Bill S284A-2011

Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office

Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.

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  • Jan 5, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 284A
  • Jan 5, 2012: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Mar 22, 2011: DEFEATED IN INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
  • Feb 22, 2011: NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • Jan 5, 2011: REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

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BILL NUMBER:S284A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting outside work by a legislator during the term of office

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Prohibits a member of the legislature from engaging in any outside paid activity during his or her term of office.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 Amends the Legislative Law by adding a new section 2-a. Prohibits members from engaging in outside activity for renumeration while in office.

EXISTING LAW: None.

JUSTIFICATION: How much transparency should be demanded by the people of their representatives? As long as we allow legislators to hold outside business interests, there is a potential that these outside business interests could one day cause a serious conflict of interest, or at least in the public's eye, the perception of one.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011: S.284 - Defeated in Investigations & Government Operations 2009-10: S.3149 - Referred to Investigations & Government Operations/A.4704 - Held for consideration Governmental Operations

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2013


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 284--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. DIAZ, ESPAILLAT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on Investi- gations and Government Operations in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting outside work by a legislator during the term of office THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 2-a to read as follows: S 2-A. MEMBERS PROHIBITED FROM ENGAGING IN OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUN- ERATION WHILE IN OFFICE. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, EITHER SENATE OR ASSEMBLY, SHALL ENGAGE IN ANY OUTSIDE ACTIVITY FOR REMUNERATION OF ANY KIND DURING HIS OR HER TERM OF OFFICE. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

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