assembly Bill A1929

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relating to state government integrity

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 18, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 21, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 13, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A1929 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S855
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Add Art V-A §§1 - 8, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10651, S8309
2019-2020: A1282, S594

A1929 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to state government integrity including the creation of a New York state government integrity commission.

A1929 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1929
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL, STIRPE, WOERNER, EPSTEIN, THIELE, SANTA-
   BARBARA,  PHEFFER AMATO,  MONTESANO,  FAHY, BUTTENSCHON, L. ROSENTHAL,
   SALKA, LUPARDO, McMAHON, SEAWRIGHT, FRONTUS, GALEF, RICHARDSON, TAGUE,
   QUART, CRUZ, JACOBSON, REYES, OTIS, STERN,  CUSICK,  BARRON,  WALLACE,
   GRIFFIN,  ASHBY,  BARRETT  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRABENEC,
   BRONSON, COOK, DINOWITZ, GOTTFRIED, PAULIN -- read once  and  referred
   to the Committee on Governmental Operations
 
             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 Senate concur), That the  constitution  be
 amended by adding a new article V-A to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE V-A
                        STATE GOVERNMENT INTEGRITY
   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-
 LATIONS, AND CONTRACT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN  PART
 WITH  STATE  TAXES  AND  OTHER  REVENUES,  THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK EXPECT
 OBSERVANCE OF LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT REGULATE LOBBYING, LOBBY-
 ISTS AND GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT. TO  ENSURE  THE  APPROPRIATE  WORKPLACE
 CONDUCT OF STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES AND THOSE WHO INTERACT WITH SUCH
 OFFICERS  AND  EMPLOYEES WHILE DEALING WITH THE STATE AND ITS INSTRUMEN-
 TALITIES, THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK  EXPECT  THAT  ALL  SUCH  PERSONS  WILL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets