|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 20, 2019||referred to rules|
senate Bill S6737
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6737 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6737 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6737 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To mandate that the Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("JCOPE" or the Commission) communicate with complainants throughout the investigation process. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 94 of the executive law to enable JCOPE to disclose information during a pending investigation to keep the complainant or target of the alleged misconduct informed during the process, authorize public disclosure of the status of a matter under certain circumstances, and require JCOPE to provide the complainant or target of the alleged misconduct with written notice of developments in
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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