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File #: Res 0971-2016    Version: * Name: Amend chapter II of the rules of the council in relation to outside earned income of members.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections
On agenda: 2/5/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to amend chapter II of the rules of the council in relation to outside earned income of members
Sponsors: Melissa Mark-Viverito, Brad S. Lander
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 2/3/16, 2. Hearing Testimony 2/3/16, 3. Hearing Transcript 2/3/16, 4. February 5, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 2/5/16, 6. Hearing Transcript 2/5/16, 7. Rules of the Council - February 5, 2016, 8. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-5-16, 9. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 5, 2016
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Preconsidered Res. No. 971

 

Resolution to amend chapter II of the rules of the council in relation to outside earned income of members

 

By The Speaker (Council Member Mark-Viverito) and Council Member Lander

Section 1. Chapter II of the rules of the council of the city of New York is amended by adding a new rule 2.85 to read as follows:

2.85. Outside Earned Income - Members may not receive outside earned income. Outside earned income means income other than the Council salary and benefits of a member, except that such term does not include (1) investment income, including but not limited to interest, dividends, rents, annuities and capital gains; (2) compensation for personal services actually rendered before the adoption of this rule or before such individual became a member; (3) income received from a pension or retirement account, or from social security; (4) copyright royalties received under usual and customary contractual terms; (5) compensation for speaking engagements or artistic performance, with advance approval by the conflicts of interest board; (6) income received for teaching a course of instruction at an established academic institution for which students receive credit, so long as such compensation does not exceed that normally received by others at the institution for a comparable type and amount of instruction; and (7) with advance approval by the Office of General Counsel, minimal earned income from activity involving only a limited time commitment, and which does not interfere with the performance of official duties. Any income received by a member shall be subject to the requirements of chapter 68 of the charter. Until January 1, 2018, the provisions of this rule do not apply to any member who submits a letter to the Speaker no later than March 1, 2016 stating that such member has received outside income during the Council’s 2014-2017 session and intends to continue to receive outside earned income.

 

SMD/DSS

LS 6284/2015

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