Bill Text: NY S02333 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires the filing of additional transferor and contributor identification information in campaign receipt and expenditure statements, including the occupation, employer and employer's address in the case of a natural person.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-03-05 - referred to election law [S02333 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02333-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2333
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 24, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by Sen. KAVANAGH -- 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  requiring  additional
          transferor  and  contributor  identification  information  in campaign
          receipt and expenditure statements
          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 14-102 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.  The  treasurer of every political committee which, or any officer,
     5  member or agent of any  such  committee  who,  in  connection  with  any
     6  election,  receives  or  expends  any  money  or other valuable thing or
     7  incurs any liability to pay money or its equivalent  shall  file  state-
     8  ments  sworn,  or subscribed and bearing a form notice that false state-
     9  ments made therein are punishable as a class A misdemeanor  pursuant  to
    10  section 210.45 of the penal law, at the times prescribed by this article
    11  setting forth all the receipts, contributions to and the expenditures by
    12  and  liabilities  of  the  committee,  and  of its officers, members and
    13  agents in its behalf. Such statements shall include the dollar amount of
    14  any receipt, contribution or transfer, or the fair market value  of  any
    15  receipt,  contribution  or  transfer,  which is other than of money, the
    16  name and address of the transferor,  contributor  or  person  from  whom
    17  received,  and  if  the transferor, contributor or person is a political
    18  committee[;], the name of and the  political  unit  represented  by  the
    19  committee,  and  if  the  transferor, contributor or person is a natural
    20  person whose contributions equal or exceed five hundred dollars  in  the
    21  aggregate,  his or her occupation, employer, and employer's address, and
    22  the date of its receipt[,]; the dollar amount of every expenditure,  the
    23  name  and  address  of the person to whom it was made or the name of and
    24  the political unit represented by the committee to which it was made and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02482-01-9

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     1  the date thereof, and shall state clearly the purpose of  such  expendi-
     2  ture.    Any statement reporting a loan shall have attached to it a copy
     3  of the evidence  of  indebtedness.  Expenditures  in  sums  under  fifty
     4  dollars need not be specifically accounted for by separate items in said
     5  statements,  and  receipts  and  contributions aggregating not more than
     6  ninety-nine dollars, from any one contributor need not  be  specifically
     7  accounted  for  by  separate items in said statements, provided however,
     8  that such expenditures, receipts and contributions shall be  subject  to
     9  the other provisions of section 14-118 of this article.
    10    §  2.  Subdivision 6 of section 14-108 of the election law, as amended
    11  by chapter 323 of the laws of 1977 and as redesignated by chapter  9  of
    12  the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
    13    6.    A  statement shall be deemed properly filed when deposited in an
    14  established post-office within the prescribed time, duly stamped, certi-
    15  fied and directed to the officer with whom or to the  board  with  which
    16  the  statement  is  required  to  be  filed,  but in the event it is not
    17  received, a duplicate of such statement shall  be  promptly  filed  upon
    18  notice  by such officer or such board of its non-receipt. All statements
    19  required to be filed in the fifteen days before any  election  shall  be
    20  filed in person or sent by express mail or electronic mail.
    21    §  3.    This  act  shall  take effect January 12, 2020, provided that
    22  section one of this act shall apply to any contribution received  on  or
    23  after  January  12,  2020;  and provided further, however, that contrib-
    24  utions legally received prior to the effective date of this act  may  be
    25  retained  and  expended  for  lawful  purposes and shall not provide the
    26  basis for a violation of article 14 of the election law, as  amended  by
    27  this  act;  and  provided, further, that effective immediately the state
    28  board of elections is authorized and directed to  promulgate  any  rules
    29  necessary  to  implement the provisions of this act and shall notify all
    30  candidates and political committees of the applicable provisions of this
    31  act on or before such effective date.
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