
          by state and prospective state contractors
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section  14-117
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  14-117.  Political  contributions to statewide officials. 1. (a) No
     4  campaign contributions shall be made to any candidate  for  governor  or
     5  any committee of such candidate, nor shall any campaign contributions be
     6  accepted  by  any candidate for governor or committee of such candidate,
     7  from any individual, corporation, limited liability  corporation,  joint
     8  stock association, partnership, union, or any other entity, or any offi-
     9  cer, director, majority shareholder, manager, attorney or lobbyist ther-
    10  eof, at any time within the thirty-six month period preceding and subse-
    11  quent  to  the  entering into or seeking of any contract, grant or other
    12  financial agreement with any agency or department of the state  or  with
    13  any  public  authority, public benefit corporation, or any other entity,
    14  whose management includes any members appointed by the governor.
    15    (b) No campaign contributions shall  be  made  to  any  candidate  for
    16  attorney  general  or  any  committee  of  such candidate, nor shall any
    17  campaign contributions be accepted by any candidate for attorney general
    18  or any committee of such candidate, from  any  individual,  corporation,
    19  limited  liability  corporation,  joint  stock association, partnership,
    20  union, or any other entity, or any officer,  director,  majority  share-
    21  holder,  manager,  attorney, or lobbyist thereof, (i) at any time within
    22  the thirty-six month period preceding and/or subsequent to the  entering
    23  into or seeking of any contract, grant or other agreement that is draft-
    24  ed, reviewed, approved, or enforced by the office of the attorney gener-
    25  al, or (ii) that is licensed or is regulated by any agency or department
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08732-01-9

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     1  of the state, public authority, public benefit corporation, or any other
     2  entity, where such license or regulation is drafted, reviewed, approved,
     3  or enforced by the office of the attorney general.
     4    (c)  No  campaign contributions can be made to any candidate for comp-
     5  troller or any committee of  such  candidate,  nor  shall  any  campaign
     6  contributions  be accepted by a candidate for comptroller or any commit-
     7  tee of such candidate, from any individual, corporation, limited liabil-
     8  ity corporation, joint stock association,  partnership,  union,  or  any
     9  other  entity, and any officer, director, majority shareholder, manager,
    10  attorney, or lobbyist thereof, that has a contract or  a  grant  or  any
    11  other  agreement  (i) that is reviewed, approved, or subject to audit by
    12  the office of the comptroller, or any individual,  corporation,  limited
    13  liability  corporation,  joint stock association, partnership, union, or
    14  (ii) with any other entity, or any officer,  director,  majority  share-
    15  holder, manager, attorney, or lobbyist thereof, in which the comptroller
    16  has invested any funds from the state pension system.
    17    2.  The  applicable  governmental  agency  shall make available to any
    18  individual or entity subject to  the  restrictions  set  forth  in  this
    19  section  a written notice, in the contract and solicitation for procure-
    20  ment, if applicable, advising such individual or entity of the  contrib-
    21  ution  prohibitions  contained  in this section. The notice shall inform
    22  the individual or entity that if any  such  contribution  is  made,  the
    23  applicable governmental agency may void the contract and no other agency
    24  will  have  the right to award such individual or entity any contract or
    25  modification or extension to any contract, as applicable, for  a  period
    26  of  one year following the election for which such contribution has been
    27  made. Notwithstanding anything contained herein,  no  violation  of  the
    28  prohibitions  contained in this section shall be deemed to have occurred
    29  if the improper contribution is returned to  the  individual  or  entity
    30  making  the contribution by the earlier of thirty days after the recipi-
    31  ent receives the contribution or the filing date that  corresponds  with
    32  the reporting period in which the contribution was made.
    33    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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