Bill Text: NY A07465 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits persons who are or have ever been foreign agents from holding public office and political party positions; defines "foreign agent".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-06 - referred to governmental operations [A07465 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07465-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          7465
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 6, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the  public  officers  law  and  the  election  law,  in
          relation  to prohibiting foreign agents from holding public office and
          political party positions
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 3 of the public officers law is amended by adding a
     2  new subdivision 1-b to read as follows:
     3    1-b. No person shall be capable of holding a civil office who shall be
     4  or who has ever been a foreign agent.  For the purposes of this subdivi-
     5  sion,  the  term  "foreign  agent" means a person who acts at the order,
     6  request, or under the direction or  control  of  a  foreign  government,
     7  organization  or  person outside of the United States or persons who are
     8  controlled or subsidized in major part by a foreign  government,  organ-
     9  ization or person outside of the United States.
    10    § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 2-126 to read
    11  as follows:
    12    §  2-126. Party positions; prohibited persons. No person who is or has
    13  ever been a foreign agent shall hold a party position. For the  purposes
    14  of this section, the term "foreign agent" means a person who acts at the
    15  order,  request,  or under the direction or control of a foreign govern-
    16  ment, organization or person outside of the United States or persons who
    17  are controlled or subsidized in major  part  by  a  foreign  government,
    18  organization or person outside of the United States.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11281-02-9
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