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Bill Memo Cfr

Bill Memo Cfr

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NEW YORK STATE SENATEINTRODUCER'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORTSubmitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI. Sec 1
 
BILL NUMBER:
 XXXXX
SPONSOR:
 Senator Klein
TITLE OF BILL:
 The Integrity in Elections Act of 2013
PURPOSE:
 This bill would provide candidates for the nomination for election or election to all statewide andlegislative office, as well as delegates to a constitutional convention, the option of receivingmatching funds in return for agreeing to: (i) limits on contributions; (ii) strict eligibilityrequirements; (iii) participation in debates; and (iv) the monitoring and auditing of campaignexpenditures by an independent campaign finance board within the board of elections.In addition, this bill requires the reporting to the campaign finance board all independentexpenditures; caps individual campaign contributions to $2,600; bans campaign contributionsfrom corporations; creates a New York State Business Contract Database; opens up cross-partycandidate endorsements by repealing the Wilson-Pakula Law; and bans transfers between political party committees and candidate committees.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1
 provides a short title, the “Integrity in Elections Act of 2013”.
 Section 2 provides for the legislative intent.Section 3 repeals section of section 6-120 of the Election Law.Section 4 amends section 14-100 of the Election Law limiting the transfer of funds or anythingof value to political committees of a candidate in a campaign. Section 4 also provides newdefinitions of a clearly identified candidate, a general public audience and of a labor organization.Section 5 amends section 14-102 to provide a technical cleanup.Section 6 adds a new section 14-107 to the Election Law to provide for the reporting of independent expenditures made in support or opposition of a candidate or of a ballot proposal.Section 7 amends section 14-114 of the Election Law to provide that any contribution to anystate or local candidate in both a primary and a general election would be capped at $2,600.
 
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Section 8 repeals subdivision 6 of section 14-114 of the election law.Section 9 amends section 14-114 of the Election Law to reduce the contribution to a party or constituted committee from $62,500 to $10,000.Section 9-A repeals paragraph b of subdivision ten of section 14-114 of the election law.Section 10 amends subdivision two of section 14-116 to prohibit certain organizations from
contributing to any candidate’s campaign in any election cycle
.Section 11 repeals subdivision three of section 14-124 of the election law.Section 12 adds a new section to the election law to create the New York State Business ContractDatabase.Section 13
renames Article 14 of the Election Law as “Campaign Finance”
.Section 14
designates a new “Title 1” within Article 14 of the Election Law and its new titleheading “Campaign Receipts and Expenditures”.
 Section 15
establishes a new “Title 2” within Article 14 of the Election Law, adding new
sections 14-200 through 14-228, collectively known as the
“ Voluntary
 
Campaign Finance”
 program:
 
Section 14-200 defines those terms applicable to Title 2 and limits their application tocandidates for the nomination for election or for the election to the offices of Governor,Lieutenant Governor, State Comptroller, Attorney General, member of the Assembly,State Senate and delegate to a constitutional convention;
 
Section 14-202 requires every participating candidate to have only one authorizedcommittee to receive matching funds and to notify the state board of elections of suchauthorized committee and any other reports as the State Board of Election currentlyrequires;
 
Section 14-204 limits the amount a candidate can receive from any one contributor for  both a primary and a general election to $2,600 per election cycle;
 
Section 14-206 requires all participating candidates to maintain records of receipts andexpenditures for any general election;
 
Section 14-208 lists the requirements necessary to be eligible for the optional campaignfinance program including:
o
 
The receipt of at least $650,000 in matchable contributions from at least 6,500contributors in amounts of no more than $250 for the Office of Governor in a primary or general election;
o
 
The receipt of at least $200,000 in matchable contributions from at least 2,000contributors in amounts of no more than $250 for the Office of LieutenantGovernor in a primary and for the Offices of State Comptroller and AttorneyGeneral in a primary or a general election;
 
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o
 
The receipt of at least $20,000 in matchable contributions of no more than $250for the State Senate in a primary, special or general election including at least$10,000 from at least 100 contributors residing in the Senate district for which theseat is to be filled;
o
 
The receipt of at least $10,000 in matchable contributions of no more than $250for the State Assembly in a primary, special or general election including at least$5,000 from at least 50 contributors who reside in the Assembly district for whichthe seat is to be filled;
o
 
The receipt of not less than $20,000 in matchable contributions of no more than$250 for the election of an at-large delegate to a constitutional convention; and
o
 
The receipt of not less than $,5000 in matchable contributions of no more than$250 from at least 50 contributors residing in the district for which a districtdelegate to a constitutional convention is to be elected.
 
Section 14-212 authorizes the payment of matching funds to an eligible participatingcandidate in an amount of six dollars for every dollar in a matchable contribution raised by a participating candidate. Matching funds are only available for the first $250contributed by each donor who is a natural person residing in the State. Total matchingfunds are limited to:
o
 
An amount of $5.5 million for a primary and $8.25 million for a general electionfor the Office of Governor;
o
 
An amount of $2.75 million for a primary for the Office of Lieutenant Governor,State Comptroller and State Attorney General and $4.125 million for the StateComptroller and Attorney General in a general election;
o
 
An amount of $825,000 for the State Senate for a primary and for a generalelection;
o
 
An amount of $412,500 for the Assembly for a primary and for a general election;
o
 
An amount of $175,000 for an at-large delegate to a constitutional convention in a primary and in a general election; and
o
 
An amount of $50,000 for a district delegate to a constitutional convention in a primary and in a general election.
 
Section 14-214 defines the uses for which matching funds may be expended;
 
Section 14-216 establishes a seven member campaign finance board within the StateBoard of Elections. The chairman of the Board shall be appointed by the Governor withthe advice and consent of the State Senate. Other members shall be appointed by theTemporary President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Minority Leader of the Senate and the Minority Leader of the Assembly. Each member shall serve for a termof six years after the initial staggered appointments have expired;
 
Section 14-218 authorized the Campaign Finance Board to audit all matters related to theVoluntary Finance Program;
 
Section 14-220 sets forth the wrongful acts that could result in the Campaign FinanceBoard imposing civil fines;
 
Section 14-222 sets forth the wrongful acts, misdemeanors and felonies, that if proven,could lead to fines and imprisonment;
 
14-224 requires the Campaign Finance Board to submit a report every two years to theGovernor and to the legislative leaders which analyzes the implementation of the program and provides recommendation for any modification to the program;

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