senate Bill S3332

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Prohibits members of the legislature from obtaining funding to provide to any business entities in which such members hold official or legal positions

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Feb 17, 2011 referred to finance

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S3332 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9864
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง73, Pub Off L

S3332 - Summary

Prohibits members of the legislature from obtaining funding through state grants or member items and subsequently providing such funding to any business entities or not-for-profit entities in which such members hold official or legal positions.

S3332 - Sponsor Memo

S3332 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3332

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- 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  prohibiting
  members  of  the legislature from obtaining funding and providing such
  funds to any business entity or not-for-profit entities in which  such
  officials or members hold official or legal positions

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 18 of section 73 of the public officers law, as
amended by chapter 14 of the laws of 2007, is renumbered subdivision  19
and amended and a new subdivision 18 is added to read as follows:
  18.  NO  STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL OR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL
OBTAIN ANY FUNDING THROUGH STATE GRANTS OR MEMBER ITEMS, AND SUBSEQUENT-
LY PROVIDE SUCH FUNDS TO ANY CORPORATION, PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY
CORPORATION, OTHER BUSINESS ENTITY OR  NOT-FOR-PROFIT  ENTITY  IN  WHICH
SUCH OFFICIAL OR MEMBER HOLDS AN OFFICIAL OR LEGAL POSITION.
  19.  In  addition  to  any penalty contained in any other provision of
law, any person who knowingly and intentionally violates the  provisions
of  subdivisions  two  through  five,  seven,  eight, twelve or fourteen
through [seventeen] EIGHTEEN of this section shall be subject to a civil
penalty in an amount not to exceed forty thousand dollars and the  value
of  any  gift,  compensation or benefit received in connection with such
violation.  Assessment of a civil penalty hereunder shall be made by the
state oversight body with jurisdiction over such person. A  state  over-
sight  body acting pursuant to its jurisdiction, may, in lieu of a civil
penalty, with respect to a violation of subdivisions two  through  five,
seven  or  eight of this section, refer a violation of any such subdivi-
sion to  the  appropriate  prosecutor  and  upon  such  conviction  such
violation shall be punishable as a class A misdemeanor.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04626-02-1

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