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A06545 Summary:

BILL NOA06545A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S04729-A
 
SPONSORMamdani
 
COSPNSRGallagher, 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.
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A06545 Actions:

BILL NOA06545A
 
03/19/2021referred to election law
05/28/2021amend (t) and recommit to election law
05/28/2021print number 6545a
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A06545 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6545--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     March 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 exceptions
 
          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 14-114 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[; provided howev-
    18  er, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or accepted,  in
    19  the  aggregate, from any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother
    20  and sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall not exceed in  the
    21  case  of  any  nomination  to  public office an amount equivalent to the

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08562-03-1

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     1  product of the number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the
     2  state, excluding voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025, and  in
     3  the  case  of  any election for a public office, an amount equivalent to
     4  the  product  of  the number of registered voters in the state excluding
     5  voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.025].
     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[;
    31  provided however, that the maximum amount which may be so contributed or
    32  accepted, in the aggregate, from any candidate's child,  parent,  grand-
    33  parent,  brother  and  sister, and the spouse of any such persons, shall
    34  not exceed in the case of any election for party position or  nomination
    35  for  public office an amount equivalent to the number of enrolled voters
    36  in the candidate's party in the district in which  he  is  a  candidate,
    37  excluding  voters in inactive status, multiplied by $.25 and in the case
    38  of any election to public office, an amount equivalent to the number  of
    39  registered  voters in the district, excluding voters in inactive status,
    40  multiplied by $.25; or twelve hundred fifty dollars, whichever is great-
    41  er, or in the case of a nomination or election of a state senator, twen-
    42  ty thousand dollars, whichever is greater, or in the  case  of  a  nomi-
    43  nation  or  election  of  a  member of the assembly twelve thousand five
    44  hundred dollars, whichever is greater, but in no event  shall  any  such
    45  maximum exceed one hundred thousand dollars].
    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[;  provided  however,  that  the  maximum
    55  amount  which  may be so contributed or accepted, in the aggregate, from
    56  any candidate's child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister, and  the

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     1  spouse  of  any  such persons, shall not exceed in the case of any nomi-
     2  nation to public office an amount  equivalent  to  the  product  of  the
     3  number of enrolled voters in the candidate's party in the state, exclud-
     4  ing  voters  in inactive status, multiplied by $.025, and in the case of
     5  any election for a public office, an amount equivalent to the product of
     6  the number of registered voters in the state, excluding voters in  inac-
     7  tive status, multiplied by $.025].
     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.
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