senate Bill S855

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relating to state government integrity

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S855 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1929
Current Committee:
Senate 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: S8309, A10651
2019-2020: S594, A1282

S855 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S855 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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