senate Bill S573A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enacts the "ethics in state government now act"

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Mar 11, 2011 print number 573a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 05, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S573 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §80, Leg L; amd §§73, 73-a & 74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6159

S573 - Summary

Enacts the "ethics in state government now act"; makes the ethics rules and financial disclosure applicable to the legislature and its employees stricter; re-establishes the membership of the legislative ethics commission.

S573 - Sponsor Memo

S573 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   573

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  legislative law and the public officers law, in
  relation to state legislative ethics

  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 "ethics in state government now act".
  S 2. Section 80 of the legislative law, as amended by  chapter  14  of
the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S  80.  Legislative  ethics  commission; functions, powers and duties;
review of financial disclosure statements; advisory  opinions;  investi-
gation and enforcement.
  1.  There  is  established a legislative ethics commission which shall
consist of nine members. Four members shall be [members of the  legisla-
ture  and shall be] appointed as follows: one by the temporary president
of the senate, one by the speaker of the assembly, one by  the  minority
leader  of  the  senate  and one by the minority leader of the assembly.
[The remaining five] SUCH FOUR members shall not be  present  or  former
members  of  the  legislature, candidates for member of the legislature,
employees of the legislature, political party  chairmen  as  defined  in
paragraph  (k) of subdivision one of section seventy-three of the public
officers law, or lobbyists, as defined in section one-c of this chapter,
or persons who have been employees of the legislature,  political  party
chairmen  as  defined  in  paragraph  (k)  of subdivision one of section
seventy-three of the public officers law, or lobbyists,  as  defined  in
section  one-c of this chapter in the previous five years[, and shall be
appointed as follows: one by the temporary president of the senate,  one
by  the  speaker  of  the  assembly,  one  by the minority leader of the

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

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S573A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §80, Leg L; amd §§73, 73-a & 74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6159

S573A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "ethics in state government now act"; makes the ethics rules and financial disclosure applicable to the legislature and its employees stricter; re-establishes the membership of the legislative ethics commission.

S573A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S573A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 573--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  KLEIN, VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government  Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the legislative law and  the  public  officers  law,  in
  relation to state legislative ethics

  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 "ethics in state government now act".
  S  2.  Section  80 of the legislative law, as amended by chapter 14 of
the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 80. Legislative ethics commission;  functions,  powers  and  duties;
review  of  financial disclosure statements; advisory opinions; investi-
gation and enforcement.
  1. There is established a legislative ethics  commission  which  shall
consist  of nine members. Four members shall be [members of the legisla-
ture and shall be] appointed as follows: one by the temporary  president
of  the  senate, one by the speaker of the assembly, one by the minority
leader of the senate and one by the minority  leader  of  the  assembly.
[The  remaining  five]  SUCH FOUR members shall not be present or former
members of the legislature, candidates for member  of  the  legislature,
employees  of  the  legislature,  political party chairmen as defined in
paragraph (k) of subdivision one of section seventy-three of the  public
officers law, or lobbyists, as defined in section one-c of this chapter,
or  persons  who have been employees of the legislature, political party
chairmen as defined in paragraph  (k)  of  subdivision  one  of  section
seventy-three  of  the  public officers law, or lobbyists, as defined in
section one-c of this chapter in the previous five years[, and shall  be
appointed  as follows: one by the temporary president of the senate, one

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

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