senate Bill S2525

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Removes public officials from office who are convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses

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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 18, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S2525 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง30, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4205, A1690
2009-2010: S6302, A9472

S2525 - Summary

Removes public officials from office who are convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses.

S2525 - Sponsor Memo

S2525 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 18, 2013

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

AN  ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to removing public
  officials  from  office  who  are  convicted  of  certain  misdemeanor


  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 30 of the public officers law,  as
amended  by  chapter  209 of the laws of 1954, paragraph e as amended by
chapter 454 of the laws of 1987 and paragraph f as  amended  by  chapter
550 of the laws of 1978, is amended to read as follows:
  1.  Every  office  shall  be  vacant  upon the happening of one of the
following events before the expiration of the term thereof:
  a. The death of the incumbent;
  b. His OR HER resignation;
  c. His OR HER removal from office;
  d. His OR HER ceasing to be an inhabitant of the state, or  if  he  OR
SHE  be  a  local  officer,  of  the political subdivision, or municipal
corporation of which he OR SHE is required to be a resident when chosen;
  e. His OR HER conviction of a felony, OR A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE AGAINST
INTIMIDATION,  or  a  crime  involving a violation of his OR HER oath of
office, provided, however, that a non-elected  official  may  apply  for
reinstatement  to the appointing authority upon reversal or the vacating
of such conviction where the conviction is the sole basis for the vacan-
cy. After receipt of such application, the  appointing  authority  shall
afford  such  applicant  a hearing to determine whether reinstatement is
warranted. The record of the hearing shall include the final judgment of
the court which reversed or vacated such conviction and may also include
the entire employment history of the applicant and any other submissions

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


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