assembly Bill A8507

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the joint commission on public ethics to update complainants on the status of investigations

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
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A8507 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6737
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A7512, S6364

A8507 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the joint commission on public ethics to update complainants on the status of investigations.

A8507 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8507

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             August 7, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to  requiring  the  joint
  commission  on  public  ethics to update complainants on the status of
  investigations

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision 9-a and paragraphs (a) and (b) of subdivision
13 of section 94 of the executive  law,  subdivision  9-a  as  added  by
section 6 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011, paragraph (a) of
subdivision  13 as amended by section 1 and paragraph (b) of subdivision
13 as amended by section 2 of part J of chapter 286 of the laws of 2016,
are amended to read as follows:
  9-a. (a) When an individual becomes a commissioner  or  staff  of  the
commission,  that  individual shall be required to sign a non-disclosure
statement.
  (b) Except as otherwise required or provided by law, OR WHEN NECESSARY
TO INFORM THE COMPLAINANT OR TARGET OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATION OF LAW,  IF
ANY  OF  THE STATUS OF AN INVESTIGATION, testimony received or any other
information obtained by a commissioner or staff of the commission  shall
not  be disclosed by any such individual to any person or entity outside
the commission during the  pendency  of  any  matter.  Any  confidential
communication  to any person or entity outside the commission related to
the matters before the commission may occur only as  authorized  by  the
commission.
  (c) The commission shall establish procedures necessary to prevent the
unauthorized disclosure of any information received by any member of the
commission  or  staff of the commission. Any breaches of confidentiality
shall be investigated by the inspector general  and  appropriate  action
shall  be  taken.  Any commissioner or person employed by the commission
who intentionally and without authorization releases confidential infor-

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