S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
March 8, 2011
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to enacting the
"politician self-immortalization prevention act"
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "politician self-immortalization prevention act".
S 2. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 73-c
to read as follows:
S 73-C. NAMING OF FACILITIES AFTER PUBLIC OFFICIALS; PROHIBITED. 1.
NO FACILITY, THE CONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION OR OPERATION OF WHICH IS
SUPPORTED BY STATE FUNDS, MAY BE NAMED AFTER A LIVING PERSON WHO IS
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN
OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS.
2. THE PROHIBITION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE THE
LEGISLATURE APPROVES THE NAMING OF SUCH FACILITY IN THE MANNER PROVIDED
FOR IN SECTION FOURTEEN OF ARTICLE THREE OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AND
THE GOVERNOR APPROVES THE NAMING OF SUCH FACILITY IN THE MANNER PROVIDED
FOR IN SECTION SEVEN OF ARTICLE FOUR OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION.
3. WHERE ANY PERSON, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY VIOLATES
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY INITIATE A
CIVIL ACTION TO ENFORCE THE PROHIBITION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.