senate Bill S2550

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits lobbyists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or higher level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years

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Feb 22, 2021 reported and committed to codes
Jan 21, 2021 referred to ethics and internal governance

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Feb 22, 2021 - Ethics and Internal Governance committee Vote

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Ethics and Internal Governance Committee Vote: Feb 22, 2021

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S2550 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §1-o, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6533
2013-2014: S940
2015-2016: S1359
2017-2018: S1073
2019-2020: S485

S2550 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits lobbyists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or higher level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years from the date of the conviction; provides the authority to extend suspensions; entitles such lobbyist to a hearing upon application for suspension extension.

S2550 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2550 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2550
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, SERRANO -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Ethics and Inter-
   nal Governance
 
 AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to  prohibiting  lobby-
   ists who are convicted of or plead guilty to class D felonies or high-
   er  level crimes from acting as a lobbyist for a period of three years
   from the date of the conviction
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 1-o of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14
 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
   § 1-o. Penalties. (a) ANY LOBBYIST CONVICTED OF OR PLEADING GUILTY  TO
 A  CLASS D FELONY OR HIGHER LEVEL CRIME SHALL BE BARRED FROM ACTING AS A
 LOBBYIST FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF THE CONVICTION.
   (B) UPON COMPLETION THE COMMISSION SHALL  RE-EVALUATE  THE  SUSPENSION
 AND  DETERMINE  WHETHER OR NOT SUCH SUSPENSION SHOULD BE EXTENDED FOR AN
 ADDITIONAL PERIOD OF TIME. IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH EXTENSION BE FOR  MORE
 THAN  TWO  MORE  YEARS.  ANY  LOBBYIST  WISHING  TO RE-REGISTER WITH THE
 COMMISSION AND RE-COMMENCE HIS OR HER  PRACTICE  OF  LOBBYING  SHALL  BE
 ENTITLED  TO  A  HEARING UPON APPLICATION TO DETERMINE IF THE SUSPENSION
 SHOULD BE EXTENDED UNDER THIS SUBDIVISION.
   (C) (i) Any lobbyist, public corporation, or client who knowingly  and
 wilfully  fails  to  file  timely a report or statement required by this
 section or knowingly and wilfully files false information  or  knowingly
 and wilfully violates section one-m of this article shall be guilty of a
 class A misdemeanor; and
   (ii)  any  lobbyist,  public  corporation, or client who knowingly and
 wilfully fails to file timely a report or  statement  required  by  this
 section  or  knowingly and wilfully files false information or knowingly
 and wilfully violates section one-m of this article, after having previ-
 ously been convicted in the preceding five years of the crime  described
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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