Bill Text: NY S01769 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to preventing certain elected officials from being a member of an agency.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-01-15 - REFERRED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT [S01769 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S01769-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 15, 2021

        Introduced  by  Sens.  SKOUFIS, BIAGGI, KAMINSKY, KRUEGER, MAYER -- read
          twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
          Committee on Local Government

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the general municipal law, in relation to preventing
          certain elected officials from being a member of  an  agency;  and  to
          repeal subdivision 4 of section 856 of such law relating thereto

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 856 of the general  municipal  law
     2  is REPEALED and a new subdivision 4 is added to read as follows:
     3    4.  No member of an agency shall be an elected official of the munici-
     4  pality nor shall any member of an agency be an elected official  of  any
     5  county,  city, town, or village within the county in which the agency is
     6  located. Where an individual who currently serves  as  a  member  of  an
     7  agency would be ineligible to serve until his or her term as a member of
     8  an  agency  has  expired,  the  governing  body  of  the municipality or
     9  appointing authority of the agency shall  appoint  new  members  of  the
    10  agency  as provided in subdivision two of this section where an individ-
    11  ual was no longer able to serve in such a capacity.    This  subdivision
    12  shall  not apply to any elected officials required to serve on an indus-
    13  trial development agency under title two of this article. This  subdivi-
    14  sion  shall  not  apply  to any industrial development agency that has a
    15  board entirely composed of elected officials from the municipality  that
    16  chartered such industrial development agency.
    17    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.