senate Bill S5601

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits elected officers from publishing books about his or her time in office while still holding the position of such office

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Ethics And Internal Governance Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Mar 11, 2021 referred to ethics and internal governance

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S5601 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Ethics And Internal Governance
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §73-c, Pub Off L

S5601 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits elected officers from publishing books about his or her time in office while still holding the position of such office.

S5601 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5601 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5601
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Ethics and Internal Gover-
   nance
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
   elected officers from publishing books about his or her time in office
   while still holding the position of such office

   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
 73-c to read as follows:
   §  73-C.  BOOK  PUBLISHING  BY  STATE  AND LOCAL OFFICERS; PROHIBITED.
 NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW TO THE  CONTRARY,  ALL  STATE
 OFFICERS  AND  LOCAL OFFICERS SHALL BE PROHIBITED FROM PUBLISHING A BOOK
 THAT CONTAINS DETAILS ABOUT SUCH OFFICER'S TIME IN OFFICE, IF SUCH OFFI-
 CER STILL CURRENTLY HOLDS THE POSITION OF SUCH OFFICE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10320-01-1


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