AO 2014-04: State Law Does Not Apply to SSF's Payroll Deductions
Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. may use payroll deduction for contributions to its SSF. According to the New York State Department of Labor, the state’s restrictions on corporate payroll deductions do not apply to solicitations by federal separate segregated funds (SSFs). As such, the Commission need not address whether the federal statutory provisions and regulations that permit those deductions preempt the state law.
During the comment period for the advisory opinion request, the New York State Department of Labor clarified that the state law does not apply to the salary deductions proposed by Enterprise or to any other SSF deductions made in accordance with the Act and Commission regulations.
Because the New York State Department of Labor has clarified that the state statute and regulation at issue do not apply to the requestor’s payroll deductions for its SSF, the Commission need not reach the preemption question presented in the request.
Date issued: 06/26/2014; Length: 4 pages.
(Posted 07/02/2014; By: Alex Knott)
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