Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Anti-Robert Byrd Memorial Highway Gym Library Park

Assemblyman Rory Lancman, D-Queens, has introduced a bill that would prohibit legislators from naming facilities after themselves while they are still in office.
This legislation is aimed at preventing the perception of any quid pro quo agreements between elected officials and entities that receive state funds. It would also try to serve to remove another existing advantage that incumbent elected officials are able to enjoy in New York State.
The bill (AB 203) was previously introduced in 2010 and failed to make any headway in the Assembly. Its companion in the senate was either held by the sponsor, former Sen. Craig Johnson, or held for consideration.
This is the kind of bill that I can imagine making a senior member or committee chair say, "Not Over My Dead Body."

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