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                                          917

                              2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 5, 2011
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       Introduced  by Sens. BRESLIN, ADAMS, DUANE, KRUEGER, KRUGER, MONTGOMERY,
         OPPENHEIMER, SMITH, STAVISKY -- 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 limiting the number and
         type  of party committees which may be established by state committees
         for the receipt and expenditure of campaign contributions  to  aid  in
         the election or defeat of candidates for public office

         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  14-121
    2  to read as follows:
    3    S  14-121.  NUMBER AND TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEES WHICH MAY BE FORMED BY
    4  STATE COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF  RECEIVING  AND  EXPENDING  CAMPAIGN
    5  CONTRIBUTIONS  IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION TO CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO
    6  PUBLIC OFFICE LIMITED.  1.  STATE  COMMITTEES  MAY  ESTABLISH  ONLY  THE
    7  FOLLOWING  TYPES  OF  PARTY  COMMITTEES FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING AND
    8  EXPENDING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
    9  DATES FOR ELECTION TO PUBLIC OFFICE:
   10    A.  STATE  SENATE  PARTY  COMMITTEE.  THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
   11  RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
   12  DATES FOR ELECTION TO STATE SENATE IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
   13    B.  STATE  ASSEMBLY  PARTY COMMITTEE. THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
   14  RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
   15  DATES FOR ELECTION TO STATE ASSEMBLY IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS.
   16    C.  FEDERAL  ACCOUNT PARTY COMMITTEE. THIS TYPE OF PARTY COMMITTEE MAY
   17  RECEIVE AND EXPEND CONTRIBUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF OR OPPOSITION  TO  CANDI-
   18  DATES  FOR  ELECTION  TO FEDERAL OFFICE IN GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS
   19  PROVIDED THAT SUCH COMMITTEE IS ALSO IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW.

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD04384-01-1

       S. 917                              2

    1    2. EACH STATE COMMITTEE MAY ESTABLISH NO MORE THAN ONE PARTY COMMITTEE
    2  OF EACH OF THE TYPES OF PARTY COMMITTEES DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF
    3  THIS SECTION.
    4    S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of December next succeed-
    5  ing  the date on which it shall have become a law, except that effective
    6  immediately state committees shall take any and all actions necessary to
    7  be in compliance with the requirements of this act on its effective date
    8  before such date occurs.