Bill Text: NY S04311 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Prohibits the use of campaign funds to pay any settlement fees, fines or penalties for sexual harassment civil or criminal actions.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-20 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S04311 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04311-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 617

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      March 7, 2019

          -- 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,
          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  to  pay  any  settlement  fees,  fines  or penalties for sexual
          harassment civil or criminal actions

          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) payment of any  settlement  fees,  fines  or  penalties  assessed
    16  against  the  candidate  in  connection with a criminal or civil action,
    17  investigation, or prosecution involving allegations  of  sexual  harass-
    18  ment.
    19    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    20  have become a law.

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