senate Bill S1681A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Clarifies the qualification of member items, authorizes the review of violations of the qualification of member items, and requiring that member items be fully itemized

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2012 print number 1681a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 15, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 11, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1681 - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L; amd §§24 & 99-d, add §99-v, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7007A

S1681 - Summary

Clarifies the appropriation and qualification of member items; authorizes the legislative ethics commission to review violations of the qualification of member items, and requires that all member items be fully itemized.

S1681 - Sponsor Memo

S1681 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1681

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  BONACIC,  BRESLIN, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO,
  KRUEGER,  LITTLE,  OPPENHEIMER,  PERALTA,  SALAND,  SEWARD,  SQUADRON,
  STAVISKY,  STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative  law,  in  relation  to  clarifying  the
  appropriation  and  qualification  of  member items and authorizes the
  legislative ethics commission to review violations of  the  qualifica-
  tion  of member items; and to amend the state finance law, in relation
  to requiring that all member items be fully itemized

  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 54-b
to read as follows:
  S  54-B.  MEMBER  ITEMS.  1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "MEMBER
ITEM" SHALL MEAN A BUDGETARY ALLOCATION AS  FUNDED  BY  THE  LEGISLATIVE
COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-T OF THE STATE
FINANCE  LAW,  AND  THE  EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN
SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW  AT  THE  DISCRETION  AND
REQUEST  OF  THE GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR A CERTIFIED
TAX-EXEMPT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTER-
NAL REVENUE CODE IN NEW YORK STATE, A STATE AGENCY,  A  MUNICIPALITY  OR
THEIR AFFILIATED DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2.  MEMBER ITEMS SHALL NOT BE APPROPRIATED WHEN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST
EXISTS BETWEEN THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR DESIGNATING  THE  MEMBER  ITEM
AND  THE  POTENTIAL  RECIPIENT.  A MEMBER ITEM CANNOT FUND ORGANIZATIONS
THAT EMPLOY OR OTHERWISE COMPENSATE THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR, A MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATOR'S OR GOVERNOR'S FAMILY, ANY PERSON SHARING THE HOME OF
THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATOR'S OR GOVERNOR'S
STAFF FOR SERVICES OR LABOR RENDERED. FURTHERMORE, LEGISLATORS  AND  THE
GOVERNOR SHALL NOT DESIGNATE MEMBER ITEMS IF THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00290-01-1

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S1681A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L; amd §§24 & 99-d, add §99-v, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7007A

S1681A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the appropriation and qualification of member items; authorizes the legislative ethics commission to review violations of the qualification of member items, and requires that all member items be fully itemized.

S1681A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1681A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 1681--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  BONACIC,  BRESLIN, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO,
  KRUEGER, LITTLE, OPPENHEIMER, PERALTA, RIVERA, SALAND,  SEWARD,  SQUA-
  DRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Investigations and
  Government Operations -- recommitted  to  the  Committee  on  Investi-
  gations  and  Government  Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative  law, in relation to clarifying the
  appropriation and qualification of member  items  and  authorizes  the
  legislative  ethics  commission to review violations of the qualifica-
  tion of member items; and to amend the state finance law, in  relation
  to requiring that all member items be fully itemized

  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 54-c
to read as follows:
  S 54-C. MEMBER ITEMS. 1. AS USED IN THIS  SECTION,  THE  TERM  "MEMBER
ITEM"  SHALL  MEAN  A  BUDGETARY ALLOCATION AS FUNDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE
COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE
FINANCE LAW, AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS  FUND  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  NINETY-NINE-V  OF  THE  STATE FINANCE LAW AT THE DISCRETION AND
REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR  A  CERTIFIED
TAX-EXEMPT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTER-
NAL  REVENUE  CODE  IN NEW YORK STATE, A STATE AGENCY, A MUNICIPALITY OR
THEIR AFFILIATED DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR SCHOOL DISTRICT.
  2. MEMBER ITEMS SHALL NOT BE APPROPRIATED WHEN A CONFLICT OF  INTEREST
EXISTS  BETWEEN  THE  LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR DESIGNATING THE MEMBER ITEM
AND THE POTENTIAL RECIPIENT. A MEMBER  ITEM  CANNOT  FUND  ORGANIZATIONS
THAT EMPLOY OR OTHERWISE COMPENSATE THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR, A MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATOR'S OR GOVERNOR'S FAMILY, ANY PERSON SHARING THE HOME OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00290-02-2

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