Meeting Name: Committee on Standards and Ethics Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/21/2016 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 1345, Attachments - Int. No. 1349, Attachments - Int. No. 1350, Attachments - Int. No. 1351, Attachments - Int. No. 1352, Attachments - Int. No. 1353, Attachments - Int. No. 1354, Attachments - Int. No. 1355, Attachments - Int. No. 1356, Attachments - Int. No. 1358, Attachments - Int. No. 1361, Attachments - Int. No. 1362, Attachments - Int. No. 1363, Attachments - Int. No. 1364
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Int 1345-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Conflicts of interest and organizations affiliated with elected officials.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit donations above $400 per year from people who are lobbyists, have city contracts, or who otherwise do business with the city to non-governmental entities controlled by a local elected official or their agents. This limit would only apply to organizations that spend 10% or more of their annual budget on public-facing communications that feature the name or picture of the elected official who controls them. This bill would also require donor disclosure for all non-governmental entities controlled or recently created by a local elected official or their agents, whether or not they engage in public-facing communications that feature the name or picture of the elected official who controls them. This information would be available on the website of the Conflicts of Interest Board, which would be responsible for administering the law.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1345-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Conflicts of interest and organizations affiliated with elected officials.IntroductionThis bill would prohibit donations above $400 per year from people who are lobbyists, have city contracts, or who otherwise do business with the city to non-governmental entities controlled by a local elected official or their agents. This limit would only apply to organizations that spend 10% or more of their annual budget on public-facing communications that feature the name or picture of the elected official who controls them. This bill would also require donor disclosure for all non-governmental entities controlled or recently created by a local elected official or their agents, whether or not they engage in public-facing communications that feature the name or picture of the elected official who controls them. This information would be available on the website of the Conflicts of Interest Board, which would be responsible for administering the law.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1349-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Compatibility of campaign finance board disclosure software.IntroductionThis bill would require that if Campaign Finance Board disclosure software does not enable users to meet their disclosure requirements under State law then the Board shall prepare a compliant file for any requesting candidate and shall issue a report.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1349-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Compatibility of campaign finance board disclosure software.IntroductionThis bill would require that if Campaign Finance Board disclosure software does not enable users to meet their disclosure requirements under State law then the Board shall prepare a compliant file for any requesting candidate and shall issue a report.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1350-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Adjudication of campaign finance violations.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates, at their own discretion, have the right to select a hearing before a tribunal of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings for alleged violations and proposed penalties. It would also establish timeframes for the calendaring of all adjudications.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1350-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Adjudication of campaign finance violations.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates, at their own discretion, have the right to select a hearing before a tribunal of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings for alleged violations and proposed penalties. It would also establish timeframes for the calendaring of all adjudications.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1351-2016 *David G. Greenfield Deposits of campaign contributions.IntroductionThis bill would require that all contributions be deposited within twenty business days of receipt, except that cash contributions would be required to be deposited within ten business days of receipt.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1351-2016 *David G. Greenfield Deposits of campaign contributions.IntroductionThis bill would require that all contributions be deposited within twenty business days of receipt, except that cash contributions would be required to be deposited within ten business days of receipt.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1352-2016 *David G. Greenfield Inquiring if a person or entity is doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would require that a notice regarding the contribution limits for persons doing business be provided to contributors.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1352-2016 *David G. Greenfield Inquiring if a person or entity is doing business with the city.IntroductionThis bill would require that a notice regarding the contribution limits for persons doing business be provided to contributors.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1353-2016 *David G. Greenfield Return of a contribution to protect a reputational interest.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates be permitted to return certain campaign contributions to protect a reputational interest.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1353-2016 *David G. Greenfield Return of a contribution to protect a reputational interest.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates be permitted to return certain campaign contributions to protect a reputational interest.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1354-2016 *David G. Greenfield Timing of statement reviews.IntroductionThis bill would establish a timeline for statement reviews to be returned to candidates prior to the next disclosure filing deadline, as well as a timeline for candidate responses. The bill would also require a matchable contribution not be invalidated in subsequent statement reviews unless the Campaign Finance Board learns of new information relevant to the eligibility of that contribution.