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senate Bill S4748
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S4748 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Civil Service Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §75-b, Civ Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S4748 - Summary
Clarifies the improper governmental actions which may be disclosed by state legislative employees without retaliation from their legislative employer.
S4748 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4748 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the reporting of improper governmental actions by legislative employees PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to expand the "whistle blower" protections contained in the Civil Service Law for public employees to clearly include the disclosure of information about the activities of a state legislator or legislative employee that has or may have violated the ethics provisions of the Legislative Law or Article 4 of the Public Officers Law or the Penal Law related to corruption activities. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Civil Service Law section 75-b (2) to clearly expand the "whistle blower" law protections for government employees to include situations when a legislative employee reports to the Commission on Public Integrity, Legislative Ethics Commission,the NYS Attorney General, local District Attorney or any other governmental body that such state legislator or legislative employee has or may have violated the State's Ethics Laws, Public Officers Law or the Penal Law.
S4748 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4748 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 22, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the reporting of improper governmental actions by legislative employees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 75-b of the civil service law, as amended by chapter 899 of the laws of 1986, is amended to read as follows: (a) A public employer shall not dismiss or take other disciplinary or other adverse personnel action against a public employee regarding the employee's employment because the employee discloses to a governmental body information: (i) regarding a violation of a law, rule or regulation which violation creates and presents a substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety; or (ii) which the employee reasonably believes to be true and reasonably believes constitutes an improper governmental action. "Improper governmental action" shall mean any action by a public employer or employee, or an agent of such employer or employee, which is undertaken in the performance of such agent's offi- cial duties, whether or not such action is within the scope of his OR HER employment, and which is in violation of any federal, state or local law, rule or regulation. FURTHERMORE, WITH REGARD TO DISCLOSURES BY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, "IMPROP- ER GOVERNMENTAL ACTION" SHALL ALSO INCLUDE ANY ACTION OR ACTIVITY TAKEN BY A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE OR BY A LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE, AS DEFINED IN PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION SEVENTY-THREE OF THE PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW, WHICH VIOLATES OR MAY VIOLATE ANY PROVISION OF THE LEGISLATIVE LAW, THE PENAL LAW OR THE ARTICLE FOUR OF THE PUBLIC OFFI- CERS LAW THAT IS REPORTED TO A GOVERNMENTAL BODY, INCLUDING THE JOINT COMMISSION ON PUBLIC ETHICS. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07995-01-3
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