assembly Bill A7217

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the definition of the term "lobbyist"

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Apr 12, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A7217 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4512
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-c, Leg L

A7217 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the definition of the term "lobbyist"; provides that no individual may lobby for compensation if they have been convicted of or plead guilty to a sex offense; provides that no individual may lobby for compensation for a period of five years if they have been found guilty in a claim related to sexual harassment.

A7217 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7217

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             April 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CRUZ -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to  the  definition  of
  the term "lobbyist"

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

  Section 1. Subdivision (a) of section 1-c of the  legislative  law  is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (iii) and (iv) to read as follows:
  (III)  ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO STANDS CONVICTED OF, OR HAS PLEAD GUILTY TO,
A SEX OFFENSE DEFINED IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THE PENAL LAW MAY
NOT BE RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED  BY  ANY  CLIENT  TO  ENGAGE  IN
LOBBYING FOR COMPENSATION.
  (IV)  ANY  INDIVIDUAL  WHO HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY IN A CLAIM RELATED TO
SEXUAL HARASSMENT UNDER SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINETY-SIX OF THE  EXECUTIVE
LAW,  OR FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED SECTION SEVENTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC OFFI-
CERS LAW IN AN INVESTIGATION OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS,  MAY  NOT
BE  RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED BY ANY CLIENT TO ENGAGE IN LOBBYING
FOR COMPENSATION FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF  THE  JUDG-
MENT OR FINDING.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09664-01-9

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