senate Bill S5461A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies

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Apr 30, 2014 print number 5461b
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Apr 09, 2014 print number 5461a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
May 16, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S5461 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-d, Pub Off L; amd §79, Civ Rts L

S5461 - Bill Texts

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Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies and prohibits such persons from joining a political party for a period of five years following the completion of any sentence for such felony conviction.

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BILL NUMBER:S5461

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the civil
rights law, in relation to prohibiting persons from holding public
office or positions of political party leadership when convicted of
certain felonies

PURPOSE:

Prohibits certain people from holding public office or positions of
political party leaderships.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1.The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:

§ 3-d. Restriction upon holding public office; felony conviction. 1.
No person shall be capable of holding a civil office or a position of
leadership in a political party if he or she has been convicted of any
felony under article one hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty five,
one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred ninety
five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of the
penal law.

2. No person shall be capable of joining a political party for period
of five years following the completion of any sentence for a felony
conviction under article one hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty
five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred
ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of
the penal law, regardless of whether he or she obtained a certificate
of relief of disabilities from the division of criminal justice
services.

§ 2 Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law, as amended by
chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:

Except as provided in subdivision two a sentence of imprisonment in a
state correctional institution for any term less than life or a
sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional institution for an
indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maximum of
natural life, forfeits all the public offices, and suspends, during
the term of the sentence all the civil rights, and all private trusts,
authority, or powers of, or held by, the person sentenced, and
forfeits the right to hold public office or a position of leadership
in a political party for a period of five years following the
completion of any sentence for a felony conviction under article one
hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one
hundred seventy-five, one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two
hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of the penal law, regardless of
whether he or she obtained a certificate of relief of disabilities
from the division of criminal justice services.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:


There in no current law that would allow for this to happen.

JUSTIFICATION:

We have seen in the past and, unfortunately will continue to see
political parties being manipulated by people who get themselves into
leadership positions for the purpose of personal gain.

This type of individual has been using political parties for his/her
own self serving reasons long before any of us were elected to public
office. Most notable was that of Tammany Hall between 1850, and
lasting till 1932 when Franklin Roosevelt stripped the Tammany
Organization of federal funding. We may not have an organization
demonstrating corruption of that scale in New York State today, but
corruption in political parties still exist none the less.

People join various political parties and regardless of which party
joined they expect their leadership do the right thing. They look
forward to the leadership putting the party's best interest ahead of
their own. They would like to win elections but they want to do it
through hard work. They do not want leadership that has been found
misrepresenting the party's interest with the leaderships personal
interest. When personal interest collides with the party's interest
corruption always raises its ugly head. There must be no other option
but to cut it off.

This legislation does exactly that. This legislation removes the
ability of those people that would manipulate, intimidate and/or
coerce members of any political party into supporting them for the
purpose of remaining in those positions. This legislation in place
tells the party members, " If leadership has broken the law, then that
leadership has no right to represent the parties best interest". This
legislation helps to stop the cronyism from spreading and sends a
message loud and clear that regardless of party affiliation this type
of behavior will not be tolerated in any community within the borders
of New York State. This legislation prevents any technicality or
mechanism currently in place from skirting the law and removes the
individual from that position.

Finally, it shows the public that the New York State Legislature takes
seriously the trust they, the voters, have given us to protect the
rights of individuals and our communities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This bill will take effect immediately.

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

                                  5461

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- 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 public officers law and the  civil  rights  law,  in
  relation  to  prohibiting  persons from holding public office or posi-
  tions of political party leadership when convicted of certain felonies

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

  Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:
  S 3-D. RESTRICTIONS UPON HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE; FELONY CONVICTION.  1.
NO  PERSON  SHALL  BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING A CIVIL OFFICE OR A POSITION OF
LEADERSHIP IN A POLITICAL PARTY IF HE OR SHE HAS BEEN CONVICTED  OF  ANY
FELONY UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE
HUNDRED  SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, TWO
HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL BE CAPABLE OF JOINING A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERI-
OD OF FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ANY SENTENCE FOR  A  FELONY
CONVICTION UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE,
ONE  HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE,
TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE  PENAL  LAW,
REGARDLESS  OF WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF OF
DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law,  as  amended
by chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Except as provided in subdivision two a sentence of imprisonment in
a  state  correctional  institution for any term less than for life or a
sentence of imprisonment in a  state  correctional  institution  for  an
indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maximum of natural
life,  forfeits all the public offices, and suspends, during the term of
the sentence, all the civil rights, and all private  trusts,  authority,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11139-01-3

S. 5461                             2

or  powers  of, or held by, the person sentenced, AND FORFEITS THE RIGHT
TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE OR A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP IN A  POLITICAL  PARTY
FOR  A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ANY SENTENCE FOR
A  FELONY  CONVICTION  UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE,  ONE  HUNDRED
NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE
PENAL LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF
RELIEF OF DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S5461A - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-d, Pub Off L; amd §79, Civ Rts L

S5461A - Bill Texts

view summary

Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies and prohibits such persons from joining a political party for a period of five years following the completion of any sentence for such felony conviction.

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BILL NUMBER:S5461A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the civil
rights law, in relation to prohibiting persons from holding public
office or positions of political party leadership when convicted of
certain felonies

PURPOSE:

Prohibits certain people from holding public office or positions of
political party leaderships.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:

§ 3-d. Restriction upon holding public office; felony conviction. 1.
No person shall be capable of holding a civil office or a position of
leadership in a political party for a period of ten years if he or she
has been convicted of any felony under article one hundred forty-five,
one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five,
one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred
fifteen of the penal law.

2. No person shall be capable of joining a political party for period
of five years following the completion of any sentence for a felony
conviction under article one hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty
five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred
ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of
the penal law, regardless of whether he or she obtained a certificate
of relief of disabilities from the division of criminal justice
services.

§ 2 Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law, as amended by
chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:

Except as provided in subdivision two a sentence of imprisonment in a
state correctional institution for any term less than life or a
sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional institution for an
indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maximum of
natural life, forfeits all the public offices, and suspends, during
the term of the sentence all the civil rights, and all private trusts,
authority, or powers of, or held by, the person sentenced, and
forfeits the right to hold public office or a position of leadership
in a political party for a period of 10 years following the completion
of any sentence for a felony conviction under article one hundred
forty-five, one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one hundred
seventy-five, one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten,
or two hundred fifteen of the penal law, regardless of whether he or
she obtained a certificate of relief of disabilities from the division
of criminal justice services.

§ 3.This act shall take effect immediately

EXISTING LAW:


There in no current law that would allow for this to happen.

JUSTIFICATION:

We have seen in the past and, unfortunately will continue to see
political parties being manipulated by people who get themselves into
leadership positions for the purpose of personal gain.

This type of individual has been using political parties for his/her
own self serving reasons long before any of us were elected to public
office. Most notable was that of Tammany Hall between 1850, and
lasting till 1932 when Franklin Roosevelt stripped the Tammany
Organization of federal funding. We may not have an organization
demonstrating corruption of that scale in New York State today, but
corruption in political parties still exist none the less.

People join various political parties and regardless of which party
joined they expect their leadership do the right thing. They look
forward to the leadership putting the party's best interest ahead of
their own. They would like to win elections but they want to do it
through hard work. They do not want leadership that has been found
misrepresenting the party's interest with the leaderships personal
interest. When personal interest collides with the party's interest
corruption always raises its ugly head. There must be no other option
but to cut it off.

This legislation does exactly that. This legislation removes the
ability of those people that would manipulate, intimidate and/or
coerce members of any political party into supporting them for the
purpose of remaining in those positions. This legislation in place
tells the party members, " If leadership has broken the law, then that
leadership has no right to represent the parties best interest". This
legislation helps to stop the cronyism from spreading and sends a
message loud and clear that regardless of party affiliation this type
of behavior will not be tolerated in any community within the borders
of New York State. This legislation prevents any technicality or
mechanism currently in place from skirting the law and removes the
individual from that position.

Finally, it shows the public that the New York State Legislature takes
seriously the trust they, the voters, have given us to protect the
rights of individuals and our communities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:


This bill will take effect immediately.

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

                                 5461--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LATIMER, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the  civil  rights  law,  in
  relation  to  prohibiting  persons from holding public office or posi-
  tions of political party leadership when convicted of certain felonies

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

  Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:
  S 3-D. RESTRICTIONS UPON HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE; FELONY CONVICTION.  1.
NO  PERSON  SHALL  BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING A CIVIL OFFICE OR A POSITION OF
LEADERSHIP IN A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS IF HE  OR  SHE
HAS  BEEN  CONVICTED OF ANY FELONY UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE,
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE,
ONE  HUNDRED  NINETY-FIVE,  TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED
FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL BE CAPABLE OF JOINING A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERI-
OD OF FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ANY SENTENCE FOR  A  FELONY
CONVICTION UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE,
ONE  HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE,
TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE  PENAL  LAW,
REGARDLESS  OF WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF OF
DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law,  as  amended
by chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:
  1. Except as provided in subdivision two OF THIS SECTION a sentence of
imprisonment  in a state correctional institution for any term less than

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11139-02-4

S. 5461--A                          2

for life or a sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional  institu-
tion  for an indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maxi-
mum of natural life, forfeits all  the  public  offices,  and  suspends,
during  the  term of the sentence, all the civil rights, and all private
trusts, authority, or powers of, or held by, the person  sentenced,  AND
FORFEITS  THE RIGHT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE OR A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP IN
A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION  OF
ANY   SENTENCE  FOR  A  FELONY  CONVICTION  UNDER  ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED
FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY,  ONE  HUNDRED
SEVENTY-FIVE,  ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR
TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER  HE  OR  SHE
HAS  OBTAINED  A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF OF DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

S5461B (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-d, Pub Off L; amd §79, Civ Rts L

S5461B (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies and prohibits such persons from joining a political party for a period of five years following the completion of any sentence for such felony conviction.

