S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2015-2016 Regular Sessions
I N A S S E M B L Y
March 3, 2015
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 prohibiting candidates
from authorizing more than one political committee for any one
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
1 Section 1. Section 14-112 of the election law, as amended by chapter
2 930 of the laws of 1981, is amended to read as follows:
3 S 14-112. [Political] AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE; POLITICAL committee
4 authorization statement. 1. Any political committee aiding or taking
5 part in the election or nomination of any candidate[, other than by
6 making contributions,] shall file, in the office in which the statements
7 of such committee are to be filed pursuant to this article, either a
8 sworn verified statement by the treasurer of such committee AND THE
9 CANDIDATE that [the] SUCH candidate has authorized the political commit-
10 tee to aid or take part in his OR HER election or A SWORN VERIFIED
11 STATEMENT BY THE TREASURER OF SUCH COMMITTEE that the candidate has not
12 authorized the committee to aid or take part in his OR HER election.
13 2. NO CANDIDATE MAY AUTHORIZE MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR
14 ANY ONE ELECTION. ANY CANDIDATE WHO, ON DECEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
15 SIXTEEN, HAS AUTHORIZED MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR ANY ONE
16 ELECTION SHALL, NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER SAID DATE, DISAVOW ALL
17 BUT ONE OF SUCH COMMITTEES, IN WRITING, TO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS.
18 THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE AUTHORIZATION OF AN EXPLORATORY
19 COMMITTEE BY AN ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL. A MULTI-CANDIDATE COMMITTEE MAY
20 NOT BE AN AUTHORIZED COMMITTEE.
21 3. CAMPAIGN FUNDS REMAINING IN ANY DISAVOWED COMMITTEE SHALL BE
22 DISPOSED OF PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE.
23 S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
24 have become a law; provided, however, that the state board of elections
25 shall notify all candidates and political committees of the applicable
26 provisions of this act within thirty days after this act shall have
27 become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.