senate Bill S594

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relating to state government integrity

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 07, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S594 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1282
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art V-A §§1 - 7, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8309, A10651

S594 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds a new article V-A relating to state government integrity.

S594 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S594 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   594

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KRUEGER, METZGER, BIAGGI, JACKSON, GAUGHRAN, MAYER,
  MAY, MARTINEZ, SKOUFIS, RAMOS, MYRIE, LIU, KAPLAN,  KAMINSKY,  BROOKS,
  SAVINO,  HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, CARLUCCI, ANTONACCI, AMEDORE, JORDAN, BOYLE
  -- 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-

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