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S02362 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    January 20, 2023
        Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections
        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-
    24  cation shall apply only with respect to a transfer or contribution  from
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        S. 2362                             2
     1  any  one transferor or contributor which either results in the aggregate
     2  transfers or contributions  from  that  one  transferor  or  contributor
     3  exceeding  the  sum  of ninety-nine dollars or is a transfer or contrib-
     4  ution  which  occurs after such ninety-nine dollar threshold is reached.
     5  The other identification required with respect to an individual transfe-
     6  ror or contributor shall be his  or  her  full  name,  full  residential
     7  address,  including any suite, floor, or apartment, occupation, employer
     8  and employer's full business address, including  any  suite,  floor,  or
     9  apartment number.  The other identification required with respect to any
    10  partnership,  committee, association, corporation, labor organization or
    11  other organization or group of persons shall be its full name  and  full
    12  business  address,  including any suite, floor, or apartment number. Any
    13  statement reporting a loan shall have attached  to  it  a  copy  of  the
    14  evidence  of  indebtedness, and shall include the full business name and
    15  address, including any suite, floor, or apartment number of any  commer-
    16  cial  or  business  entity  providing  the loan, or the full name of any
    17  person providing  the  loan,  including  his  or  her  full  residential
    18  address,  including  any  suite,  floor or apartment number, occupation,
    19  employer and employer's full  business  address,  including  any  suite,
    20  floor,  and  apartment number.  Expenditures in sums under fifty dollars
    21  need not be specifically accounted for by separate items in said  state-
    22  ments,  and receipts and contributions aggregating not more than ninety-
    23  nine  dollars,  from  any  one  contributor  need  not  be  specifically
    24  accounted  for  by  separate items in said statements, provided however,
    25  that such expenditures, receipts and contributions shall be  subject  to
    26  the other provisions of section 14-118 of this article.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of December next succeed-
    28  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
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