senate Bill S920

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Clarifies the qualification of member items, authorizes the review of violations of the qualification of member items, and requires that member items be fully itemized

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 09, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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S920 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A641
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §54-c, Leg L; amd §24, ren §99-d to be §99-u, amd §99-u, add §99-v, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A641, S1681A, A855
2009-2010: A1442A, S7007A, A10116A

S920 - Summary

Clarifies the appropriation and qualification of member items; authorizes the legislative ethics commission to review violations of the qualification of member items, and requires that all member items be fully itemized.

S920 - Sponsor Memo

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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