Bill Text: NY S03903 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Requires campaign finance information of certain candidates or committees to be filed on an electronic reporting system.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-21 - REFERRED TO ELECTIONS [S03903 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03903-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3903
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 21, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  Sen.  MYRIE  -- 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  campaign
          finance information of certain candidates or committees to be filed on
          an electronic reporting system
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivisions 4 and 5 of section 14-102 of the election law,
     2  subdivision 4 as amended and subdivision 5 as added by  chapter  406  of
     3  the laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows:
     4    4.  Any  committee which is required to file statements with any board
     5  of elections pursuant to this article [and which  raises  or  spends  or
     6  expects to raise or spend more than one thousand dollars in any calendar
     7  year]  shall file all such statements pursuant to the electronic report-
     8  ing system prescribed by the state board of elections as  set  forth  in
     9  subdivision nine-A of section 3-102 of this chapter. Notwithstanding the
    10  provisions  of this subdivision, upon the filing of a sworn statement by
    11  the treasurer of a political committee which states that such  political
    12  committee  does  not  have  access to the technology necessary to comply
    13  with the electronic filing requirements of subdivision nine-A of section
    14  3-102 of this chapter and that filing by such means would  constitute  a
    15  substantial  hardship  for  such political committee, the state board of
    16  elections may issue an exemption from the electronic filing requirements
    17  of this article.
    18    [5. Any committee which is required to  file  statements  pursuant  to
    19  this  article with county boards of elections shall file in paper format
    20  to the county board of elections or in electronic format if the legisla-
    21  tive body of any county provides, by local  law,  an  electronic  filing
    22  system and shall file such statements by electronic reporting process to
    23  the state board of elections.]
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01919-01-9

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     1    §  2.  Subdivisions  2  and  3  of section 14-104 of the election law,
     2  subdivision 2 as amended and subdivision 3 as added by  chapter  406  of
     3  the laws of 2005, are amended to read as follows:
     4    2.  Statements filed by any political committee authorized by a candi-
     5  date pursuant to this article which is required to file such  statements
     6  with  any  board  of elections [and which raises or spends or expects to
     7  raise or spend more than one thousand  dollars  in  any  calendar  year]
     8  shall  file  all  such  statements  pursuant to the electronic reporting
     9  system prescribed by the state board of elections as set forth in subdi-
    10  vision nine-A of section 3-102  of  this  chapter.  Notwithstanding  the
    11  provisions  of this subdivision, upon the filing of a sworn statement by
    12  the treasurer of a political committee authorized by a candidate  pursu-
    13  ant  to  this  article  which  states  that such committee does not have
    14  access to the technology necessary to comply with the electronic  filing
    15  requirements  of subdivision nine-A of section 3-102 of this chapter and
    16  that filing by such means would constitute a  substantial  hardship  for
    17  such committee, the state board of elections may issue an exemption from
    18  the electronic filing requirements of this article.
    19    [3.  Any  committee  which  is required to file statements pursuant to
    20  this article with county boards of elections shall file in paper  format
    21  to the county board of elections or in electronic format if the legisla-
    22  tive  body  of  any  county provides, by local law, an electronic filing
    23  system and shall file such statements by electronic reporting process to
    24  the state board of elections.]
    25    § 3. This act shall take effect December 15, 2019.
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