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Legislation co-sponsored by Brindisi passes; will make elections fairer, more accessible

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi

Legislation co-sponsored by Brindisi passes; will make elections fairer, more accessible

Brindisi: Election reform bills I supported will break down barriers to fair elections and voting; Package of bills passed this week in the state Assembly seeks to improve transparency in state Campaign Finance Law, as well as modernizing the election process

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica says he supported a package of legislation this week that passed in the State Assembly closing the limited liability corporation loophole in the state’s campaign finance law, and modernizing the election process, making voting easier and more accessible.

“It’s high time that we close the so-called LLC Loophole in New York,” said Brindisi. “Currently, groups of donors can organize as limited liability corporations, and through existing loopholes, wealthy individuals can skirt campaign finance requirements, and make it difficult to tell who the real contributor to a campaign is. Legislation I supported would end this practice once and for all, bringing more transparency to elections.”

Under current election law, individuals and corporations can make unlimited contributions to the same candidate, campaign committee, or political party by creating multiple LLCs, allowing contributors to avoid campaign contribution limits. The bill passed this week allows each LLC to be treated as an (more…)

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