|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 10, 2021||committed to rules|
|Apr 28, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 27, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 26, 2021||1st report cal.767|
|Apr 19, 2021||referred to ethics and internal governance|
senate Bill S6261
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S6261 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6261 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Modifies the composition of the voting majority upon the appointment and removal of the executive director of the joint commission on public ethics; provides for the appointment and removal of the executive director by a vote of a majority of the commission, regardless of political appointment.
S6261 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6261 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to modifying the composi- tion of the voting majority upon the appointment and removal of the executive director of the joint commission on public ethics PURPOSE: To remove the partisan voting requirements for appointing or removing an Executive Director. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends paragraph a of subdivision 9 or section 94 of the exec- utive law to remove the partisan voting requirements for appointing an executive director. Section 2 sets forth the effective date.
S6261 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6261 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- 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 executive law, in relation to modifying the composi- tion of the voting majority upon the appointment and removal of the executive director of 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 9 of section 94 of the execu- tive law, as amended by section 6 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (a) Appoint an executive director who shall act in accordance with the policies of the commission. The appointment and removal of the executive director shall be made solely by a vote of a majority of the commis- sion[, which majority shall include at least one member appointed by the governor from each of the two major political parties, and one member appointed by a legislative leader from each of the two major political parties]. The commission may delegate authority to the executive direc- tor to act in the name of the commission between meetings of the commis- sion provided such delegation is in writing, the specific powers to be delegated are enumerated, and the commission shall not delegate any decisions specified in this section that require a vote of the commis- sion. The executive director shall be appointed without regard to poli- tical affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties assigned by this article, and shall be a qualified, independent professional. The commission may remove the executive director for neglect of duty, misconduct in office, violation of the confidentiality restrictions in subdivision nine-a of this section, or inability or failure to discharge the powers or duties of office, including the fail- ure to follow the lawful instructions of the commission; § 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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