A02009 Summary:

BILL NO    A02009 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Kavanagh

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S14-102, El L

Requires the filing of additional transferor and contributor identification
information in campaign receipt and expenditure statements for the receipt of
amounts over one hundred dollars, including the occupation, employer and
employer's address in the case of an individual, and the full name and address
of any partnership, committee, association, corporation, labor organization or
group of persons.
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A02009 Actions:

BILL NO    A02009 

01/09/2013 referred to election law
01/08/2014 referred to election law
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A02009 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A02009 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A2009                 REVISED 3/28/11

TITLE  OF  BILL:    An  act  to amend the election law, in relation to
requiring  additional  transferor   and   contributor   identification
information in campaign receipt and expenditure statements

PURPOSE:  This  bill would require a political committee to disclose a
contributor's occupation, employer and full name and address.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:  Section 1 of the bill would amend  subdivision
1  of  section  14-102 of the election law, as amended by chapter 8 of
the laws of 1978 and as redesignated by chapter 9 of the laws of 1978,
to require a political committee to  disclose  additional  information
regarding contributors who give $100 or more to a political committee.
For  individual  contributors  giving  $100 or more, the contributor's
occupation, employer, and employer's address would  be  required.  For
organizational  contributors  delineated  in  the  amended  text,  the
additional information would be the  full  name  and  address  of  the
organization.

Section 2 of the bill establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:  Campaign  fundraising practices are having a corrosive
effect on the public's confidence in the integrity of government.  Too
often,  citizens  feel  that  their  individual  votes  are  of little
consequence. The cumulative impact is  a  significant  threat  to  the
fundamental  values  of democracy. A fundamental component of campaign
finance laws is that campaign committees must disclose the identity of
contributors. The rationale  is  that  public  awareness  of  who  has
contributed  may  reduce the possibility of elected officials favoring
contributors. Requiring that significant contributors  disclose  their
occupations and employers is necessary to ensure that contributors are
adequately  identified  and  to  provide  the  public  with additional
information that may be useful  in  assessing  where  a  contributor's
interests  may  lie-and  how  an  elected  official  might  favor that
contributor. The additional identification information required by the
bill is the same as is required under federal law for contributions to
federal political committees.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: A05857 (Kavanagh) - Rules
2011: A05857 (Kavanagh) - Election Law
2010: A04012A (Kavanagh) - Election Law
2009: A04012 (Kavanagh) - Election Law

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the  first  of  December
next succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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A02009 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         2009

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced by M. of A. KAVANAGH -- read once and referred to the Commit-
         tee on Election Law

       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 AND OTHER IDENTIFICATION of the transferor, contrib-
   17  utor or person from whom received, and if the transferor, contributor or
   18  person  is  a  political  committee;  the name of and the political unit
   19  represented by the committee, the date of its receipt, the dollar amount
   20  of every expenditure, the name and address of the person to whom it  was
   21  made  or the name of and the political unit represented by the committee
   22  to which it was made and the date thereof, and shall state  clearly  the
   23  purpose of such expenditure.  THE REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE OTHER IDENTIFI-

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD03038-01-3
       A. 2009                             2

    1  CATION  SHALL APPLY ONLY WITH RESPECT TO A TRANSFER OR CONTRIBUTION FROM
    2  ANY ONE TRANSFEROR OR CONTRIBUTOR WHICH EITHER RESULTS IN THE  AGGREGATE
    3  TRANSFERS  OR  CONTRIBUTIONS  FROM  THAT  ONE  TRANSFEROR OR CONTRIBUTOR
    4  EXCEEDING  THE  SUM  OF NINETY-NINE DOLLARS OR IS A TRANSFER OR CONTRIB-
    5  UTION WHICH OCCURS AFTER SUCH NINETY-NINE DOLLAR THRESHOLD  IS  REACHED.
    6  THE OTHER IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED WITH RESPECT TO AN INDIVIDUAL TRANSFE-
    7  ROR  OR CONTRIBUTOR SHALL BE HIS OR HER OCCUPATION, EMPLOYER AND EMPLOY-
    8  ER'S ADDRESS. THE OTHER IDENTIFICATION  REQUIRED  WITH  RESPECT  TO  ANY
    9  PARTNERSHIP,  COMMITTEE, ASSOCIATION, CORPORATION, LABOR ORGANIZATION OR
   10  OTHER ORGANIZATION OR GROUP OF  PERSONS  SHALL  BE  ITS  FULL  NAME  AND
   11  ADDRESS. Any statement reporting a loan shall have attached to it a copy
   12  of  the  evidence  of  indebtedness.  Expenditures  in  sums under fifty
   13  dollars need not be specifically accounted for by separate items in said
   14  statements, and receipts and contributions  aggregating  not  more  than
   15  ninety-nine  dollars,  from any one contributor need not be specifically
   16  accounted for by separate items in said  statements,  provided  however,
   17  that  such  expenditures, receipts and contributions shall be subject to
   18  the other provisions of section 14-118 of this article.
   19    S 2.   This act shall take  effect  on  the  first  of  December  next
   20  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
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