Bill Text: NY S04978 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to qualifications for holding the office of assistant district attorney in the county of Washington.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-06-18 - returned to senate [S04978 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04978-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      April 3, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation  to  qualifications
          for holding the office of assistant district attorney in the county of
          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 68 to read as follows:
     3    68. In the county  of  Washington,  the  provisions  of  this  section
     4  requiring  a  person  to  be  a resident of the political subdivision or
     5  municipal corporation of the state for which he or she shall  be  chosen
     6  or  within  which his or her official functions are required to be exer-
     7  cised, shall not prevent a person from holding the office  of  assistant
     8  district attorney of the county of Washington, provided that such person
     9  resides  in Washington county or an adjoining county within the state of
    10  New York; provided, however that any person performing such functions or
    11  holding the office of assistant district attorney in  any  other  county
    12  shall be a resident of such county unless otherwise provided by law. The
    13  provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to any person holding the
    14  office  of first assistant district attorney or chief assistant district
    15  attorney, the holder of which would assume the duties  of  the  district
    16  attorney  upon  the  district attorney's absence from the county or upon
    17  the district attorney's inability to perform his or her duties.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.