Independent Expenditure Committees

New Campaign Finance Laws - 2018

Chapter 59 of the Laws of 2018 (Part JJJ) amended Article 14 of the Election Law to include new reporting requirements for Independent Expenditure committees, effective September 9.

Emergency Regulations

Adopted Emergency Regulations on Disclosure of Independent Expenditures 9 NYCRR subtitle V Part 6200.10 and 6200.11 - The Implementation of the Democracy Protection Act (pdf 156KB)

Paid Internet and Digital Ads (PIDA)

Summary of New Requirements Including Electronic Filing of Paid Internet and Digital Ads Effective September 9, 2018 (pdf 145KB)

Effective January 25, 2021, PIDA submissions are made through the new EFS Web Application.

Submitting Registration Forms to Television, Radio Broadcasters, Providers of Cable or Satellite Television and Online Platforms

Upon the purchase of a communication in the form of an independent expenditure “each television or radio broadcast station, provider of cable or satellite television, or online platform” shall require that the independent expenditure committee “making such purchase” file with such station, provider or platform “a copy of the registration form filed by such committee with the state board of elections.” This requirement applies to ALL independent expenditures purchased from these entities, including all television and radio spots, not just internet or digital advertisements. (See Election Law §14-107-b and (9 NYCRR § 6200.10(i))

View Independent Expenditure Committee Registration Information and Political Communications

24-Hour and Weekly Disclosure for Independent Expenditure Committees

Contributions/Loans

When a contribution or loan of $1,000 or more is received within 30 days of the applicable election, such transaction must be electronically disclosed within 24 hours to the New York State Board of Elections (NYSBOE).

When a contribution or loan of $1,000 or more is received outside of the 30-day window, such transaction must be electronically disclosed on a weekly basis, on Monday to the NYSBOE.

Expenditures

When an expenditure over $5,000 is made within 30 days of the applicable election, such transaction must be electronically disclosed within 24 hours to the NYSBOE.

When an expenditure over $5,000 is made outside of the 30-day window, such transaction must be electronically disclosed on a weekly basis, on Monday, to the NYSBOE.

Liabilities Incurred

When a liability is incurred over $5,000 (year-round), such transaction must be electronically disclosed on a weekly basis, on Monday, to the NYSBOE.

All 24-Hour and Weekly disclosures must be reported to the NYSBOE on the next applicable election cycle or periodic report.

Effective January 25, 2021, all Weekly and 24-Hour Notice submissions are made through the new EFS Web Application.

View Independent Expenditure - Contributions or Loans

View Independent Expenditure - Expenditures/Payments

Register an Independent Expenditure Committee

Independent Expenditure Committee Campaign Finance Registration Form (pdf 356KB)