senate Bill S7580

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the office of state inspector general

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Dec 08, 2021 referred to rules

S7580 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9609
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§52 & 53, Exec L

S7580 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for increased independence of the office of state inspector general; requires annual reports to the legislature on the activities of the office.

S7580 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7580 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7580
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             December 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 the  office  of  state
   inspector general
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3 of section 52 of the executive law,
 as added by chapter 766 of the laws of 2005,  are  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   1.  There  is  hereby  established  the  office of the state inspector
 general in the executive department. The head of the office shall be the
 state inspector general who shall  be  appointed  by  the  governor  AND
 CONFIRMED BY THE STATE SENATE. THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL SHALL HAVE AT
 LEAST  FIVE YEARS OF DEMONSTRATED EXPERIENCE OR EXPERTISE IN ACCOUNTING,
 PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, OR AUDIT INVESTIGATIONS  AS  A  CERTIFIED  PUBLIC
 ACCOUNTANT  OR  A  CERTIFIED INTERNAL AUDITOR, AND SHALL NOT HAVE WORKED
 FOR ANY COVERED AGENCY IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS.
   2. The state inspector general shall hold office [until the end of the
 term of the governor by whom he or she was appointed and  until  his  or
 her successor is appointed and has qualified] FOR SIX YEARS.
   3.  The  state  inspector general shall report to the secretary to the
 governor AND THE LEGISLATURE. IT SHALL BE THE DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF
 THE STATE INSPECTOR GENERAL TO KEEP THE SECRETARY TO  THE  GOVERNOR  AND
 THE  LEGISLATURE  FULLY  AND  CURRENTLY  INFORMED  BY  MEANS  OF REPORTS
 REQUIRED BY SECTION FIFTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE AND OTHERWISE,  CONCERN-
 ING  CORRUPTION,  FRAUD,  CRIMINAL  ACTIVITY,  CONFLICTS  OF INTEREST OR
 ABUSE, TO RECOMMEND CORRECTIVE ACTION CONCERNING SUCH PROBLEMS,  ABUSES,
 AND  DEFICIENCIES,  AND  TO  REPORT ON THE PROGRESS MADE IN IMPLEMENTING
 SUCH CORRECTIVE ACTION.
   § 2. Subdivision 4 of section 53 of the executive  law,  as  added  by
 chapter 766 of the laws of 2005, is amended, subdivisions 5, 6 and 7 are
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13751-01-1

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