senate Bill S6196A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits members of the legislature from receiving certain income and establishes the commission on legislative compensation

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Apr 07, 2014 print number 6196a
amend and recommit to investigations and government operations
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations

Bill Amendments

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S6196 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, amd §80, Leg L

S6196 - Summary

Prohibits members of the legislature from receiving certain income and establishes the commission on legislative compensation.

S6196 - Sponsor Memo

S6196 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6196

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

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 prohibiting  members
  of  the legislature from receiving certain income and establishing the
  commission on legislative compensation

  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 two new sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. PROHIBITION ON OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME FOR MEMBERS.  1.  NOTWITH-
STANDING  ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW TO THE CONTRARY, MEMBERS OF THE
LEGISLATURE ARE PROHIBITED FROM RECEIVING OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME FOR  THE
DURATION OF THEIR TERM IN OFFICE.
  2.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME"
INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO,  WAGES,  SALARIES,  HONORARIA,  COMMIS-
SIONS, PROFESSIONAL FEES, AND OTHER FORMS OF COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES.
  3.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME"
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  A. SALARY, BENEFITS, AND ALLOWANCES PAID BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK;
  B. INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE  TO  SERVICE  WITH  THE  MILITARY  RESERVES  OR
NATIONAL GUARD;
  C.  INCOME FROM PENSIONS AND OTHER CONTINUING BENEFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT OR SERVICES;
  D. INCOME FROM INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES WHERE THE MEMBER'S  SERVICES  ARE
NOT A MATERIAL FACTOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF INCOME;
  E.  COPYRIGHT  ROYALTIES,  FEES, AND THEIR FUNCTIONAL EQUIVALENT, FROM
THE USE OR SALE OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT AND SIMILAR FORMS  OF  INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY  RIGHTS,  WHEN RECEIVED FROM ESTABLISHED USERS OR PURCHASERS OF
THOSE RIGHTS; OR
  F. COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES RENDERED  PRIOR  TO  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN, OR BEFORE BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE.

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

Co-Sponsors

S6196A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, amd §80, Leg L

S6196A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits members of the legislature from receiving certain income and establishes the commission on legislative compensation.

S6196A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6196A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6196--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, PERKINS, SERRANO -- read twice and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Investigations and Government Operations -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting members
  of the legislature from receiving certain income and establishing  the
  commission on legislative compensation

  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 two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S  5-B. PROHIBITION ON OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME FOR MEMBERS. 1.  STARTING
IN CALENDAR YEAR TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, A MEMBER OF THE  LEGISLATURE  MAY
NOT  HAVE  OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH YEAR WHICH EXCEEDS
FIFTEEN PERCENT OF THE GROSS ANNUAL SALARY OF MEMBERS  OF  THE  LEGISLA-
TURE, PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  2.  A.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION, THE TERM "OUTSIDE EARNED
INCOME" INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED  TO,  WAGES,  SALARIES,  FEES,  AND
OTHER FORMS OF COMPENSATION FOR SERVICES ACTUALLY RENDERED.
  B.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "OUTSIDE EARNED INCOME"
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  (1) SALARY, BENEFITS, AND ALLOWANCES PAID BY NEW YORK STATE;
  (2) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO  SERVICE  WITH  THE  MILITARY  RESERVES  OR
NATIONAL GUARD;
  (3) INCOME FROM PENSIONS AND OTHER CONTINUING BENEFITS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT OR SERVICES;
  (4) INCOME FROM INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES, WHERE THE MEMBER'S SERVICES ARE
NOT A MATERIAL FACTOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF INCOME;
  (5) INCOME FROM A TRADE OR BUSINESS IN WHICH THE MEMBER OR THEIR FAMI-
LY  HOLDS  A CONTROLLING INTEREST, WHERE THE MEMBER'S SERVICES ARE NOT A
MATERIAL FACTOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF INCOME;

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

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