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BILL NUMBER:S5461B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law and the civil
rights law, in relation to prohibiting persons from holding public
office or positions of political party leadership when convicted of
certain felonies

PURPOSE:

Prohibits certain people from holding public office or positions of
political party leaderships.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:

§ 3-d. Restriction upon holding public office; felony conviction. 1.
No person shall be capable of holding a civil office or a position of
leadership in a political party for a period of ten years if he or she
has been convicted of any felony under article one hundred forty-five,
one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five,
one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred
fifteen of the penal law.

2. No person shall be capable of joining a political party for period
of five years following the completion of any sentence for a felony
conviction under article one hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty
five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred
ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of
the penal law, regardless of whether he or she obtained a certificate
of relief of disabilities from the division of criminal justice
services.

§ 2 Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law, as amended by
chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:

Except as provided in subdivision two a sentence of imprisonment in a
state correctional institution for any term less than life or a
sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional institution for an
indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maximum of
natural life, forfeits all the public offices, and suspends, during
the term of the sentence all the civil rights, and all private trusts,
authority, or powers of, or held by, the person sentenced, and
forfeits the right to hold public office or a position of leadership
in a political party for a period of 10 years following the completion
of any sentence for a felony conviction under article one hundred
forty-five, one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one hundred
seventy-five, one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten,
or two hundred fifteen of the penal law, regardless of whether he or
she obtained a certificate of relief of disabilities from the division
of criminal justice services.

§ 3.This act shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW:


There in no current law that would allow for this to happen.

JUSTIFICATION:

We have seen in the past and, unfortunately will continue to see
political parties being manipulated by people who get themselves into
leadership positions for the purpose of personal gain.

This type of individual has been using political parties for his/her
own self serving reasons long before any of us were elected to public
office. Most notable was that of Tammany Hall between 1850, and
lasting till 1932 when Franklin Roosevelt stripped the Tammany
Organization of federal funding. We may not have an organization
demonstrating corruption of that scale in New York State today, but
corruption in political parties still exist none the less.

People join various political parties and regardless of which party
joined they expect their leadership do the right thing. They look
forward to the leadership putting the party's best interest ahead of
their own. They would like to win elections but they want to do it
through hard work. They do not want leadership that has been found
misrepresenting the party's interest with the leaderships personal
interest. When personal interest collides with the party's interest
corruption always raises its ugly head. There must be no other option
but to cut it off.

This legislation does exactly that. This legislation removes the
ability of those people that would manipulate, intimidate and / or
coerce members of any political party into supporting them for the
purpose of remaining in those positions. This legislation in place
tells the party members, " If leadership has broken the law, then that
leadership has no right to represent the parties best interest". This
legislation helps to stop the cronyism from spreading and sends a
message loud and clear that regardless of party affiliation this type
of behavior will not be tolerated in any community within the borders
of New York State. This legislation prevents any technicality or
mechanism currently in place from skirting the law and removes the
individual from that position.

Finally, it shows the public that the New York State Legislature takes
seriously the trust they, the voters, have given us to protect the
rights of individuals and our communities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

None

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE


This bill will take effect immediately.

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

                                 5461--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. LATIMER, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Investigations
  and  Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi-
  gations and Government Operations in accordance with  Senate  Rule  6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the  civil  rights  law,  in
  relation  to  prohibiting  persons from holding public office or posi-
  tions of political party leadership when convicted of certain felonies

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

  Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
3-d to read as follows:
  S 3-D. RESTRICTIONS UPON HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE; FELONY CONVICTION.  1.
NO  PERSON  SHALL  BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING A CIVIL OFFICE OR A POSITION OF
LEADERSHIP IN A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS IF HE  OR  SHE
HAS  BEEN  CONVICTED OF ANY FELONY UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE,
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FIVE,
ONE  HUNDRED  NINETY-FIVE,  TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED
FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW.
  2. NO PERSON SHALL BE CAPABLE OF JOINING A POLITICAL COMMITTEE  FOR  A
PERIOD  OF  FIVE  YEARS  FOLLOWING  THE COMPLETION OF ANY SENTENCE FOR A
FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED  FORTY-FIVE,  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-FIVE,  ONE  HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED
NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE
PENAL LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF
RELIEF OF DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 2. Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law,  as  amended
by chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11139-03-4

S. 5461--B                          2

  1. Except as provided in subdivision two OF THIS SECTION a sentence of
imprisonment  in a state correctional institution for any term less than
for life or a sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional  institu-
tion  for an indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maxi-
mum  of  natural  life,  forfeits  all the public offices, and suspends,
during the term of the sentence, all the civil rights, and  all  private
trusts,  authority,  or powers of, or held by, the person sentenced, AND
FORFEITS THE RIGHT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE OR A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP  IN
A  POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF
ANY  SENTENCE  FOR  A  FELONY  CONVICTION  UNDER  ARTICLE  ONE   HUNDRED
FORTY-FIVE,  ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-FIVE,  ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED
SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN,  OR
TWO  HUNDRED  FIFTEEN  OF THE PENAL LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE OR SHE
HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF OF DISABILITIES FROM  THE  DIVISION
OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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