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Regulations

Regulations

The Public Campaign Finance Board (PCFB) promulgated regulations designed to implement the Public Campaign Finance Program. The regulations were published in three sets: Program Regulations, Debate Regulations and Enforcement Regulations and are posted on the New York State Board of Elections and PCFB's websites.

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    PCFB Program Regulation

    The program regulations provide the basic groundwork for how the Public Campaign Finance Program will operate, including provisions related to the candidates' certification and registration process; eligibility; the respective duties of the political committees and candidates; audits and the lottery system to determine who gets audited; and the repayment of funds.

     

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    PCFB Debate Regulation

    The debate regulations outline the criteria regarding the requirement that statewide candidates who are participating in the public campaign finance program must participate in a public debate.

     

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    PCFB Enforcement Regulation

    The enforcement regulations outline the enforcement mechanism of the Public Campaign Finance Program, which includes a hearing section and a section that sets out a schedule of fines for penalties the PCFB may invoke.  

     

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PCFB Program Emergency/Proposed Regulations

The PCFB has adopted an emergency regulation regarding contribution cards, effective July 3, 2024, which was the date of filing with the Department of State.  The Regulation will be published in the State Register on July 24, 2024.  The Public Comment Period will be the 60 days following publication. Comments on this Emergency Regulation may be submitted via email to [email protected] or by mail to the New York State Public Campaign Board, 40 North Pearl Street, Suite 5, Albany, NY 12207.  Comments shall be submitted by Monday, September 23, 2024.  The PCFB will review and consider all public comments.

Public Comments and Recommendations

The Public Campaign Finance Board (PCFB) promulgated regulations to implement the Public Campaign Finance Program. The PCFB received more than 200 unique public comments during the various comment periods, and, after thorough review of the draft regulations and comments, issued two reports addressing the issues raised.