senate Bill S6964A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the joint commission on public ethics

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2021 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 24, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1317
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 21, 2021 print number 6964a
May 21, 2021 amend and recommit to ethics and internal governance
May 20, 2021 referred to ethics and internal governance

S6964 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L

S6964 - Summary

Removes certain requirements regarding investigations of JCOPE; 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; removes a rule that vacancies of the joint commission on public ethics with respect to a member of the commission first appointed pursuant to section 6 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011 by a legislative leader, the legislative leaders of the same political party in the same house shall appoint a member to fill such vacancy irrespective of whether that legislative leader's political party is in the majority or minority.

S6964 - Sponsor Memo

S6964 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6964
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 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 the  joint  commission
   on public ethics; to amend the executive law, in relation to modifying
   the  composition  of  the  voting  majority  upon  the appointment and
   removal of the executive director of the joint  commission  on  public
   ethics;  and  to  amend  the  executive law, in relation to filling of
   vacancies on 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

Co-Sponsors

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §94, Exec L

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Removes certain requirements regarding investigations of JCOPE; 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; removes a rule that vacancies of the joint commission on public ethics with respect to a member of the commission first appointed pursuant to section 6 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011 by a legislative leader, the legislative leaders of the same political party in the same house shall appoint a member to fill such vacancy irrespective of whether that legislative leader's political party is in the majority or minority.

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6964A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6964--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 20, 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 -- 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; to amend the executive law, in relation to modifying
   the composition of  the  voting  majority  upon  the  appointment  and
   removal  of  the  executive director of the joint commission on public
   ethics; and to amend the executive law,  in  relation  to  filling  of
   vacancies on 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

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