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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S920
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S920 - Details
S920 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S920 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to clarifying the appropriation and qualification of member items and authorizes the legislative ethics commission to review violations of the qualification of member items; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to requiring that all member items be fully itemized PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prevent conflicts of interest in the distribution of member item funds, increase transparency of the member item process, and ensure that member item funds are used efficiently. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: * Defines the term "member item" * provides that no member item shall be distributed when a conflict of interest exists between the legislator or the governor designating the member item and the potential recipient. * Defines the term "conflict of interest." * Requires each legislator or governor to sign a conflict of interest form under perjury of law.
S920 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 920 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BONACIC, BRESLIN, DeFRANCISCO, GRIFFO, KRUEGER, LITTLE, PERALTA, RIVERA, SEWARD, SQUADRON, STAVISKY, STEWART-COUSINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Oper- ations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to clarifying the appropriation and qualification of member items and authorizes the legislative ethics commission to review violations of the qualifica- tion of member items; and to amend the state finance law, in relation to requiring that all member items be fully itemized 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 54-c to read as follows: S 54-C. MEMBER ITEMS. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE TERM "MEMBER ITEM" SHALL MEAN A BUDGETARY ALLOCATION AS FUNDED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-U OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW, AND THE EXECUTIVE COMMUNITY PROJECTS FUND AS DEFINED IN SECTION NINETY-NINE-V OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AT THE DISCRETION AND REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR A CERTIFIED TAX-EXEMPT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION UNDER SECTION 501(C)(3) OF THE INTER- NAL REVENUE CODE IN NEW YORK STATE, A STATE AGENCY, A MUNICIPALITY OR THEIR AFFILIATED DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR SCHOOL DISTRICT. 2. MEMBER ITEMS SHALL NOT BE APPROPRIATED WHEN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTS BETWEEN THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR DESIGNATING THE MEMBER ITEM AND THE POTENTIAL RECIPIENT. A MEMBER ITEM CANNOT FUND ORGANIZATIONS THAT EMPLOY OR OTHERWISE COMPENSATE THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR, A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATOR'S OR GOVERNOR'S FAMILY, ANY PERSON SHARING THE HOME OF THE LEGISLATOR OR GOVERNOR OR A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATOR'S OR GOVERNOR'S STAFF FOR SERVICES OR LABOR RENDERED. FURTHERMORE, LEGISLATORS AND THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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