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File #: Int 1239-2018    Version: * Name: Public disclosure of materially inaccurate statements.
Type: Introduction Status: Laid Over in Committee
Committee: Committee on Oversight and Investigations
On agenda: 11/14/2018
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the public disclosure of materially inaccurate statements
Sponsors: Ritchie J. Torres, Mark Treyger, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Council Member Sponsors: 4
Summary: This bill would require the heads of agencies to publicly disclose materially inaccurate statements made by their agency in sworn testimony or official reports.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1239, 2. Int. No. 1239, 3. November 14, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 3/14/19, 5. Hearing Testimony 3/14/19, 6. Hearing Transcript 3/14/19
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11/14/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/14/2018*Ritchie J. Torres City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 1239

 

By Council Members Torres, Treyger, Salamanca and Cornegy

 

A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to the public disclosure of materially inaccurate statements

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Chapter 49 of the New York city charter is amended to add a new section 1116-a, to read as follows:

§ 1116-a Public disclosure of materially inaccurate statements. a. The head of a mayoral agency or office shall disclose to the speaker, the mayor and the public any materially inaccurate statement that would mislead the public within sworn testimony made by an officer or employee of such agency, or official report, within five days of the head of such mayoral agency or office, or a person who directly reports to such head, obtaining knowledge of such statement. Such disclosure shall include a description of the materially inaccurate statement that was made, a description of the reason for the inaccuracy and, where appropriate, a corrected statement. If the materially inaccurate statement was contained within an official report, such report shall be reissued with the inaccuracy removed or corrected.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

BJR

LS 5052

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