Meeting Name: Committee on Governmental Operations Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/2/2016 2:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 980, Attachments - Int. No. 985-A, Attachments - Int. No. 986, Attachments - Int. No. 987, Attachments - Int. No. 988, Attachments - Int. No. 990, Attachments - Int. No. 1001, Attachments - Int. No. 1002, Attachments - Res. No. 1060, Attachments - Res. No. 1061
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Int 0980-2015 *Fernando Cabrera  Realigning contribution limits to transition and inauguration entities with contribution limits to campaigns.IntroductionThis bill would set the contribution limits for transition and inauguration entities of winning campaigns for local office at the same level as the campaign contribution limits for that office. It would also clarify that candidates need not set up separate entities if they wish to self-fund their transition and inauguration entity in part.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0980-2015 *Fernando Cabrera  Realigning contribution limits to transition and inauguration entities with contribution limits to campaigns.IntroductionThis bill would set the contribution limits for transition and inauguration entities of winning campaigns for local office at the same level as the campaign contribution limits for that office. It would also clarify that candidates need not set up separate entities if they wish to self-fund their transition and inauguration entity in part.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0985-2015 *Ben KallosProposed Int. No. 985-AEliminating public matching funds for contributions bundled by people doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0985-2015 *Ben Kallos Eliminating public matching funds for contributions bundled by people doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0985-2015 *Ben Kallos Eliminating public matching funds for contributions bundled by people doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0986-2015 *Ben Kallos Early public funds payments in local electionsIntroductionThis bill would allow for the earlier disbursement of limited amounts of public money to qualifying candidates who wish to participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance system during their campaigns. It would change the earliest possible date for disbursement from following the finalization of the candidates who qualify for the ballot to shortly after the deadline for certification for participation in the public matching program.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0986-2015 *Ben Kallos Early public funds payments in local electionsIntroductionThis bill would allow for the earlier disbursement of limited amounts of public money to qualifying candidates who wish to participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance system during their campaigns. It would change the earliest possible date for disbursement from following the finalization of the candidates who qualify for the ballot to shortly after the deadline for certification for participation in the public matching program.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0987-2015 *Ben Kallos Increasing the minimum amount of money raised to participate in the first official campaign finance board debate for local offices.IntroductionThis bill would modify the standard for contributions raised and spent by candidates who participate in the City’s public funding matching program in order to be eligible to participate in the first official debate for the office they seek. It would change the formula for eligibility from having raised 20% of the threshold for public funding for the office they seek to having raised and spent 2.5% of the expenditure limit for such office. The effect of this would be to increase the minimum funds raised to between 300% and 400% of the previous minimums.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0987-2015 *Ben Kallos Increasing the minimum amount of money raised to participate in the first official campaign finance board debate for local offices.IntroductionThis bill would modify the standard for contributions raised and spent by candidates who participate in the City’s public funding matching program in order to be eligible to participate in the first official debate for the office they seek. It would change the formula for eligibility from having raised 20% of the threshold for public funding for the office they seek to having raised and spent 2.5% of the expenditure limit for such office. The effect of this would be to increase the minimum funds raised to between 300% and 400% of the previous minimums.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0988-2015 *Ben Kallos Allowing for flexibility with respect to the voter guide.IntroductionThis bill would allow voters to opt-out of receiving a printed copy of the Campaign Finance Board’s Voter Guide, which is currently prepared and mailed to every household with a registered voter prior to local elections. It would also require the Campaign Finance Board to produce a Voter Guide, though not necessarily in a printed format, for state and federal election races.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0988-2015 *Ben Kallos Allowing for flexibility with respect to the voter guide.IntroductionThis bill would allow voters to opt-out of receiving a printed copy of the Campaign Finance Board’s Voter Guide, which is currently prepared and mailed to every household with a registered voter prior to local elections. It would also require the Campaign Finance Board to produce a Voter Guide, though not necessarily in a printed format, for state and federal election races.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0990-2015 *Andy L. King Prohibiting contributions from non-registered political committees to candidates who are not participating in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionUnder current law, candidates for local office who choose to participate in the City’s public funds program may receive contributions from a political committee only if such committee has registered with the Campaign Finance Board, but candidates who choose not to participate in the matching program may accept contributions from political committees regardless of whether they are registered with the Campaign Finance Board. This bill would extend the prohibition on the acceptance of contributions from non-registered political committees to non-participating candidates.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0990-2015 *Andy L. King Prohibiting contributions from non-registered political committees to candidates who are not participating in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionUnder current law, candidates for local office who choose to participate in the City’s public funds program may receive contributions from a political committee only if such committee has registered with the Campaign Finance Board, but candidates who choose not to participate in the matching program may accept contributions from political committees regardless of whether they are registered with the Campaign Finance Board. This bill would extend the prohibition on the acceptance of contributions from non-registered political committees to non-participating candidates.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1001-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Requiring disclosure of entities that own entities that do business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would add the names of entities with a ten percent or greater ownership stake in entities that conduct business with the City to the “doing business database” maintained by the City. Individuals with a ten percent or greater stake in entities that conduct business with the City are already included in the database.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1001-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Requiring disclosure of entities that own entities that do business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would add the names of entities with a ten percent or greater ownership stake in entities that conduct business with the City to the “doing business database” maintained by the City. Individuals with a ten percent or greater stake in entities that conduct business with the City are already included in the database.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1002-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Requiring the conflicts of interest board to maintain records of compliance with the conflicts of interest law for participants in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Conflicts of Interest Board to maintain records of compliance with the annual conflicts of interest law for candidates who participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance program. Such records would be provided to the Campaign Finance Board upon request. This system would replace the current system, in which candidates are required to obtain a receipt of compliance from the Conflicts of Interest Board, and to provide such receipt to the Campaign Finance Board.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1002-2015 *Jumaane D. Williams Requiring the conflicts of interest board to maintain records of compliance with the conflicts of interest law for participants in the city’s public matching program.IntroductionThis bill would require the Conflicts of Interest Board to maintain records of compliance with the annual conflicts of interest law for candidates who participate in the City’s public matching campaign finance program. Such records would be provided to the Campaign Finance Board upon request. This system would replace the current system, in which candidates are required to obtain a receipt of compliance from the Conflicts of Interest Board, and to provide such receipt to the Campaign Finance Board.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Res 1060-2016 *Ben KallosPreconsideredVoter Empowerment Act of New York (A.5972 and S.2538-B)Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1060-2016 *Ben Kallos Voter Empowerment Act of New York (A.5972 and S.2538-B)Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1061-2016 *Ben KallosPreconsideredApprove and ratify the resulting constitutional amendment, to establish no-excuse absentee voting. (A.2644)Resolution Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Not available
Res 1061-2016 *Ben Kallos Approve and ratify the resulting constitutional amendment, to establish no-excuse absentee voting. (A.2644)Resolution P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Not available