Intro. Res. No. -2008 Laid on Table / /2008Introduced by Presiding Officer, on request of the County Executive
RESOLUTION NO. -2008, ADOPTING LOCAL LAW NO.-2008, A LOCAL LAW TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE INGOVERNMENT BY AMENDING THE NEPOTISM PROVISIONS OF THESUFFOLK COUNTY CODE WHEREAS
there was duly presented and introduced to this County Legislatureat a
regular meeting held on , 2008, a proposed local law entitled,
A LOCAL LAW TOINCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN GOVERNMENT BY AMENDING THE NEPOTISMPROVISIONS OF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CODE
;” and said local law in final form is the sameas when presented and introduced; now, therefore be it
, that said local law be enacted in form as follows:
LOCAL LAW NO. -2008, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK A LOCAL LAW TO INCREASE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE INGOVERNMENT BY AMENDING THE NEPOTISM PROVISIONSOF THE SUFFOLK COUNTY CODE BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF THE COUNTY OFSUFFOLK,
Section 1.Legislative Intent .
This Legislature hereby finds and determines that the public is often leery of publicofficials placing relatives on the public payroll. This is especially so when an elected officialappoints a relative to work directly under the supervision of the appointing elected official. This Legislature further finds that, while the existing nepotism provisions of the SuffolkCounty Code promote public confidence by assuring openness in hiring practices, there is noprohibition against a county official having direct supervision over a relative he or she appoints.Therefore, the purpose of this law is to amend §A6-3 of the Suffolk County Code toclarify that a in no case should a County official hire a relative when that County officialsupervises his or her relative.