senate Bill S940

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits lobbyists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or higher level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years

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S940 - Details

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Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-o, Leg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6533

S940 - Summary

Prohibits lobbyists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or higher level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years from the date of the conviction; provides the authority to extend suspensions; entitles such lobbyist to a hearing upon application for suspension extension.

S940 - Sponsor Memo

S940 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   940

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to  prohibiting  lobby-
  ists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or high-
  er  level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years
  from the date of the conviction

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

  Section  1. Section 1-o of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14
of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1-o. Penalties. (a) ANY LOBBYIST CONVICTED OF OR PLEADING GUILTY  TO
A  CLASS D FELONY OR HIGHER LEVEL CRIME SHALL BE BARRED FROM ACTING AS A
LOBBYIST FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION.
  (B) UPON COMPLETION THE COMMISSION SHALL  RE-EVALUATE  THE  SUSPENSION
AND  DETERMINE  WHETHER OR NOT SUCH SUSPENSION SHOULD BE EXTENDED FOR AN
ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF TIME. IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH EXTENSION BE FOR  MORE
THAN  TWO  MORE  YEARS.  ANY  LOBBYIST  WISHING  TO RE-REGISTER WITH THE
COMMISSION AND RE-COMMENCE HIS OR HER  PRACTICE  OF  LOBBYING  SHALL  BE
ENTITLED  TO  A  HEARING UPON APPLICATION TO DETERMINE IF THE SUSPENSION
SHOULD BE EXTENDED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
  (C) (i) Any lobbyist, public corporation, or client who knowingly  and
wilfully  fails  to  file  timely a report or statement required by this
section or knowingly and wilfully files false information  or  knowingly
and wilfully violates section one-m of this article shall be guilty of a
class A misdemeanor; and
  (ii)  any  lobbyist,  public  corporation, or client who knowingly and
wilfully fails to file timely a report or  statement  required  by  this
section  or  knowingly and wilfully files false information or knowingly
and wilfully violates section one-m of this article, after having previ-
ously been convicted in the preceding five years of the crime  described

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

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