senate Bill S7252

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Prohibits persons from holding public office or positions of political party leadership for a period of ten years when convicted of certain felonies

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Jan 05, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Investigations And Government Operations
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3-d, Pub Off L; amd §79, Civ Rts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5461
2015-2016: S547
2019-2020: S90
2021-2022: S93

S7252 (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.

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7252 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7252

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 5, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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,
during  the  term of the sentence, all the civil rights, and all private
trusts, authority, or powers of, or held by, the person  sentenced,  AND
FORFEITS  THE RIGHT TO HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE OR A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP IN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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