senate Bill S5254A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the joint commission on public ethics

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 23, 2021 1st report cal.627
Mar 17, 2021 committee discharged and committed to ethics and internal governance
Mar 01, 2021 print number 5254a
Mar 01, 2021 amend and recommit to finance
Feb 26, 2021 referred to finance

Votes

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Mar 23, 2021 - Ethics and Internal Governance committee Vote

S5254A
6
0
committee
6
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Ethics and Internal Governance Committee Vote: Mar 23, 2021

aye wr (1)

S5254 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L

S5254 - Summary

Removes certain requirements regarding investigations of JCOPE.

S5254 - Sponsor Memo

S5254 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5254
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance
 
 AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the  joint  commission
   on public ethics
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 13, the opening  paragraph  of
 subdivision  14-a  and  subdivision  14-b of section 94 of the executive
 law, paragraph (a) of subdivision 13 as amended by section 1 of  part  J
 of chapter 286 of the laws of 2016, the opening paragraph of subdivision
 14-a and subdivision 14-b as added by section 6 of part A of chapter 399
 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
   (a)  Investigations.  If  the  commission  receives  a sworn complaint
 alleging a  violation  of  section  seventy-three,  seventy-three-a,  or
 seventy-four  of  the  public officers law, section one hundred seven of
 the civil service law or article one-A  of  the  legislative  law  by  a
 person or entity subject to the jurisdiction of the commission including
 members  of the legislature and legislative employees and candidates for
 member of the legislature, or if a  reporting  individual  has  filed  a
 statement  which reveals a possible violation of these provisions, or if
 the commission determines on its own initiative to investigate a  possi-
 ble  violation,  the  commission shall notify the individual in writing,
 describe the possible or alleged  violation  of  such  laws,  provide  a
 description  of  the allegations against him or her and the evidence, if
 any, supporting  such  allegations,  provided  however  that  the  joint
 commission  shall  redact any information that might, in the judgment of
 the commission, be prejudicial to either the complainant or the investi-
 gation; the letter also shall set forth the sections of law  alleged  to
 have  been  violated and provide the person with a fifteen day period in
 which to submit a written response, including any evidence,  statements,
 and proposed witnesses, setting forth information relating to the activ-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S5254A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6611
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L

S5254A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes certain requirements regarding investigations of JCOPE.

S5254A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5254A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5254--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 26, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- 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 executive law, in relation to the joint commission
   on public ethics

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph (a) of subdivision 13, the opening paragraph of
 subdivision 14-a and subdivision 14-b of section  94  of  the  executive
 law,  paragraph  (a) of subdivision 13 as amended by section 1 of part J
 of chapter 286 of the laws of 2016, the opening paragraph of subdivision
 14-a and subdivision 14-b as added by section 6 of part A of chapter 399
 of the laws of 2011, are amended to read as follows:
   (a) Investigations. If  the  commission  receives  a  sworn  complaint
 alleging  a  violation  of  section  seventy-three,  seventy-three-a, or
 seventy-four of the public officers law, section one  hundred  seven  of
 the  civil  service  law  or  article  one-A of the legislative law by a
 person or entity subject to the jurisdiction of the commission including
 members of the legislature and legislative employees and candidates  for
 member  of  the  legislature,  or  if a reporting individual has filed a
 statement which reveals a possible violation of these provisions, or  if
 the  commission determines on its own initiative to investigate a possi-
 ble violation, the commission shall notify the  individual  in  writing,
 describe  the  possible  or  alleged  violation  of such laws, provide a
 description of the allegations against him or her and the  evidence,  if
 any,  supporting  such  allegations,  provided  however  that  the joint
 commission shall redact any information that might, in the  judgment  of
 the commission, be prejudicial to either the complainant or the investi-
 gation;  the  letter also shall set forth the sections of law alleged to
 have been violated and provide the person with a fifteen day  period  in
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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