Bill Text: NY S00093 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Sets forth the means of the disposition of campaign funds upon the conviction of a felony of a candidate, former candidate or holder of elective office.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-20 - referred to election law [S00093 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S00093-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           93
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       (Prefiled)
                                     January 9, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in  relation  to  the  disposition  of
          campaign  funds upon the conviction of a felony of a candidate, former
          candidate or holder of elective office
          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 14-132 of the election law, as
     2  added by section 2 of part C of chapter 286 of  the  laws  of  2016,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    1. Upon the conviction of a felony or the death of a candidate, former
     5  candidate  or  holder of elective office, where such candidate or candi-
     6  date's authorized committee received campaign  contributions,  all  such
     7  funds  shall be disposed of by any of the following means, or any combi-
     8  nation thereof, within two years of the  disqualification  or  death  of
     9  such person:
    10    (a)  returning,  pro rata, to each contributor the funds that have not
    11  been spent or obligated;
    12    (b) donating the funds to a charitable organization  or  organizations
    13  that meet the qualifications of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Reven-
    14  ue Code;
    15    (c) donating the funds to the state university of New York or the city
    16  university of New York; or
    17    (d) donating the funds to the state's general fund[; or
    18    (e)  contributing  or  transferring  the  funds to a candidate, party,
    19  constituted or political committee in  accordance  with  the  applicable
    20  limits, if any, set forth in this article].
    21    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03465-01-9
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