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S07325 Summary:

BILL NOS07325A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORREICHLIN-MELNICK
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §14-134, El L
 
Prohibits an officer of the state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from accessing such officer's campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that any public officer impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony shall temporarily lose access to their campaign accounts and associated funds; provides that a public officer convicted by the court for the trial of impeachment or convicted of a felony shall permanently lose access to such account and funds; provides for the return of such funds to contributors upon conviction by the court for the trial of impeachment or conviction of a felony.
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S07325 Actions:

BILL NOS07325A
 
08/11/2021REFERRED TO RULES
11/08/2021AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO RULES
11/08/2021PRINT NUMBER 7325A
01/05/2022REFERRED TO ELECTIONS
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S07325 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7325--A
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     August 11, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. REICHLIN-MELNICK -- read twice and ordered printed,
          and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --  commit-
          tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
          mitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to prohibiting an  officer
          of  the  state impeached by the assembly or convicted of a felony from
          accessing such officer's campaign accounts and  associated  funds  and
          providing for the return of such funds to contributors
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The election law is amended by adding a new section  14-134
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  14-134. Loss of access to campaign account.  1. (a) When an officer
     4  of the state is impeached by the assembly, such officer shall  temporar-
     5  ily  lose  any access to such officer's campaign account and all associ-
     6  ated funds, except to pay legal defense fees, until  the  conclusion  of
     7  such officer's impeachment trial.
     8    (b)  If  such  officer  is  convicted  by  the  court for the trial of
     9  impeachment, such officer shall permanently  lose  any  access  to  such
    10  officer's campaign account and all associated funds, except to pay legal
    11  defense fees.
    12    2.  (a) When an officer of the state is indicted for a felony, whether
    13  such felony is a violation of a federal law or a law of any state, shall
    14  temporarily  lose  any access to such officer's campaign account and all
    15  associated funds, except to pay legal defense fees,  until  the  conclu-
    16  sions of such officer's felony trial.
    17    (b)  If such officer is convicted by the court of such felony offense,
    18  such official shall permanently lose access to such  officer's  campaign
    19  account and all associated funds, except to pay legal defense fees.
    20    3.  The  state board of elections shall liquidate the campaign account
    21  of any official convicted by the court  for  the  trial  of  impeachment
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13013-03-1

        S. 7325--A                          2
 
     1  pursuant  to  paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision  one  or  of  any official
     2  convicted by the court of a felony pursuant to paragraph (b) of subdivi-
     3  sion two of this section and shall return, pro rata, to each contributor
     4  such  funds  that  have  not  been spent or obligated.   Such official's
     5  campaign treasurer shall assist the state board of elections  with  such
     6  liquidation and return of funds.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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