Sunday, October 28, 2012

Failure to file may soon send pols to jail

From the NY Post:

The “Three Strikes and You’re in Jail” bill, sponsored by Assemblymen Jim Tedisco (R-Schenectady), Steve McLaughlin (R-Rensselaer) and Tony Jordan (R-Washington County), would turn a politician’s repeated failure to file into a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail.

It’s now a civil offense.

The crime would apply to any pol who fails on three occasions to disclose reports of campaign donations and expenses after receiving a 30-day warning that the filing is late.

The lawmakers said the buck should stop with the person whose name is on the ballot, not with a campaign treasurer.

The New York Public Interest Research Group found that more than 2,300 active campaign committees in New York controlling $31 million have failed to file timely reports.


Anonymous said...

Halloran! Go after him.

Anonymous said...

Why 3 strikes?

Clap them in jail on their first offense!