Campaign Finance Overhaul Becomes Law in New York - State and Federal Communications

December 23, 2019  •  

Campaign Finance Overhaul Becomes Law in New York

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The campaign finance overhaul unveiled in New York last month by the Campaign Finance Reform Commission is now law.

This happened automatically when the Legislature missed a December 22 deadline to convene and vote to block or amend the proposal.

The changes include:

  • Steep drops in state contribution limits
  • Stricter ballot qualification criteria
  • The creation of a new regulatory agency called the Public Campaign Finance Board
  • Public financing of elections

Many of the new rules become effective at the start of the new year.

However, the public financing will not kick in until 2026.

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