|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2023||referred to governmental operations|
delivered to assembly
|May 10, 2023||advanced to third reading|
|May 09, 2023||2nd report cal.|
|May 08, 2023||1st report cal.760|
|Jan 04, 2023||referred to ethics and internal governance|
senate Bill S150
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
(D, WF) 47th Senate District
(D, WF) 28th Senate District
S150 (ACTIVE) - Details
S150 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S150 SPONSOR: GIANARIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to prohibiting reimbursement of campaign committees and legal defense funds for defense costs incurred on behalf of state employees PURPOSE: To close a loophole in New York's ethics laws, preventing state taxpayer money from being used to reimburse campaign or legal defense accounts. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 2 of section 19 of the Public Officers Law preventing any state reimbursement to a campaign account or legal defense account for attorneys fees and litigation expenses to a public official after an acquittal or dismissal. Additionally, no reimbursement shall be made to a state employee who has a legal defense account until all funds from such account have been expended.
S150 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 150 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 4, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Ethics and Internal Governance AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to prohibiting reimbursement of campaign committees and legal defense funds for defense costs incurred on behalf of state employees THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 19 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter 769 of the laws of 1985, is amended to read as follows: 2. (a) Upon compliance by the employee with the provisions of subdivi- sion three of this section, and subject to THE RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION AND the conditions set forth in para- graph [(b)] (C) of this subdivision, it shall be the duty of the state to pay reasonable attorneys' fees and litigation expenses incurred by or on behalf of an employee in his or her defense of a criminal proceeding in a state or federal court arising out of any act which occurred while such employee was acting within the scope of his public employment or duties upon his acquittal or upon the dismissal of the criminal charges against him or reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in connection with an appearance before a grand jury which returns no true bill against the employee where such appearance was required as a result of any act which occurred while such employee was acting within the scope of his public employment or duties unless such appearance occurs in the normal course of the public employment or duties of such employee. (b) NO REIMBURSEMENT SHALL BE PAID PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION TO ANY CAMPAIGN OR POLITICAL COMMITTEE, OR LEGAL DEFENSE FUND WHICH PAYS ALL OR ANY PORTION OF AN EMPLOYEES' REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND/OR LITI- GATION EXPENSES. FURTHERMORE, AN EMPLOYEE ON WHOSE BEHALF A LEGAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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