File #: Int 0890-2023    Version: * Name: Post-employment activities of former elected officials.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 1/19/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to post-employment activities of former elected officials
Sponsors: Lincoln Restler, Julie Won, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Kalman Yeger , Carmen N. De La Rosa, Chi A. Ossé, Robert F. Holden, Shekar Krishnan, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Alexa Avilés, Shahana K. Hanif, Tiffany Cabán, Crystal Hudson, Sandy Nurse, Christopher Marte, Diana I. Ayala, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Gale A. Brewer, Oswald Feliz
Council Member Sponsors: 19
Summary: This bill would bar former elected officials from lobbying any agency for two years after their termination from city service.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 890, 2. Int. No. 890, 3. January 19, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 1-19-23, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - January 19, 2023

Int. No. 890


By Council Members Restler, Won, Gutiérrez, Yeger, De La Rosa, Ossé, Holden, Krishnan, Sanchez, Avilés, Hanif, Cabán, Hudson, Nurse, Marte, Ayala, Richardson Jordan, Brewer and Feliz


A Local Law to amend the New York city charter, in relation to post-employment activities of former elected officials


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Subparagraph c of paragraph 2 of subdivision d of Section 2604 of the New York city charter, as amended by a vote of the electors on November 5, 2019, is amended to read as follows:

(c) [The following former public servants] Former elected officials shall not, within a period of two years after termination of their service with the city, appear before any agency [in the branch of city government they served:

(1) any elected official; and

(2) the holder of the position of deputy mayor, director of the office of management and budget, commissioner of citywide administrative services, corporation counsel, commissioner of finance, commissioner of investigation and chair of the city planning commission.

For the purposes of this subparagraph (c), the legislative branch of the city consists of the council and the offices of the council, and the executive branch of the city consists of all other agencies of the city, including the office of the public advocate].

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately following its ratification by the voters of this city in a referendum to be held in the general election next following its enactment.






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