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File #: Int 2150-2020    Version: * Name: Out-of-state campaign contributions.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/19/2020
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to out-of-state campaign contributions
Sponsors: Laurie A. Cumbo
Council Member Sponsors: 1
Summary: This bill would require the New York City Campaign Finance Board to publish and regularly update a list of local candidates who receive more than 50% of their campaign contributions from out-of-state sources. Such list would also include information about candidates’ out-of-city and out-of-borough contributions.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2150, 2. Int. No. 2150, 3. November 19, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-19-20, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 19, 2020

Int. No. 2150

 

By Council Member Cumbo

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to out-of-state campaign contributions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 7 of title 3 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 3-721 to read as follows:

§ 3-721. Out-of-state campaign contributions. 1. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the terms “disclosure statement,” “election cycle” and “reporting period” have the same meanings as ascribed to such terms in section 1-02 of title 52 of the rules of the city of New York, and a contributor shall be treated as a resident of a jurisdiction if the contributor’s address, as reported to the board on the relevant disclosure statement, is located within that jurisdiction. 

2. For each election cycle, the board shall post conspicuously on its website a list of all participating candidates, limited participating candidates and non-participating candidates for whom, based on all the disclosure statements submitted to the board on behalf of such candidate for the relevant election cycle, the dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees by contributors who are not residents of the state of New York is greater than the dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees by contributors who are residents of the state of New York.

3. The list shall be presented as a table with a separate row for each candidate required to be included pursuant to subdivision 2. Each such row shall include, but need not be limited to, the following information, set forth in separate columns:

(a) The dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees during the election cycle;

(b) The dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees during the election cycle by contributors who are not residents of the state of New York;

(c) The dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees during the election cycle by contributors who are not residents of the city of New York;

(d) If the candidate is a candidate for member of  the city council or borough president, the dollar value of all contributions made to the candidate and the candidate’s authorized committees during the election cycle by contributors who are not residents of the borough or boroughs represented by the office the candidate is seeking;

(e) The amount in paragraph (b) divided by the amount in paragraph (a), expressed as a percentage;

(f) The amount in paragraph (c) divided by the amount in paragraph (a), expressed as a percentage; and

(g) If the candidate is a candidate for member of the city council or borough president, the amount in paragraph (d) divided by the amount in paragraph (a), expressed as a percentage.

4. For each election cycle, the board shall publish the list following the first reporting period of the election cycle and shall update the list as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of each subsequent reporting period.

§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 12, 2022 and shall apply to election cycles beginning on or after such day

 

 

 

CJM

LS #15790

09/10/2020