senate Bill S2948A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a joint commission on public transparency and sexual harassment

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 18, 2021 print number 2948a
Mar 18, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
Jan 26, 2021 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

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S2948 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A424
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §75-b, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7337, A10113
2019-2020: S1302, A586

S2948 - Summary

Establishes a joint commission on public transparency and sexual harassment to adopt, amend and rescind rules and regulations defining sexual harassment for state agencies, offices, and branches of government and develop recommendations for the uniform distribution of such definitions and policies, and to receive complaints and referrals alleging violations by certain state officials.

S2948 - Sponsor Memo

S2948 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2948
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  SERINO,  FELDER,  HELMING, LANZA, RITCHIE -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Finance
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public officers law, in relation to establishing a
   joint commission on public transparency and sexual harassment

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
 75-b to read as follows:
   § 75-B. COMMISSION ON PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT.    1.
 WHEN  USED  IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A) "STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL" SHALL MEAN THE  GOVERNOR,  LIEUTENANT
 GOVERNOR, COMPTROLLER, OR ATTORNEY GENERAL;
   (B) "STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN:
   (I)  HEADS  OF STATE DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR DEPUTIES AND ASSISTANTS WHO
 SERVE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL; AND
   (II) OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS  WHO  SERVE
 AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL;
   (C)  "LEGISLATIVE  EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE
 LEGISLATURE; AND
   (D) "LEGISLATIVE MEMBER" SHALL MEAN A SENATOR OR MEMBER OF THE  ASSEM-
 BLY.
   2.  THERE  IS  HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT OF STATE A
 COMMISSION ON PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY  AND  SEXUAL  HARASSMENT  WHICH  SHALL
 CONSIST OF ELEVEN MEMBERS AND SHALL HAVE AND EXERCISE THE POWERS AND THE
 DUTIES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WITH RESPECT TO STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFI-
 CIALS, STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES, AND LEGISLA-
 TIVE  MEMBERS.  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT  BE  DEEMED TO HAVE REVOKED OR
 RESCINDED ANY REGULATIONS OR ADVISORY OPINIONS ISSUED BY THE LEGISLATIVE
 ETHICS COMMISSION, THE COMMISSION ON PUBLIC INTEGRITY, THE STATE  ETHICS
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S2948A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A424
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §75-b, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S7337, A10113
2019-2020: S1302, A586

S2948A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a joint commission on public transparency and sexual harassment to adopt, amend and rescind rules and regulations defining sexual harassment for state agencies, offices, and branches of government and develop recommendations for the uniform distribution of such definitions and policies, and to receive complaints and referrals alleging violations by certain state officials.

S2948A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2948A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2948--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SERINO, FELDER, HELMING, JORDAN, LANZA, RITCHIE --
   read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
   the  Committee  on  Finance  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to  establishing  a
   joint commission on public transparency and sexual harassment
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new  section
 75-b to read as follows:
   §  75-B.  COMMISSION ON PUBLIC TRANSPARENCY AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT.  1.
 WHEN USED IN THIS SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE  THE  FOLLOWING
 MEANINGS:
   (A)  "STATEWIDE  ELECTED OFFICIAL" SHALL MEAN THE GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT
 GOVERNOR, COMPTROLLER, OR ATTORNEY GENERAL;
   (B) "STATE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN:
   (I) HEADS OF STATE DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR DEPUTIES AND  ASSISTANTS  WHO
 SERVE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL; AND
   (II)  OFFICERS  AND EMPLOYEES OF STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO SERVE
 AT THE DISCRETION OF THE STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFICIAL;
   (C) "LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEE" SHALL MEAN ANY OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE  OF  THE
 LEGISLATURE; AND
   (D)  "LEGISLATIVE MEMBER" SHALL MEAN A SENATOR OR MEMBER OF THE ASSEM-
 BLY.
   2. THERE IS HEREBY  ESTABLISHED  WITHIN  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  STATE  A
 COMMISSION  ON  PUBLIC  TRANSPARENCY  AND  SEXUAL HARASSMENT WHICH SHALL
 CONSIST OF NINE MEMBERS AND SHALL HAVE AND EXERCISE THE POWERS  AND  THE
 DUTIES SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION WITH RESPECT TO STATEWIDE ELECTED OFFI-
 CIALS, STATE OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, LEGISLATIVE EMPLOYEES, AND LEGISLA-
 TIVE  MEMBERS.  THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT  BE  DEEMED TO HAVE REVOKED OR
 RESCINDED ANY REGULATIONS OR ADVISORY OPINIONS ISSUED BY THE LEGISLATIVE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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