This bill would prohibit candidates who had been convicted of certain felonies, in relation to public corruption and fraud, from receiving public matching funds.
Int. No. 747
By Council Members Cabrera, Brannan and Holden
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to prohibiting the distribution of public matching funds to candidates previously convicted of certain felonies
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 3-703 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to add a new paragraph (p), to read as follows:
(p) not have been convicted, provided such conviction has not been vacated pursuant to the criminal procedure law or pardoned by the governor pursuant to section 4 of article IV of the New York state constitution, of a felony defined in:
(i) article 200 of the penal law;
(ii) article 496 of the penal law;
(iii) sections 155.30, 155.35, 155.40, and 155.42 of the penal law, if in connection to public funds;
(iv) sections 175.10, 175.25 and 175.35 of the penal law; if in connection to public funds;
(v) section 195.20 of the penal law;
(vi) section 666 of title 18 of the United States code;
(vii) sections 1341, 1343 and 1346 of title 18 of the United States code; and
(viii) any felony attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the aforementioned felonies.
§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.