senate Bill S4539

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits municipal officers or employees from displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings and various other locations

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Local Government Committee


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 29, 2022 print number 4539b
Apr 29, 2022 amend and recommit to local government
Jan 06, 2022 print number 4539a
Jan 06, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to local government
Jan 05, 2022 referred to local government
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 09, 2021 referred to local governments
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1640
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 05, 2021 referred to local government

Co-Sponsors

S4539 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5458
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-x, Gen Muni L; add §147, Pub Bldg L

S4539 - Summary

Prohibits municipal officers or employees from displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings and various other locations.

S4539 - Sponsor Memo

S4539 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4539
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN, BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government
 
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the public buildings  law,
   in  relation  to  prohibiting  municipal  officers  or  employees from
   displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
 section 99-x to read as follows:
   § 99-X. MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OR  EMPLOYEES  PROHIBITED  FROM  DISPLAYING
 POLITICAL  ADVERTISEMENTS  ON  PUBLIC  PROPERTY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "MUNICIPAL OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE" SHALL HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS
 DEFINED  PURSUANT  TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED OF THIS CHAPTER, EXCEPT THAT
 IT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH  IS
 PART OF SUCH MUNICIPALITY.
   (B)  "POLITICAL  ADVERTISEMENT"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  POSTER, SIGN, FLAG,
 BANNER, PICTURE, STICKER, PATCH, BUMPER STICKER,  ARTICLE  OF  CLOTHING,
 ACCESSORY  OR  ANY  OTHER  ITEM  MEANT TO ADVERTISE OR PROMOTE A CERTAIN
 INDIVIDUAL FOR POLITICAL OFFICE.
   2. A MUNICIPAL OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, WHETHER PAID OR UNPAID,  SHALL  BE
 PROHIBITED  FROM  DISPLAYING  OR  CAUSING  TO BE DISPLAYED ANY POLITICAL
 ADVERTISEMENT ON OR WITHIN ANY PUBLIC  BUILDING,  FLAG  POLE,  MONUMENT,
 SIGN OR ANY OTHER PERMANENT STRUCTURE, AS WELL AS ON OR WITHIN ANY MUNI-
 CIPALLY OWNED VEHICLE, VEHICLE OWNED BY A VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, OR ANY
 EQUIPMENT OWNED BY A MUNICIPALITY OR FIRE DEPARTMENT.
   3.  THIS  SECTION  SHALL NOT APPLY WHEN SUCH A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT
 APPEARS IN A BOOK, DIGITAL MEDIUM, MUSEUM, OR OTHERWISE SERVES AN EDUCA-
 TIONAL OR HISTORICAL PURPOSE, OR IN INSTANCES WHERE THE CERTAIN INDIVID-
 UAL WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF SUCH POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT IS DECEASED.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09066-05-1

Co-Sponsors

S4539A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5458
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-x, Gen Muni L; add §147, Pub Bldg L

S4539A - Summary

Prohibits municipal officers or employees from displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings and various other locations.

S4539A - Sponsor Memo

S4539A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4539--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, BIAGGI, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
   Government  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Local Government in
   accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee
 
 AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the public buildings  law,
   in  relation  to  prohibiting  municipal  officers  or  employees from
   displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings  and
   various other locations
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general municipal  law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 section 99-x to read as follows:
   §  99-X.  MUNICIPAL  OFFICERS  OR EMPLOYEES PROHIBITED FROM DISPLAYING
 POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY. 1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A)  "MUNICIPAL  OFFICER  OR  EMPLOYEE" SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS
 DEFINED PURSUANT TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED OF THIS CHAPTER,  EXCEPT  THAT
 IT  SHALL ALSO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH IS
 PART OF SUCH MUNICIPALITY.
   (B) "POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  POSTER,  SIGN,  FLAG,
 BANNER,  PICTURE,  STICKER,  PATCH, BUMPER STICKER, ARTICLE OF CLOTHING,
 ACCESSORY OR ANY OTHER ITEM MEANT TO  ADVERTISE  OR  PROMOTE  A  CERTAIN
 INDIVIDUAL FOR POLITICAL OFFICE.
   2.  A  MUNICIPAL OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, WHETHER PAID OR UNPAID, SHALL BE
 PROHIBITED FROM DISPLAYING OR CAUSING  TO  BE  DISPLAYED  ANY  POLITICAL
 ADVERTISEMENT  ON  OR  WITHIN  ANY PUBLIC BUILDING, FLAG POLE, MONUMENT,
 SIGN OR ANY OTHER PERMANENT STRUCTURE,  ON  ANY  UNIFORM,  ACCESSORY  OR
 OTHER GEAR WORN OR USED BY A MUNICIPAL OFFICER AS PART OF THEIR OFFICIAL
 CAPACITY, AS WELL AS ON OR WITHIN ANY MUNICIPALLY OWNED VEHICLE, VEHICLE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09066-09-1

Co-Sponsors

S4539B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5458
Current Committee:
Senate Local Government
Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §99-x, Gen Muni L; add §147, Pub Bldg L

S4539B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits municipal officers or employees from displaying political advertisements on or within public buildings and various other locations.

S4539B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4539B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4539--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 5, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. KAPLAN, BIAGGI, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Local
   Government  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Local Government in
   accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
   amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
   tee --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT to amend the general municipal law and the public buildings law,
   in relation  to  prohibiting  municipal  officers  or  employees  from
   displaying  political advertisements on or within public buildings and
   various other locations
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  general  municipal  law  is  amended by adding a new
 section 99-z to read as follows:
   § 99-Z. MUNICIPAL OFFICERS OR  EMPLOYEES  PROHIBITED  FROM  DISPLAYING
 POLITICAL  ADVERTISEMENTS  ON  PUBLIC  PROPERTY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (A) "MUNICIPAL OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE" SHALL HAVE  THE  SAME  MEANING  AS
 DEFINED  PURSUANT  TO SECTION EIGHT HUNDRED OF THIS CHAPTER, EXCEPT THAT
 IT SHALL ALSO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF ANY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WHICH  IS
 PART OF SUCH MUNICIPALITY.
   (B)  "POLITICAL  ADVERTISEMENT"  SHALL  MEAN  ANY  POSTER, SIGN, FLAG,
 BANNER, PICTURE, STICKER, PATCH, BUMPER STICKER,  ARTICLE  OF  CLOTHING,
 ACCESSORY  OR  ANY  OTHER  ITEM  MEANT TO ADVERTISE OR PROMOTE A CERTAIN
 INDIVIDUAL FOR POLITICAL OFFICE.
   2. A MUNICIPAL OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, WHETHER PAID OR UNPAID,  SHALL  BE
 PROHIBITED  FROM  DISPLAYING  OR  CAUSING  TO BE DISPLAYED ANY POLITICAL
 ADVERTISEMENT ON OR WITHIN ANY PUBLIC  BUILDING,  FLAG  POLE,  MONUMENT,
 SIGN  OR  ANY  OTHER  PERMANENT  STRUCTURE, ON ANY UNIFORM, ACCESSORY OR
 OTHER GEAR WORN OR USED BY A MUNICIPAL OFFICER AS PART OF THEIR OFFICIAL
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09066-12-2

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