S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
May 16, 2013
Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to restricting the
employment of relatives by members of the legislature
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 81
to read as follows:
S 81. RESTRICTIONS ON RELATIVE EMPLOYMENT. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,
A. A SPOUSE;
B. A PARENT OR STEPPARENT;
C. A SIBLING OR STEP SIBLING;
D. A CHILD, STEPCHILD, FOSTER CHILD, OR WARD;
E. A MOTHER-IN-LAW OR FATHER-IN-LAW;
F. A SON-IN-LAW OR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW;
G. A GRANDPARENT; OR
H. A GRANDCHILD.
2. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, A MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATURE MAY NOT EMPLOY FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS THE MEMBER'S
OWN RELATIVE, OR THE RELATIVE OF ANOTHER MEMBER FROM THE SAME LEGISLA-
TIVE DISTRICT, USING PUBLIC FUNDS OVER WHICH THE MEMBER HAS DIRECT
3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A MEMBER OF THE
A. HAS A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT THAT NECESSITATES THE EMPLOYMENT OF A
PARTICULAR RELATIVE; AND
B. DISCLOSES THE EMPLOYMENT TO THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.