### A06545 Summary:

BILL NO | A06545A |

SAME AS | SAME AS S04729-A |

SPONSOR | Mamdani |

COSPNSR | Gallagher, Galef, Rivera JD, Forrest, Mitaynes, Burke, Epstein, Burgos, Jackson, Meeks, Septimo, Gonzalez-Rojas, Clark, Kelles, Davila, Buttenschon, Anderson, Kim, Simon |

MLTSPNSR | |

Amd §14-114, El L | |

Eliminates family contribution exceptions to candidates for election. |

### A06545 Actions:

BILL NO | A06545A | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

03/19/2021 | referred to election law | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

05/28/2021 | amend (t) and recommit to election law | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

05/28/2021 | print number 6545a |

### A06545 Text:

Go to topSTATE OF NEW YORK________________________________________________________________________ 6545--A 2021-2022 Regular SessionsIN ASSEMBLYMarch 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. MAMDANI, GALLAGHER, GALEF, J. D. RIVERA, FORREST, MITAYNES, BURKE, EPSTEIN, BURGOS, JACKSON, MEEKS, SEPTIMO, GONZALEZ-ROJAS, CLARK, KELLES, DAVILA, BUTTENSCHON, ANDERSON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Election Law -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to eliminating family contribution exceptionsThe People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-1 Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 14-114 of the election law, as 2 amended by section 3 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, is 3 amended to read as follows: 4 1. The following limitations apply to all contributions to candidates 5 for election to any public office or for nomination for any such office, 6 or for election to any party positions, and to all contributions to 7 political committees working directly or indirectly with any candidate 8 to aid or participate in such candidate's nomination or election, other 9 than any contributions to any party committee or constituted committee: 10 a. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of 11 the entire state, or for nomination to any such office, no contributor 12 may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee, partic- 13 ipating in the state's public campaign financing system pursuant to 14 title two of this article and no such candidate or political committee 15 may accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggre- 16 gate amount greater than eighteen thousand dollars divided equally among 17 the primary and general election in an election cycle[bly, do enact as follows:18~~; provided howev-~~19~~er, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or accepted, in~~20~~the aggregate, from any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother~~21~~and sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall not exceed in the~~EXPLANATION--Matter in~~case of any nomination to public office an amount equivalent to the~~(underscored) is new; matter in brackets [italics] is old law to be omitted. LBD08562-03-1A. 6545--A 2 12~~product of the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the~~3~~state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025, and in~~4~~the case of any election for a public office, an amount equivalent to~~5~~the product of the number of registered voters in the state excluding~~]. 6 b. In any other election for party position or for election to a 7 public office or for nomination for any such office, no contributor may 8 make a contribution to any candidate or political committee participat- 9 ing in the state's public campaign financing system pursuant to title 10 two of this article and no such candidate or political committee may 11 accept any contribution from any contributor, which is in the aggregate 12 amount greater than election for party position, or for nomination to 13 public office, the product of the total number of enrolled voters in the 14 candidate's party in the district in which he is a candidate, excluding 15 voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.05, and (ii) in the case of 16 any election for a public office, the product of the total number of 17 registered voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status, 18 multiplied by $.05, however in the case of a nomination within the city 19 of New York for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller, 20 such amount shall be not less than four thousand dollars nor more than 21 twelve thousand dollars as increased or decreased by the cost of living 22 adjustment described in paragraph c of this subdivision; in the case of 23 an election within the city of New York for the office of mayor, public 24 advocate or comptroller, twenty-five thousand dollars as increased or 25 decreased by the cost of living adjustment described in paragraph c of 26 this subdivision; in the case of a nomination or election for state 27 senator, ten thousand dollars, divided equally among the primary and 28 general election in an election cycle; in the case of an election or 29 nomination for a member of the assembly, six thousand dollars, divided 30 equally among the primary and general election in an election cycle[~~voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025~~31~~;~~32~~provided however, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or~~33~~accepted, in the aggregate, from any candidate's child, parent, grand-~~34~~parent, brother and sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall~~35~~not exceed in the case of any election for party position or nomination~~36~~for public office an amount equivalent to the number of enrolled voters~~37~~in the candidate's party in the district in which he is a candidate,~~38~~excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.25 and in the case~~39~~of any election to public office, an amount equivalent to the number of~~40~~registered voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status,~~41~~multiplied by $.25; or twelve hundred fifty dollars, whichever is great-~~42~~er, or in the case of a nomination or election of a state senator, twen-~~43~~ty thousand dollars, whichever is greater, or in the case of a nomi-~~44~~nation or election of a member of the assembly twelve thousand five~~45~~hundred dollars, whichever is greater, but in no event shall any such~~]. 46 c. In any election for a public office to be voted on by the voters of 47 the entire state, or for nomination to any such office, no contributor 48 may make a contribution to any candidate or political committee in 49 connection with a candidate who is not a participating candidate as 50 defined in subdivision fourteen of section 14-200-a of this article, and 51 no such candidate or political committee may accept any contribution 52 from any contributor, which is in the aggregate amount greater than 53 eighteen thousand dollars, divided equally among the primary and general 54 election in an election cycle[~~maximum exceed one hundred thousand dollars~~55~~; provided however, that the maximum~~56~~amount which may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from~~~~any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister, and the~~A. 6545--A 3 12~~spouse of any such persons, shall not exceed in the case of any nomi-~~3~~nation to public office an amount equivalent to the product of the~~4~~number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the state, exclud-~~5~~ing voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025, and in the case of~~6~~any election for a public office, an amount equivalent to the product of~~7~~the number of registered voters in the state, excluding voters in inac-~~]. 8 d. In any nomination or election of a candidate who is not a partic- 9 ipating candidate for state senator, ten thousand dollars, divided 10 equally among the primary and general election in an election cycle; in 11 the case of an election or nomination for a member of the assembly, six 12 thousand dollars, divided equally among the primary and general election 13 in an election cycle. 14 e.(1) At the beginning of each fourth calendar year, commencing in 15 nineteen hundred ninety-five, the state board shall determine the 16 percentage of the difference between the most recent available monthly 17 consumer price index for all urban consumers published by the United 18 States bureau of labor statistics and such consumer price index 19 published for the same month four years previously. The amount of each 20 contribution limit fixed in this subdivision shall be adjusted by the 21 amount of such percentage difference to the closest one hundred dollars 22 by the state board which, not later than the first day of February in 23 each such year, shall issue a regulation publishing the amount of each 24 such contribution limit. Each contribution limit as so adjusted shall be 25 the contribution limit in effect for any election held before the next 26 such adjustment. 27 (2) Provided, however, that such adjustments shall not occur for 28 candidates seeking statewide office, or the position of state senator or 29 member of the assembly, whether such candidate does or does not partic- 30 ipate in the public finance program established pursuant to title two of 31 this article. 32 f. Notwithstanding any other contribution limit in this section, 33 participating candidates as defined in subdivision fourteen of section 34 14-200-a of this article may contribute, out of their own money, three 35 times the applicable contribution limit to their own authorized commit- 36 tee. 37 § 2. This act shall take effect on the same date and in the same 38 manner as section 3 of part ZZZ of chapter 58 of the laws of 2020, takes 39 effect.~~tive status, multiplied by $.025~~