senate Bill S284A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office

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Jan 05, 2012 print number 284a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Mar 22, 2011 defeated in investigations and government operations
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S284 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3149

S284 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.

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BILL NUMBER:S284

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting outside work
by a legislator during the term of office

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Prohibits a member of the legislature
from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of
office

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 Amends the Legislative Law by adding a new section 2-a.
Prohibits members are from engaging in outside activity for
renumeration while in office.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
How much transparency should be demanded by the people of their
representatives? As long as we allow legislators to hold outside
business interests, there is a potential that these outside business
interests could one day cause a serious conflict of interest, or at
least in the public's eye, the perception of one.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.3149 - Referred to Investigations and Government Operations/A.4704 -
Held for Consideration in Governmental Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect January 1, 2012.

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

                                   284

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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 prohibiting  outside
  work by a legislator during the term of office

  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  2-a
to read as follows:
  S 2-A. MEMBERS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUN-
ERATION  WHILE IN OFFICE. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, EITHER SENATE OR
ASSEMBLY, SHALL ENGAGE IN ANY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUNERATION  OF  ANY
KIND DURING HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2012.






 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02585-01-1

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S284A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2-a, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3149

S284A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.

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BILL NUMBER:S284A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting outside work
by a legislator during the term of office

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
Prohibits a member of the legislature
from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term
of office.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 Amends the Legislative Law by adding a new section 2-a.
Prohibits members from engaging in outside activity for renumeration
while in office.

EXISTING LAW:
None.

JUSTIFICATION:
How much transparency should be demanded by the people of their
representatives? As long as we allow legislators to hold outside
business interests, there is a potential that these outside business
interests could one day cause a serious conflict of interest, or at
least in the public's eye, the perception of one.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011: S.284 - Defeated in Investigations & Government Operations
2009-10: S.3149 - Referred to Investigations & Government
Operations/A.4704 - Held for consideration
Governmental Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
January 1, 2013

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

                                 284--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. DIAZ, ESPAILLAT -- 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 prohibiting  outside
  work by a legislator during the term of office

  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  2-a
to read as follows:
  S 2-A. MEMBERS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUN-
ERATION  WHILE IN OFFICE. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, EITHER SENATE OR
ASSEMBLY, SHALL ENGAGE IN ANY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUNERATION  OF  ANY
KIND DURING HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02585-02-1

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