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1354-2016 *David G. Greenfield Timing of statement reviews.IntroductionThis bill would establish a timeline for statement reviews to be returned to candidates prior to the next disclosure filing deadline, as well as a timeline for candidate responses. The bill would also require a matchable contribution not be invalidated in subsequent statement reviews unless the Campaign Finance Board learns of new information relevant to the eligibility of that contribution.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1355-2016 *David G. Greenfield Required documentation for contributions.IntroductionThis bill would require that certain records be maintained by candidates or committees for contributions submitted in support of a claim for matching funds. It also would permit candidates or committees to complete a contribution card after a contribution has been made, provided that such card is dated, and signed or electronically affirmed by the contributor after the card was completed. Alterations by a candidate or committee to a signed card would be prohibited.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1355-2016 *David G. Greenfield Required documentation for contributions.IntroductionThis bill would require that certain records be maintained by candidates or committees for contributions submitted in support of a claim for matching funds. It also would permit candidates or committees to complete a contribution card after a contribution has been made, provided that such card is dated, and signed or electronically affirmed by the contributor after the card was completed. Alterations by a candidate or committee to a signed card would be prohibited.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1356-2016 *Rory I. Lancman Transfer of non-public campaign funds.IntroductionThis bill would require that a uniform standard be applied to the transfer of funds between a candidate’s City campaign accounts if those accounts are filing timely disclosure statements.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1356-2016 *Rory I. Lancman Transfer of non-public campaign funds.IntroductionThis bill would require that a uniform standard be applied to the transfer of funds between a candidate’s City campaign accounts if those accounts are filing timely disclosure statements.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1358-2016 *Brad S. Lander Expenditures of non-public funds to assist public officers in the performance of their duties.IntroductionThis bill would require that expenditures of non-public funds to assist public officers in the performance of their duties be presumptively permissible.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1358-2016 *Brad S. Lander Expenditures of non-public funds to assist public officers in the performance of their duties.IntroductionThis bill would require that expenditures of non-public funds to assist public officers in the performance of their duties be presumptively permissible.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1361-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Viewing of dates from the doing business database.IntroductionThis bill would require the doing business database to display the date a person is considered doing business. It would also require a list of persons removed from that database to be posted on the City’s website.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1361-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Viewing of dates from the doing business database.IntroductionThis bill would require the doing business database to display the date a person is considered doing business. It would also require a list of persons removed from that database to be posted on the City’s website.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1362-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Contributions in a special election.IntroductionThis bill would require that contributions in a special election be counted, for the threshold for eligibility and for matching, the same as contributions in a primary or general election.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1362-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Contributions in a special election.IntroductionThis bill would require that contributions in a special election be counted, for the threshold for eligibility and for matching, the same as contributions in a primary or general election.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1363-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Deadline for rescinding the written certification of participation in the matching funds program.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates be permitted to rescind their written certification of participation in the matching funds program until the ninth Monday preceding a primary election or the fourteenth day after the proclamation of a special election, provided they have not already received public funds.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1363-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Deadline for rescinding the written certification of participation in the matching funds program.IntroductionThis bill would require that candidates be permitted to rescind their written certification of participation in the matching funds program until the ninth Monday preceding a primary election or the fourteenth day after the proclamation of a special election, provided they have not already received public funds.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1364-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Executive sessions of the campaign finance board.IntroductionThis bill would require that no candidate, representative of a candidate or Campaign Finance Board staff, with the exception of a counsel hired for that purpose and not supervised by campaign finance board staff, be present during an executive session of the Board when an adjudication is being discussed.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1364-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Executive sessions of the campaign finance board.IntroductionThis bill would require that no candidate, representative of a candidate or Campaign Finance Board staff, with the exception of a counsel hired for that purpose and not supervised by campaign finance board staff, be present during an executive session of the Board when an adjudication is being discussed.Laid Over by Committee  Action details Not available
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