Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2017||
referred to investigations and government operations
Senate Bill S1961
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Investigations And Government Operations Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S1961 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S1961 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies and prohibits such persons from joining a political party for a period of five years following the completion of any sentence for such felony conviction.
2017-S1961 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1961 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the public officers law and the civil rights law, in relation to prohibiting persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership when convicted of certain felonies PURPOSE : Prohibits certain people from holding public office or positions of political party leaderships. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 3-d to read as follows: § 3-d. Restriction upon holding public office; felony conviction. 1. No person shall be capable of holding a civil office or a position of leadership in a political party for a period of ten years if he or she has been convicted of any felony under article one hundred forty-five, one hundred fifty five, one hundred seventy, one hundred seventy-five, one hundred ninety five, two hundred, two hundred ten, or two hundred fifteen of the penal law.
2017-S1961 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1961 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the public officers law and the civil rights law, in relation to prohibiting persons from holding public office or posi- tions of political party leadership when convicted of certain felonies THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section 3-d to read as follows: § 3-D. RESTRICTIONS UPON HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE; FELONY CONVICTION. 1. NO PERSON SHALL BE CAPABLE OF HOLDING A CIVIL OFFICE OR A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP IN A POLITICAL PARTY FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS IF HE OR SHE HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY FELONY UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW. 2. NO PERSON SHALL BE CAPABLE OF JOINING A POLITICAL COMMITTEE FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ANY SENTENCE FOR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FORTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-FIVE, TWO HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED TEN, OR TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN OF THE PENAL LAW, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE OR SHE HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF RELIEF OF DISABILITIES FROM THE DIVISION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 79 of the civil rights law, as amended by chapter 687 of the laws of 1973, is amended to read as follows: 1. Except as provided in subdivision two OF THIS SECTION a sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional institution for any term less than for life or a sentence of imprisonment in a state correctional institu- tion for an indeterminate term, having a minimum of one day and a maxi- mum of natural life, forfeits all the public offices, and suspends, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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