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A05321 Summary:

BILL NOA05321
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00202
 
SPONSORSillitti
 
COSPNSRSimon
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §1-c, Leg L
 
Relates to the term "reportable business relationship" as it relates to certain employees of the state university of New York and the city university of New York.
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A05321 Actions:

BILL NOA05321
 
02/12/2021referred to governmental operations
01/05/2022referred to governmental operations
04/26/2022reported
04/28/2022advanced to third reading cal.535
05/03/2022passed assembly
05/03/2022delivered to senate
05/03/2022REFERRED TO ETHICS AND INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
05/23/2022SUBSTITUTED FOR S202
05/23/20223RD READING CAL.1350
05/23/2022PASSED SENATE
05/23/2022RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
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A05321 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A5321
 
SPONSOR: Sillitti
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to the term "reportable business relationship" as it relates to certain employees of the state university of New York and the city university of New York   PURPOSE: This legislation would exclude faculty at SUNY and CUNY from the defi- nition of covered employee as it relates to a reportable business relationship.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends Subdivision (w) of Section 1-C of the legislative law, as added by section 8 of part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011. Specifically states that the term reportable business relationship shall not include any relationship between an individual and a college or university when the individual's only state employment is through SUNY or CUNY as a professor, adjunct professor, lecturer, instructor, assist- ant professor, associate professor or similar teaching role and is employed in a similar role at the college or university. Section 2 is the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Under New York's lobby laws, disclosure of a business relationship is required to ensure conflicts of interest and ensure transparency. However, under this law there are unintended consequences that are created and not reflective of the goals of this important law. This legislation would exempt an individual whose only state employment is as a SUNY or CUNY professor who then is hired to teach at an independent college. The intent of the current law is to ensure policy making indi- viduals involved in State government must be transparent with their business relationships. However, a SUNY or CUNY professor is not in a making policy making position. Having a SUNY or CUNY professor covered by this law results, in an unnecessary cost and acts as a roadblock and disincentive to the hiring of these well qualified individuals.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A. 8267   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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A05321 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          5321
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 12, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. SILLITTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
 
        AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to the term "reportable
          business relationship" as it relates to certain employees of the state
          university of New York and the city university of New York

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision (w) of section 1-c of the legislative  law,  as
     2  added  by  section  8  of  part A of chapter 399 of the laws of 2011, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (w) The term "reportable business relationship" shall mean a relation-
     5  ship in which compensation is paid by a lobbyist or by  a  client  of  a
     6  lobbyist,  in exchange for any goods, services or anything of value, the
     7  total value of which is in excess of one thousand dollars  annually,  to
     8  be  performed  or provided by or intended to be performed or provided by
     9  (i) any statewide  elected  official,  state  officer,  state  employee,
    10  member of the legislature or legislative employee, or (ii) any entity in
    11  which  the  lobbyist  or the client of a lobbyist knows or has reason to
    12  know the statewide elected  official,  state  officer,  state  employee,
    13  member of the legislature or legislative employee is a proprietor, part-
    14  ner,  director,  officer  or manager, or owns or controls ten percent or
    15  more of the stock of such entity (or one percent in the case of a corpo-
    16  ration whose stock is regularly  traded  on  an  established  securities
    17  exchange).  Provided,  however,  that  such  term  shall not include any
    18  relationship between an individual and a college or university, as  such
    19  terms  are  defined in section two of the education law, when such indi-
    20  vidual's only state employment is through the state  university  of  New
    21  York  or the city university of New York as a professor, adjunct profes-
    22  sor, lecturer, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor,  or
    23  similar  teaching  role and is employed in a similar role at the college
    24  or university.
    25    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01273-01-1
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