N.Y. Election Law Section 3-106
Fair campaign code


In addition to the powers and duties elsewhere enumerated in this article, the state board of elections, after public hearings, shall adopt a “fair campaign code” setting forth ethical standards of conduct for persons, political parties and committees engaged in election campaigns including, but not limited to, specific prohibitions against practices of political espionage and other political practices involving subversion of the political parties and process.


Copies of such code shall be sent to each candidate, political party or political committee, upon request, by the board of elections with which such candidate, party or committee is required to file statements of campaign financial disclosure pursuant to article 14 (Campaign Receipts and Expenditures Public Financing)article fourteen of this chapter.


The state board of elections, on its own initiative, or upon complaint or otherwise, may investigate any alleged violation of the fair campaign code and, in appropriate cases, may apply for an order, as provided in this article.


In addition to any other civil or criminal penalty which may be provided for by law, the state board may impose a civil penalty, not to exceed one thousand dollars, upon any person found by the board, after a hearing, to have violated any of the provisions of such code.


Any such finding by the board may only be had after a hearing conducted by it upon reasonable written notice, as the board may determine, to such person and affording such person a reasonable opportunity to be heard and present and examine witnesses thereat.

Source: Section 3-106 — Fair campaign code, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/ELN/3-106 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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