Assemblymember Millman announced the Assembly passed legislation she sponsored closing a loophole
that allows state and legislative employees to escape an ethics investigation by simply leaving their jobs
"Unfortunately, there have been about 50 ethics cases in the last decade that could not be investigated
by the State Ethics Commission because the people in question exploited a loophole by leaving their post,"
Millman said. "That doesn’t solve the problem; it just provides a convenient way for someone to escape
scrutiny. This legislation closes that loophole and improves the ability of the State Ethics Commission as well as the
Legislative Ethics Committee to do their jobs."
Assemblymember Millman said the legislation would expand the jurisdiction of the State Ethics Commission and the
Legislative Ethics Commission to include former state officers and employees, former candidates for statewide and
legislative offices, and former political party chairs.
"This is yet another way the Assembly is working to reform state government," Assemblymember Millman
said. "We need more accountability in Albany and this legislation is a step toward that. I strongly urge the Senate
and governor to follow the Assembly’s lead and make this legislation law."
Assemblymember Millman added that this year the Assembly has passed legislation reforming the state’s budget
process, closing lobbying loopholes, reforming public authorities, cleaning up New York’s campaign financing laws,
and reforming the state’s judicial selection laws. The Assembly also implemented internal rules changes to
dramatically improve the way the house operates.