County of Putnam
Local Law # 11 of 2015
(Passed at Regular Full Meeting October 6, 2015)
APPROVAL/LOCAL LAW/AMEND SECTION 55-7 OF THE CODE OF PUTNAM COUNTY
ENTITLED “ANNUAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS”
A Local Law to Amend Section 55-7 of the Code of Putnam County entitled “Annual
Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the County of Putnam as follows:
Section 55-7(B)(1) of the Putnam County Code is hereby amended to read as follows:
B. Time and place for filing.
(1) Annual financial disclosure statements shall be completed and filed with the
Board of Ethics on or before May 15 of each year.
A new Section 55-7(F) is hereby added to the Code of Putnam County to read as follows:
F. The Board of Ethics shall permit any person required to file an annual financial
statement to request, in writing, an exemption from any requirement to report one or
more items of information which may pertain to such person’s spouse or
unemancipated child, which item or items may be exempted by the Board of Ethics
upon a finding by the Board of Ethics that the reporting individual’s spouse, or the
individual or other person on behalf of such child, objects to providing the
information necessary to make disclosure and that the information which would
otherwise be required to be reported would have no material bearing on the discharge
of the reporting person’s official duties. If such request for exemption is denied, the
Board of Ethics, in its written notification of denial, shall inform the person, in writing,
of the grounds for such denial.
This Local Law shall become effective immediately.
BY POLL VOTE: ALL AYES. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.