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BILL NO A09885BSAME AS Same as S 7036SPONSOR SilverCOSPNSRMLTSPNSRDesig SS14-100 - 14-130 to be Title I, add Title Head, Art 14 Title II SS14-200- 14-224, 16-103 & 4-115, El L; add S359-gg, Gen Bus L; add S92-t, St Fin L;amd S658, Tax LEnacts the "2012 fair elections act"; relates to providing for optional partialpublic financing of certain election campaigns in this state; relates toidentification of the source of certain political contributions.
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K________________________________________________________________________ 9885--BI N A S S E M B L YApril 19, 2012___________ Introduced by M. of A. SILVER -- read once and referred to the Committeeon Election Law -- committee discharged, bill amended, orderedreprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee -- againreported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted asamended and recommitted to said committeeAN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to enacting the "2012 FairElections Act"; to amend the election law, the state finance law andthe tax law, in relation to providing for optional partial publicfinancing of certain election campaigns in this state; and to amendthe general business law, in relation to additional surchargesTHE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:1 Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as2 the "2012 Fair Elections Act".3 S 2. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature declares4 that it is in the public interest to create and ensure a truly democrat-5 ic political system in which citizens, irrespective of their income,6 status, or financial connections, are enabled and encouraged to compete7 for public office. Therefore, the legislature finds it necessary to8 establish a system of public financing for all qualified candidates for9 state elective offices and constitutional convention delegates.10 S 2-a. Sections 14-100, 14-102, 14-104, 14-106, 14-108, 14-110,11 14-112, 14-114, 14-116, 14-118, 14-120, 14-122, 14-124, 14-126, 14-127,12 14-128 and 14-130 of the election law are designated title 1 and a new13 title heading is added to read as follows:14 RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES; GENERAL
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