senate Bill S2262

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits state reimbursement of campaign and political committees, legal defense fund for payments made on behalf of the criminal defense of a state employee

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 04, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Mar 03, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 06, 2016 referred to investigations and government operations
Apr 28, 2015 defeated in investigations and government operations
Mar 10, 2015 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 22, 2015 referred to investigations and government operations

Votes

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May 4, 2016 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S2262
3
1
committee
3
Aye
1
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 4, 2016

nay (1)
aye wr (3)
excused (2)

Apr 28, 2015 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S2262
3
6
committee
3
Aye
6
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Apr 28, 2015

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S2262 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5618
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง19, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2394, A8576
2019-2020: S295
2021-2022: S164

S2262 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits state reimbursement of campaign and political committees, or legal defense fund, for payments made on behalf of the criminal defense of a state employee.

S2262 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2262 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2262

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the public officers  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  reimbursement  of  campaign  committees  and  legal  defense funds for
  defense costs incurred on behalf of state employees

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 2 of section 19 of the public officers law, as
amended by chapter 769 of the laws  of  1985,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. (a) Upon compliance by the employee with the provisions of subdivi-
sion three of this section, and subject to THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN
PARAGRAPH  (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND the conditions set forth in para-
graph [(b)] (C) of this subdivision, it shall be the duty of  the  state
to pay reasonable attorneys' fees and litigation expenses incurred by or
on  behalf of an employee in his or her defense of a criminal proceeding
in a state or federal court arising out of any act which occurred  while
such  employee  was  acting within the scope of his public employment or
duties upon his acquittal or upon the dismissal of the criminal  charges
against him or reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with an
appearance  before  a  grand jury which returns no true bill against the
employee where such appearance was required as a result of any act which
occurred while such employee was acting within the scope of  his  public
employment  or duties unless such appearance occurs in the normal course
of the public employment or duties of such employee.
  (b)  NO REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE PAID PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION  TO  ANY
CAMPAIGN OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE, OR LEGAL DEFENSE FUND WHICH PAYS ALL OR
ANY  PORTION  OF  AN  EMPLOYEES' REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND/OR LITI-
GATION EXPENSES.   FURTHERMORE, AN EMPLOYEE  ON  WHOSE  BEHALF  A  LEGAL
DEFENSE  FUND OR LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED, SHALL NOT BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07277-02-5

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