Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 08, 2018||
opinion referred to judiciary
|May 18, 2018||
to attorney-general for opinion
|Apr 30, 2018||
referred to judiciary
Senate Bill S8309
2017-2018 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2017-S8309 (ACTIVE) - Details
2017-S8309 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8309 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing that the constitution be amended by adding a new article V-A; in relation to state government integrity PURPOSE: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to replace JCOPE and the LEC with a single, truly independent, enforcement agency, similar to the Commission on Judicial Conduct established in Article VI of the State Constitution, to deter corruption in the legislative and executive branches of state government. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: SECTION 1. DECLARATIONS OF THE PEOPLE This section has no counterpart in current law and is possible because a constitutional amendment must be approved by the people.
2017-S8309 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8309 I N S E N A T E April 30, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing that the constitution be amended by adding a new article V-A; in relation to state government integrity Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the constitution be amended by adding a new article V-A to read as follows: ARTICLE V-A STATE GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY SEC. 1. DECLARATIONS OF THE PEOPLE. 2. NEW YORK STATE GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY COMMISSION. 3. ADDITIONAL POWERS OF THE COMMISSION. 4. FUNDING OF THE COMMISSION. 5. STATE CODE OF ETHICS. 6. RECOMMENDING REVISIONS OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS. 7. TRANSPARENCY. SECTION 1. A. THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK EXPECT OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE TO OBSERVE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT SPECIFY HIGH STAN- DARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT DESIGNED TO AVOID THE REALITY AND APPEARANCE OF CORRUPTION, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, SELF-DEALING AND BREACH OF THE PUBLIC TRUST. EQUALLY THEY EXPECT THAT CANDIDATES FOR STATE OFFICE AND OTHERS SEEKING TO INFLUENCE STATE ELECTIONS TO OBSERVE LAWS, RULES AND REGU- LATIONS DESIGNED TO REGULATE ACTUAL AND POTENTIAL CORRUPTION AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BY REGULATING THE INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICS AND MAKING TRANSPARENT THE FINANCING AND EXPENDITURES OF EFFORTS TO INFLUENCE VOTERS. TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY AND FREEDOM FROM CORRUPTION OF THE USE OF STATE POWER TO ENACT LAWS, ESTABLISH RULES AND REGU- LATIONS, AND CONTRACT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART WITH STATE TAXES AND OTHER REVENUES, THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK EXPECT OBSERVANCE OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT REGULATE LOBBYING, LOBBY- ISTS AND GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. TO ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE WORKPLACE CONDUCT OF STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND THOSE WHO INTERACT WITH SUCH OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WHILE DEALING WITH THE STATE AND ITS INSTRUMEN- TALITIES, THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK EXPECT THAT ALL SUCH PERSONS WILL OBSERVE LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS SETTING STANDARDS OF APPROPRIATE AND
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