|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|May 01, 2013||committee discharged and committed to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1659
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1659 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Public Officers Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §80, Pub Off L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S1659 - Summary
Relates to prohibiting the destruction of constituent files by public officials; provides penalties; defines terms.
S1659 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1659 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to prohibiting the destruction of constituent case files by public officials PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The intention of this bill is to prevent the intentional destruction of active constituent case files by public officials from a governmental office. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes this act as the "constituent casework protection act." Section 2 amends Section 80 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 556 of the laws of 1925, to establish a misdemeanor crime punishable by a fine of $10,000 to $25,000 and/or a term of imprisonment for up to one year, for any public officer found guilty of intentionally destroying an active constituent case file. A constituent file includes any correspondence, written or electronic, between an elected official and a constituent or any correspondence between an elected official and other party pertaining to the
S1659 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1659 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRISANTI, MARTINS -- 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 the destruction of constituent case files by public officials THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "constitu- ent casework protection act". S 2. Section 80 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 556 of the laws of 1925, is amended to read as follows: S 80. Delivery of books and papers, money and property. 1. A public officer shall demand from his OR HER predecessor in office or any person in whose possession they may be, a delivery to such officer of all books and papers, money and property belonging or appertaining to such office. If such demand is refused, such officer may make complaint thereof to any justice of the supreme court of the district, or to the county judge of the county in which the person refusing resides. If such justice or judge be satisfied that such books or papers, money and property are withheld, he OR SHE shall grant an order directing the person refusing to show cause before him OR HER at a time specified therein, why he OR SHE should not deliver the same. At such time, or at any time to which the matter may be adjourned, on proof of the due service of the order, such justice or judge shall proceed to inquire into the circumstances. If the person charged with withholding such books or papers, money and property makes affidavit before such justice or judge that he OR SHE has delivered to the officer all books and papers, money and property in his OR HER custody which, within his OR HER knowledge, or to his OR HER belief belong or appertain thereto, such proceedings before such justice or judge shall cease, and such person be discharged. If the person complained against shall not make such oath, and it appears that any EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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