assembly Bill A2975

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the eligibility of individuals appointed to JCOPE

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to governmental operations
Jan 23, 2017 referred to governmental operations

A2975 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7353
2019-2020: A1611
2021-2022: A4810

A2975 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that an individual who is appointed to the joint commission on public ethics is ineligible for appointment if he or she has been a NYS registered lobbyist, an elected official, or a state officer or employee, or legislative employee within the last ten years.

A2975 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 23, 2017

Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Governmental Operations

AN  ACT  to  amend  the executive law, in relation to the eligibility of
  individuals appointed to JCOPE


  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section  94  of the executive law, as
amended by section 6 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  2.  The members of the commission shall be appointed as follows: three
members shall be appointed by the temporary  president  of  the  senate,
three  members  shall  be  appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one
member shall be appointed by the minority  leader  of  the  senate,  one
member  shall  be  appointed by the minority leader of the assembly, and
six members shall be appointed by the governor and the lieutenant gover-
nor. In the event that a vacancy arises with respect to a member of  the
commission  first  appointed  pursuant to the chapter of the laws of two
thousand eleven which amended this subdivision by a legislative  leader,
the  legislative  leaders  of the same political party in the same house
shall appoint a member to fill such vacancy irrespective of whether that
legislative leader's political party is in the majority or minority.  Of
the  members  appointed  by the governor and the lieutenant governor, at
least three members shall be and shall have  been  for  at  least  three
years  enrolled members of the major political party in which the gover-
nor is not enrolled. In the event of a vacancy in a position  previously
appointed  by  the  governor  and  lieutenant governor, the governor and
lieutenant governor shall appoint a member of the same  political  party
as  the member that vacated that position. Prior to making their respec-
tive appointments, the governor and  the  lieutenant  governor  and  the
legislative  leaders  shall  solicit  and  receive  recommendations  for
appointees from the attorney general and the comptroller of the state of

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