senate Bill S5518A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to conflicts of interest and freedom of information applicability to certain public libraries

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2016 referred to cities
Jun 08, 2015 print number 5518a
Jun 08, 2015 amend and recommit to cities
May 14, 2015 referred to cities

S5518 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd §2601, NYC Chart; amd §86, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1881
2019-2020: S4034

S5518 - Summary

Relates to conflicts of interest and freedom of information applicability to the Brooklyn public library and the New York public library.

S5518 - Sponsor Memo

S5518 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5518

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Cities

AN ACT to amend the  New  York  city  charter,  in  relation  to  public
  libraries;  and  to  amend the public officers law, in relation to the
  definition of agency

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 2601 of the New York city charter,
as added by  a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general
election held in November of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  "Agency"  means a city, county, borough or other office, position,
administration, department, division, bureau, board, commission, author-
ity, corporation, advisory committee or other agency of government,  the
expenses  of  which are paid in whole or in part from the city treasury,
and shall include but not be limited to, the  council,  the  offices  of
each  elected official, the board of education, community school boards,
community boards, the financial services  corporation,  the  health  and
hospitals  corporation,  the public development corporation, and the New
York city housing authority, but shall not  include  any  court  or  any
corporation  or institution maintaining or operating a [public library,]
museum, botanical garden, arboretum, tomb, memorial building,  aquarium,
zoological garden or similar facility.
  S  2.  Subdivision 19 of section 2601 of the New York city charter, as
added by a vote of the people of the city of New  York  at  the  general
election held in November of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  19.  "Public  servant"  means all officials, officers and employees of
the city, including members of community boards [and], members of  advi-
sory committees, except unpaid members of advisory committees [shall not
be  public servants], AND ALL EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND KEY LIBRARY EXECU-
TIVE PERSONNEL FROM THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE NEW YORK  PUBLIC
LIBRARY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10991-02-5

S5518A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Charter
Laws Affected:
Amd §2601, NYC Chart; amd §86, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S1881
2019-2020: S4034

S5518A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to conflicts of interest and freedom of information applicability to the Brooklyn public library and the New York public library.

S5518A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5518A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5518--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Cities  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  New  York  city  charter, in relation to public
  libraries; and to amend the public officers law, in  relation  to  the
  definition of agency

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 2601 of the New York city charter,
as added by  a vote of the people of the city of New York at the general
election held in November of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  2. "Agency" means a city, county, borough or other  office,  position,
administration, department, division, bureau, board, commission, author-
ity,  corporation, advisory committee or other agency of government, the
expenses of which are paid in whole or in part from the  city  treasury,
and  shall  include  but  not be limited to, the council, the offices of
each elected official, the board of education, community school  boards,
community  boards,  the  financial  services corporation, the health and
hospitals corporation, the public development corporation, and  the  New
York  city  housing  authority,  but  shall not include any court or any
corporation or institution maintaining or operating a [public  library,]
museum,  botanical garden, arboretum, tomb, memorial building, aquarium,
zoological garden or similar facility.
  S 2. Subdivision 19 of section 2601 of the New York city  charter,  as
added  by  a  vote  of the people of the city of New York at the general
election held in November of 1988, is amended to read as follows:
  19. "Public servant" means all officials, officers  and  employees  of
the  city, including members of community boards [and], members of advi-
sory committees, AND ALL EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND KEY  LIBRARY  EXECUTIVE
PERSONNEL  FROM  THE  BROOKLYN  PUBLIC  LIBRARY  AND THE NEW YORK PUBLIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10991-03-5

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