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Meeting Name: Committee on Standards and Ethics Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 12/14/2016 11:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 14th Fl.
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Attachments: Attachments - Int. No. 1345-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1349-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1350-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1351-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1352, Attachments - Int. No. 1353-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1354-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1355-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1356, Attachments - Int. No. 1358, Attachments - Int. No. 1361, Attachments - Int. No. 1362-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1363-A, Attachments - Int. No. 1364-A
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Int 1345-2016 *Melissa Mark-Viverito Proposed Int. No. 1345-AConflicts 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1345-2016 AMelissa 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1349-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Proposed Int. No. 1349-ACompatibility 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1349-2016 ADaniel 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1350-2016 *Daniel R. Garodnick Proposed Int. No. 1350-AAdjudication 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1350-2016 ADaniel 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1351-2016 *David G. Greenfield Proposed Int. No. 1351-ADeposits 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1351-2016 ADavid 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.Approved by CommitteePass 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1353-2016 *David G. Greenfield Proposed Int. No. 1353-AReturn 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1353-2016 ADavid 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1354-2016 *David G. Greenfield Proposed Int. No. 1354-ATiming 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1354-2016 ADavid 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1355-2016 *David G. Greenfield Proposed Int. No. 1355-ARequired 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1355-2016 ADavid 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.Approved by CommitteePass 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.Approved by CommitteePass 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.Approved by CommitteePass 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1362-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Proposed Int. No. 1362-AContributions 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1362-2016 ARafael 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1363-2016 *Rafael Salamanca, Jr. Proposed Int. No. 1363-ADeadline 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1363-2016 ARafael 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 1364-2016 *James G. Van Bramer Proposed Int. No. 1364-AExecutive 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 1364-2016 AJames 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available