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A04791 Summary:

BILL NOA04791
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORDiPietro
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 73, Pub Off L
 
Prohibits a statewide elected official, state officer or employee, member of the legislature or legislative employee to use state aircraft for political purposes; a violation of such restriction constitutes a class A misdemeanor.
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A04791 Actions:

BILL NOA04791
 
02/03/2017referred to governmental operations
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A04791 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          4791
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 3, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. DiPIETRO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to political use of
          state aircraft by certain state officers and employees
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 18 of section 73 of the public officers law, as
     2  amended by section 5 of part CC of chapter 56 of the laws  of  2015,  is
     3  renumbered  subdivision 19 and amended and a new subdivision 18 is added
     4  to read as follows:
     5    18. No statewide elected official, state officer or  employee,  member
     6  of  the legislature or legislative employee may use or direct the use of
     7  state aircraft for political purposes.
     8    19. In addition to any penalty contained in  any  other  provision  of
     9  law,  any person who knowingly and intentionally violates the provisions
    10  of subdivisions two through five, seven, seven-a, eight, twelve or four-
    11  teen through [seventeen] eighteen of this section shall be subject to  a
    12  civil  penalty in an amount not to exceed forty thousand dollars and the
    13  value of any gift, compensation [or], benefit [received] or use of state
    14  aircraft in connection with such violation. Assessment of a civil penal-
    15  ty hereunder shall be made by the state oversight body with jurisdiction
    16  over such person.  A state oversight body acting pursuant to its  juris-
    17  diction, may, in lieu of a civil penalty, with respect to a violation of
    18  subdivisions  two  through  five,  seven [or], eight or eighteen of this
    19  section, refer a violation of any such subdivision  to  the  appropriate
    20  prosecutor  and  upon such conviction such violation shall be punishable
    21  as a class A misdemeanor.
    22    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05861-01-7
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