2006 New York Code Of Ethics.



 
    § 806. Code of ethics. 1. (a) The governing body of each county, city,
  town,  village  and  school district shall and the governing body of any
  other municipality may by local law, ordinance  or  resolution  adopt  a
  code  of  ethics  setting  forth  for  the  guidance of its officers and
  employees the standards of conduct reasonably expected of  them.    Such
  code  shall provide standards for officers and employees with respect to
  disclosure of interest in legislation before the local  governing  body,
  holding  of  investments  in  conflict  with  official  duties,  private
  employment in conflict with official duties, future employment and  such
  other standards relating to the conduct of officers and employees as may
  be  deemed advisable. Such codes may regulate or prescribe conduct which
  is not expressly prohibited  by  this  article  but  may  not  authorize
  conduct   otherwise  prohibited.     Such  codes  may  provide  for  the
  prohibition  of  conduct  or   disclosure   of   information   and   the
  classification of employees or officers.
    (b) Effective on and after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one,
  such  codes  of  political  subdivisions,  as  defined  in section eight
  hundred ten of this article, may contain provisions  which  require  the
  filing  of  completed annual statements of financial disclosure with the
  appropriate body, as defined  in  section  eight  hundred  ten  of  this
  article.  Nothing  herein  shall  be construed to restrict any political
  subdivision or any other municipality from requiring such a filing prior
  to January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one. Other than as required by
  subdivision two of section eight hundred eleven  of  this  article,  the
  governing  body  of any such political subdivision or other municipality
  may at any time subsequent to the effective date of this paragraph  (b),
  adopt  a  local law, ordinance or resolution pursuant to subdivision one
  of section eight hundred eleven of this article and any  such  political
  subdivision or municipality, acting by its governing body, may take such
  other  action  as  is  authorized  in  such  subdivision.  Any political
  subdivision or other municipality to which  all  of  the  provisions  of
  section  eight  hundred twelve of this article apply may elect to remove
  itself from the ambit of all (but not some) provisions of  such  section
  in  the  manner  authorized  in  subdivision three of such section eight
  hundred  twelve.  In  such  event  any  such  political  subdivision  or
  municipality  shall be subject to certain conditions and limitations set
  forth in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of  such  subdivision  three  which
  shall  include,  but not be limited to, the promulgation of a form of an
  annual statement of financial disclosure described in subdivision one of
  such section eight hundred eleven.
    2. The chief executive officer of a municipality adopting  a  code  of
  ethics shall cause a copy thereof to be distributed to every officer and
  employee  of  his  municipality.  Failure to distribute any such copy or
  failure of any officer or employee to receive such copy  shall  have  no
  effect  on the duty of compliance with such code, nor the enforcement of
  provisions thereof.
    3.  Until January first, nineteen hundred  ninety-one,  the  clerk  of
  each  municipality shall file in the office of the state comptroller and
  on or after January first, nineteen hundred  ninety-one,  the  clerk  of
  each  municipality  and  of  each  political  subdivision, as defined in
  section eight hundred ten of this article, shall file with the temporary
  state commission on local government ethics established by section eight
  hundred thirteen of this article, if such temporary state commission  be
  in  existence,  and  in all events shall maintain as a record subject to
  public inspection:
    (a) a copy of any code of ethics or any  amendments  to  any  code  of
  ethics  adopted  within  thirty  days after the adoption of such code or
  such amendment,
    (b) a statement that such municipality or  political  subdivision  has
  established  a board of ethics, in accordance with section eight hundred
  eight and/or pursuant to other law, charter, code, local law,  ordinance
  or  resolution,  and  the  composition of such board, within thirty days
  after the establishment of such board.
    (c)  a  copy  of  the form of annual statement of financial disclosure
  described in subdivision one of section eight  hundred  eleven  of  this
  article  and  either  a statement of the date such annual statement form
  was promulgated by local law, ordinance or resolution of  the  governing
  body,  if  adopted  pursuant  to  subparagraph  (i)  of paragraph (a) of
  subdivision one of section eight hundred eleven of this  article,  or  a
  statement  that  the  governing  body  has,  by  local law, ordinance or
  resolution, resolved to continue the use of an authorized form of annual
  statement of financial disclosure in use on the  date  such  local  law,
  ordinance  or resolution is adopted, if adopted pursuant to subparagraph
  (ii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section eight hundred eleven
  of  this  article,  and  if  as  of  January  first,  nineteen   hundred
  ninety-one, no such form was promulgated and no such resolve was made to
  continue  using  an existing annual statement form, a statement that the
  provisions of section eight hundred twelve of this article apply or that
  it is a municipality which is not subject to the provisions  of  section
  eight  hundred  twelve  of  this  article  because it is not a political
  subdivision as defined in section eight hundred ten of this article.
    (d) on or before the fifteenth day  of  February  in  each  year,  the
  comptroller or the temporary state commission on local government ethics
  if  such commission be in existence, or the clerk of the municipality or
  political subdivision during or after  calendar  year  nineteen  hundred
  ninety-one  if  such commission not be in existence, as the case may be,
  shall submit to the legislature  a  report  listing  the  name  of  each
  county,  city,  town,  village  and  school district which has as of the
  thirty-first day of December next preceding, failed to so file with  him
  or  with  it,  as the case may be, a code of ethics, or in the case of a
  filing by the  clerk  of  the  municipality  or  political  subdivision,
  stating  whether or not the municipality or political subdivision has in
  effect as of the filing date, a code of ethics.
    (e) not later than  April  first,  nineteen  hundred  ninety-one,  the
  comptroller  shall  submit  to  the  temporary state commission on local
  government ethics:
    (i) a  report  that  sets  forth,  (A)  the  name  of  each  political
  subdivision,  as  such  term  is defined in section eight hundred ten of
  this article, the governing body of which has  elected  to  satisfy  the
  requirements  of subdivision one of section eight hundred eleven of this
  article by continuing to use the annual statement form in  existence  at
  the  time  such  election  is  made  as authorized by subdivision one of
  section eight hundred eleven of this article, and (B) the name  of  each
  political  subdivision, as so defined, other than those listed in clause
  (A)  of  this  subparagraph  (i),  that  timely  promulgated  an  annual
  statement  form  of  financial disclosure in accordance with subdivision
  one of section eight hundred eleven  of  this  article,  and  (C)  in  a
  separate  category,  sets forth the name of those political subdivisions
  that failed to continue using its existing form or to promulgate a  form
  and  which,  therefore, by operation of subdivision two of section eight
  hundred eleven of this article have become subject, as of January first,
  nineteen hundred ninety-one, to the provisions of section eight  hundred
  twelve  of  this  article.  The comptroller shall, at the same time such
  report  is  submitted  to  the  temporary  state  commission  on   local
  government  ethics, notify each political subdivision which is contained
  in the latter category that it  is  subject  to  section  eight  hundred
  twelve of this article; and
    (ii)  a  copy  of  the  most  recent  filing by all municipalities and
  political subdivisions, made pursuant to paragraphs (a),  (b),  (c)  and
  (d) of this subdivision.

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