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File #: Int 0374-2018    Version: Name: Disqualification of persons from holding an elected city office for certain felony convictions.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: 2/25/2021 Law number: 2021/015
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the disqualification of persons from holding an elected city office for certain felony convictions
Sponsors: Justin L. Brannan, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert F. Holden, Carlina Rivera , Diana Ayala , Keith Powers , Costa G. Constantinides, Peter A. Koo, Mark Gjonaj , Adrienne E. Adams, Paul A. Vallone, Karen Koslowitz, Farah N. Louis, Ben Kallos, Brad S. Lander, Vanessa L. Gibson, Chaim M. Deutsch, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 18
Summary: This bill would disqualify any person that has been convicted of certain felonies, in relation to public corruption and depriving the public of honest services, from holding the office of Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, Borough President or Council Member.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 374-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 374, 3. Int. No. 374, 4. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1/31/18, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018, 7. Committee Report 1/20/21, 8. Hearing Testimony 1/20/21, 9. Hearing Transcript 1/20/21, 10. Proposed Int. No. 374-A - 2/11/21, 11. Committee Report 2/11/21, 12. Hearing Transcript 2/11/21, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. February 11, 2021 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Int. No. 374-A (FINAL), 16. Fiscal Impact Statement, 17. Mayor's Letter, 18. Local Law 15, 19. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-11-21, 20. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 11, 2021
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
2/25/2021AJustin L. Brannan City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021AJustin L. Brannan Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/25/2021AJustin L. Brannan Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021AJustin L. Brannan City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021AJustin L. Brannan City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/11/2021AJustin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2021*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/20/2021*Justin L. Brannan Committee on Governmental Operations Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2018*Justin L. Brannan City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 374-A

By Council Members Brannan, Salamanca, Holden, Rivera, Ayala, Powers, Constantinides, Koo, Gjonaj, Adams, Vallone, Koslowitz, Louis, Kallos, Lander, Gibson, Deutsch and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the disqualification of persons from holding an elected city office for certain felony convictions

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. The New York city charter is amended by adding a new chapter 50-A to read as follows:

CHAPTER 50-A

QUALIFICATION FOR ELECTED OFFICE

§ 1139 Qualification for Elected Office.  In addition to any disqualifications for holding civil office in section 3 of the public officers law, no person shall be eligible to be elected to, or hold, the office of mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president or council member who has been convicted, provided such conviction has not been vacated pursuant to the criminal procedure law or title 28 of the United States code or pardoned by the governor pursuant to section 4 of article IV of the New York state constitution or the president pursuant to section 2 of article 2 of the United States constitution, of a felony, including an attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony, defined in:

1. sections 155.30, 155.35, 155.40, and 155.42 of the penal law, if the property stolen consisted in whole or in part of public funds;

2. section 666 of title 18 of the United States code;

3. section 1001 of title 18 of the United States code, if such felony was committed through the use of, or in connection with, such person’s elected office;

4. sections 1341, 1343 and 1346 of title 18 of the United States code; or

5. section 1951 of title 18 of the United States code.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BJR/cjm

LS 4548

02/03/2021