File #: Int 2453-2021    Version: * Name: Increasing expenditure limits in response to independent expenditures exceeding certain thresholds.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/10/2021
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing expenditure limits in response to independent expenditures exceeding certain thresholds
Sponsors: Brad S. Lander, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Summary: This bill would offer expenditure limit relief to candidates participating in the City’s campaign finance program if they face high-spending independent spenders. Under the bill, when independent expenditures equal 50 percent of the expenditure limit in a particular election, the expenditure limit for all candidates in that election would increase by 50 percent. When independent expenditures equal 300 percent of the expenditure limit in a particular election, the expenditure limit for all candidates in that election would be lifted completely.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 2453, 2. Int. No. 2453, 3. November 10, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-10-21, 5. Committee Report 11/29/21, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/29/21, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/29/21
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12/31/2021*Brad S. Lander City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2021*Brad S. Lander Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/2021*Brad S. Lander Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Brad S. Lander City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/10/2021*Brad S. Lander City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 2453

 

By Council Members Lander and Yeger

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to increasing expenditure limits in response to independent expenditures exceeding certain thresholds

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 3-706 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision 6 to read as follows:

6. (a) If the campaign finance board has determined that independent expenditures, as such term is defined in paragraph 15 of subdivision a of section 1052 of the charter, in a single covered election in the aggregate exceed half the applicable expenditure limit for any participating candidate or limited participating candidate in such election fixed by subdivision one of this section, then such expenditure limit applicable to such participating candidate and limited participating candidate in such election shall be increased to one hundred fifty percent of such limit.

(b) If the campaign finance board has determined that independent expenditures, as such term is defined in paragraph 15 of subdivision a of section 1052 of the charter, in a single covered election in the aggregate exceed three times the applicable expenditure limit for any participating candidate or limited participating candidate in such election fixed by subdivision one of this section, then such expenditure limit shall no longer apply to such participating candidate and limited participating candidate in such election.

§ 2. This local law takes effect January 1, 2021.

 

 

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