Introduction 985-2015 Limiting Lobbyist Influence on Elections
This bill would eliminate the possibility of matching, with public funds, any contribution to a candidate for local office that is bundled by a lobbyist or person who has, or may have, business dealings with the City.
Int. No. 985
By Council Members Kallos and Lander
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to eliminating public matching funds for contributions bundled by people doing business with the city
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Paragraphs (g) and (h) of subdivision 3 of section 3-705 of the administrative code of the city of New York are amended, and a new paragraph (i) is added to such subdivision, to read as follows:
(g) contributions from lobbyists or other persons required to be included in a statement of registration filed pursuant to section 3-213(c)(1) or section 3-213(d). The board shall rely on the database maintained by the city clerk pursuant to section 3-221 or such other information known to the board to determine whether a contribution is not matchable based on the contributor's status as a lobbyist or person required to be included in a statement of registration filed pursuant to section 3-213; [and]
(h) contributions from contributors subject to the limitations of subdivision one-a of section 3-703 of this chapter; and
(i) contributions for which any person subject to the limitations of subdivision one-a of section 3-703 of this chapter acted as an intermediary.
§ 2. This local law takes effect on January 1, 2016.