senate Bill S6737

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Sep 20, 2019 referred to rules

S6737 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8507
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L

S6737 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6737 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6737 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6737

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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.

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