senate Bill S5399

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Restricts the employment of relatives by members of the legislature

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

do you support this legislation?

You must fill out the form below in order to support or oppose this bill. X

You must login or fill out the fields below for the senator to have an accurate account of the support or opposition to this bill.

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.
Use this box to enter a message to your senator.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
May 16, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

S5399 - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง81, Leg L

S5399 - Summary

Restricts the employment of relatives by members of the legislature.

S5399 - Sponsor Memo

S5399 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5399

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the legislative law,  in  relation  to  restricting  the
  employment of relatives by members of the legislature

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

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new  section  81
to read as follows:
  S 81. RESTRICTIONS ON RELATIVE EMPLOYMENT. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION,
"RELATIVE" MEANS:
  A. A SPOUSE;
  B. A PARENT OR STEPPARENT;
  C. A SIBLING OR STEP SIBLING;
  D. A CHILD, STEPCHILD, FOSTER CHILD, OR WARD;
  E. A MOTHER-IN-LAW OR FATHER-IN-LAW;
  F. A SON-IN-LAW OR DAUGHTER-IN-LAW;
  G. A GRANDPARENT; OR
  H. A GRANDCHILD.
  2.  EXCEPT  AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION, A MEMBER
OF THE LEGISLATURE MAY NOT EMPLOY FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS THE  MEMBER'S
OWN  RELATIVE,  OR THE RELATIVE OF ANOTHER MEMBER FROM THE SAME LEGISLA-
TIVE DISTRICT, USING PUBLIC FUNDS  OVER  WHICH  THE  MEMBER  HAS  DIRECT
CONTROL.
  3.  THE  PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A MEMBER OF THE
LEGISLATURE WHO:
  A. HAS A PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT THAT NECESSITATES  THE  EMPLOYMENT  OF  A
PARTICULAR RELATIVE; AND
  B. DISCLOSES THE EMPLOYMENT TO THE LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMISSION.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11035-01-3

Comments

Open Legislation comments facilitate discussion of New York State legislation. All comments are subject to moderation. Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity or hate speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday.

By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.