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§ 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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