Groups that have pushed for the public financing of campaigns wants state lawmakers to return before the end of the year and take up what it says are necessary changes to the recommendations proposed by a commission responsible for the specifics of the program.

The coalition, Fair Elections NY, broadly are seeking lower contribution limits than the caps of $18,000 for statewide office, $10,000 for the state Senate and $6,000 for the state Assembly, as proposed by the commission.

At the same time, the coalition wants a stronger enforcement mechanism for public financing, have the program launch in 2022 and reject the more stringent requirements for ballot access that will likely hinder third parties in the state.

“The Commission you created was formed in response to public outcry around the undue influence of big money in Albany,” the groups wrote in the letter. “The Commission ended up approving a program that will not do enough to reduce big money’s dominance, and the Commission abused its power in an anti-democratic attack on New York’s minor parties.”

The Legislature doesn’t necessarily have to return in a special session before 2020 begins. Unlike previous commissions like a pay raise taking effect in the new year, the changes to the campaign finance system won’t be taking effect immediately.