Bill Text: NY S05577 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits persons who are or have ever been foreign agents from holding public office and political party positions; defines "foreign agent".

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-07 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S05577 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05577-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5577
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                       May 7, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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  and the election law, in
          relation to prohibiting foreign agents from holding public office  and
          political party positions
          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 1-b to read as follows:
     3    1-b. No person shall be capable of holding a civil office who shall be
     4  or who has ever been a foreign agent.  For the purposes of this subdivi-
     5  sion, the term "foreign agent" means a person who  acts  at  the  order,
     6  request,  or  under  the  direction  or control of a foreign government,
     7  organization or person outside of the United States or persons  who  are
     8  controlled  or  subsidized in major part by a foreign government, organ-
     9  ization or person outside of the United States.
    10    § 2. The election law is amended by adding a new section 2-126 to read
    11  as follows:
    12    § 2-126. Party positions; prohibited persons. No person who is or  has
    13  ever  been a foreign agent shall hold a party position. For the purposes
    14  of this section, the term "foreign agent" means a person who acts at the
    15  order, request, or under the direction or control of a  foreign  govern-
    16  ment, organization or person outside of the United States or persons who
    17  are  controlled  or  subsidized  in  major part by a foreign government,
    18  organization or person outside of the United States.
    19    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11281-02-9
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