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File #: Int 0034-2018    Version: * Name: Use of government resources during an election campaign.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the use of government resources during an election campaign
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Farah N. Louis
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would shorten the statutory period of time during which city officials are prohibited from sending an official mass-mailing to their constituents prior to an election, from 90 days to 30 days.
Indexes: Council Operations
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 34, 2. Int. No. 34, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 34

 

By Council Members Cohen and Louis

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the use of government resources during an election campaign

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 1136.1 of the New York city charter is amended to read as follows:

(b) No public servant who is a candidate for nomination or election to any elective office or the spouse of such public servant shall use, cause another person to use, or participate in the use of governmental funds or resources for a mass mailing that is postmarked, if mailed, or delivered, if by other means, less than thirty [ninety] days prior to any primary or general election for any elective office for which office such person is a candidate for nomination or election; provided, however, that a candidate may send one mass mailing, which shall be postmarked, if mailed, or delivered, if by other means, no later than twenty-one days after the adoption of the executive budget pursuant to section two hundred fifty-four. No such mass mailing shall be intentionally sent to individuals outside the particular council district, borough, or other geographic area represented by such candidate.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

RP/BJR

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Int. 1795-2017

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