|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to judiciary|
|Jan 08, 2021||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S855
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
This amendment will create a truly independent ethics enforcement structure and ensure that the fox is no longer guarding the henhouse.
S855 (ACTIVE) - Details
S855 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S855 SPONSOR: KRUEGER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Proposed Constitutional Amendment to replace JCOPE and the LEC with a single, truly independent, enforcement agency, similar to the Commission on Judicial Conduct established in Article VI of the State Constitution, to deter corruption in the legislative and executive branches of state government. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: SECTION 1. DECLARATIONS OF THE PEOPLE
S855 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 855 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, BIAGGI, JACKSON, GAUGHRAN, MAYER, MAY, SKOUFIS, RAMOS, MYRIE, LIU, KAPLAN, KAMINSKY, BROOKS, SAVINO, HOYLMAN, KENNEDY, JORDAN, BOYLE, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, KAVANAGH, O'MARA, RIVERA, SALAZAR, SERRANO, STAVISKY, THOMAS -- 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 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
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