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This bill raises the public funds cap from 55% to 85% for the next special election as a pilot program, and requires a report on the impact of such pilot program.

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Int. No. 776

By Council Members Powers, Kallos, Levine and Brannan

 

A Local Law in relation to a pilot program for increasing the public funds cap

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. a. Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 3-705 of the administrative code, for the next special election held pursuant to a proclamation issued after the effective date of this local law, the principal committee of a participating candidate may receive public funds pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 3-705 of the administrative code in an amount not to exceed eighty-five percent of the expenditure limitation provided in subdivision one of section 3-706 of the administrative code for the office for which such candidate seeks election.

                     b. No later than three months after the special election in subdivision a of this local law, the campaign finance board shall submit to the mayor and the speaker of the council a report on the distribution of public funds for such special election, including an analysis of any impact such distribution had on such special election and a recommendation on whether such a distribution of public funds should be implemented in future elections.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

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2/28/18  9:00PM