|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Apr 06, 2016||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Mar 14, 2016||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to judiciary|
|Feb 23, 2015||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Jan 26, 2015||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 15, 2015||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S1923
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S1923 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1923 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1923 TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 7 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to removal of pension and retirement benefits from persons convicted of certain felonies PURPOSE: Provides that any elected official who is convicted of a felony offense involving their position of public trust shall forfeit their pension benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section to article 5 section 7 of the Constitution that bars any elected official convicted of a felony offense that occurred during their time in office from collecting their pension benefits earned while in such office. JUSTIFICATION: At the present time, New York State does not have a policy in place that allows for the forfeiture of pension benefits of any elected official who is convicted of a felony offense committed by abusing their office.
S1923 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1923 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 15, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MARCELLINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 7 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to removal of pension and retirement benefits from persons convicted of certain felonies Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 7 of arti- cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: S 7. After July first, nineteen hundred forty, membership in any pension or retirement system of the state or of a civil division thereof shall be a contractual relationship, the benefits of which shall not be diminished or impaired. ANY ELECTED OFFICIAL WHO IS CONVICTED OF A FELO- NY OFFENSE AGAINST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION THAT OCCURRED DURING THEIR TIME IN OFFICE SHALL FORFEIT RIGHTS TO THEIR BENEFITS EARNED WHILE IN SUCH OFFICE. S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for 3 months previous to the time of such election. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89006-01-5
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