Bill Text: NY S02680 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Authorizes the use of campaign funds for childcare expenses where they are incurred in the campaign or in the execution of the duties of public office or party position.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-19 - returned to senate [S02680 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S02680-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 614

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 28, 2019

          METZGER  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
          committed to the Committee on Elections  --  reported  favorably  from
          said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third
          reading,  passed  by  Senate  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled,
          vote reconsidered, restored to  third  reading,  amended  and  ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the election law, in relation to the use of campaign
          funds for childcare expenses

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Paragraphs (ix) and (x) of subdivision 3 of section 14-130
     2  of the election law, as added by section 9 of part CC of chapter  56  of
     3  the  laws of 2015, are amended and a new paragraph (xi) is added to read
     4  as follows:
     5    (ix) dues, fees, or gratuities at a country club, health club,  recre-
     6  ational  facility  or other entities with a similar purpose, unless they
     7  are expenses connected with a specific  fundraising  event  or  activity
     8  associated  with a political campaign or the holding of public office or
     9  party position that takes place on the organization's premises; [and]
    10    (x) travel expenses including automobile purchases or  leases,  unless
    11  used  for  campaign  purposes or in connection with the execution of the
    12  duties of public office or party position  and  usage  of  such  vehicle
    13  which is incidental to such purposes or the execution of such duties[.];
    14  and
    15    (xi)  childcare expenses, other than expenses incurred in the campaign
    16  or in the execution of the duties of public office or party position.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    18  have  become a law; provided, however, that the state board of elections
    19  shall notify  all  registered  campaign  committees  of  the  applicable
    20  provisions  of  this  act  within  thirty days after this act shall have
    21  become a law.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.