Committee Reports

Report on 2016-2017 Executive Budget Proposal, Good Government and Ethics Reform


In a letter to Governor Cuomo, the Government Ethics Committee (Benton J. Campbell, Chair) applauded his initiative to submit a comprehensive ethics and campaign financing legislative package as part of his Executive Budget, stating that “changes such as those presented in your Proposal would go a long way towards improving the ethical culture of Albany and making our State government less prone to corruption and conflicts of interest.” In addition, the letter requested certain amendments and supplements to the Proposal within the 30-day amendment and supplementation period provided for in Article VII, section 3, of the Constitution; to wit, the inclusion of legislation to implement certain key recommendations made by the Review Commission charged with reporting on ways to improve the functioning of the state ethics agency, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics; recommendations in the area of public campaign finance as it relates to Constitutional Convention delegate candidates; and a suggestion to table a proposal, pending further study, to regulate campaign consultants as lobbyists irrespective of whether they are participating in an effort to secure or oppose the passage of legislation.


A.9011 / S.6411, 2016-17 Budget Article VII Legislation – Good Government and Ethics Reform (NYS 2016)


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