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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to finance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to finance|
senate Bill S688
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S688 - Details
S688 - Summary
Enacts the "politician self-immortalization prevention act"; provides that no facility supported by state funds may be named after a living public official unless such person has been out of public service for at least ten years.
S688 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S688 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to enacting the "politician self-immortalization prevention act" PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to eliminate the politicization of naming facilities after sitting public officials, by prohibiting such namings while a public official is still in office. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the public officers law by adding a new section, 73-c. This section prohibits the naming of facilities whose construction, rehabilitation or operation is supported by state funds after any public official who is living unless they have been out of public office for at least ten years. This prohibition will not apply when the legislature approves the naming of the facility in accordance with section fourteen of article three of the state constitution, and when the governor approves the naming in a manner provided for in section seven of article four of the state constitution. The attorney general may initiate a civil action
S688 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 688 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to enacting the "politician self-immortalization prevention act" THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "politician self-immortalization prevention act". S 2. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 73-c to read as follows: S 73-C. NAMING OF FACILITIES AFTER PUBLIC OFFICIALS; PROHIBITED. 1. NO FACILITY, THE CONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION OR OPERATION OF WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY STATE FUNDS, MAY BE NAMED AFTER A LIVING PERSON WHO IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE UNLESS SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN OUT OF PUBLIC OFFICE FOR AT LEAST TEN YEARS. 2. THE PROHIBITION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE THE LEGISLATURE APPROVES THE NAMING OF SUCH FACILITY IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION FOURTEEN OF ARTICLE THREE OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AND THE GOVERNOR APPROVES THE NAMING OF SUCH FACILITY IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION SEVEN OF ARTICLE FOUR OF THE STATE CONSTITUTION. 3. WHERE ANY PERSON, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY INITIATE A CIVIL ACTION TO ENFORCE THE PROHIBITION SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION. S 3. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03417-01-3
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