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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: Committee
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/31/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
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: Ritchie J. Torres, Francisco P. Moya, Justin L. Brannan, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert F. Holden, Carlina Rivera , Rory I. Lancman
Council Member Sponsors: 7
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, 2. Int. No. 374, 3. January 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1/31/18, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 31, 2018

Int. No. 374

By Council Members Torres, Moya, Brannan, Salamanca, Holden, Rivera and Lancman

 

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.  No person shall be eligible to 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 pardoned by the governor pursuant to section 4 of article IV of the New York state constitution, of a felony defined in:

1. article 200 of the penal law;

2. article 496 of the penal law;

3. sections 155.30, 155.35, 155.40, and 155.42 of the penal law, if in connection to public funds;

4. section 195.20 of the penal law;

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

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

7. section 1951 of title 18 of the United States code; or

8. any felony attempt or conspiracy to commit any of the aforementioned felonies.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

BJR

LS 4548

1/25/18  12:07PM