|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2018||reported and committed to finance|
|Mar 19, 2018||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Apr 25, 2017||defeated in investigations and government operations|
|Mar 10, 2017||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 13, 2017||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S2394
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S2394 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2394 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2394 TITLE OF BILL : 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 PURPOSE : To close a loophole in New York's ethics laws, preventing state taxpayer money from being used to reimburse campaign or legal defense accounts. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends subdivision 2 of section 19 of the Public Officers Law preventing any state reimbursement to a campaign account or legal defense account for attorneys fees and litigation expenses to a public official after an acquittal or dismissal. Additionally, no reimbursement shall be made to a state employee who has a legal defense account until all funds from such account have been expended. JUSTIFICATION : Currently, when a state employee is acquitted of criminal charges arising from his or her duties while in office, or has such charges dismissed, the State provides reimbursement for all attorneys fees and
S2394 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2394 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 13, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investi- gations 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.
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