CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- State Sen. David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/Westchester) was among members of the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) to sign the "Clean Conscience Pledge" Tuesday, Jan. 12.
It is a written commitment to fortify ethics and campaign finance laws circulated by good government groups Citizens Union, Common Cause and NYPIRG.
The pledge was also signed by IDC Conference Leader Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), Independent Democratic Conference Deputy Leader David Valesky (D-Oneida), and Sens, Diane Savino (D-SI-Brooklyn), and Tony Avella (D-Queens).
Signing the pledge is a promise to work to pass legislation to limit outside income for legislators; close the LLC loophole; and increase transparency in government spending.
"Joining my colleagues, I proudly take the ‘Clean Conscience Pledge’ and will continue to lead by example until comprehensive ethics reform is enacted and New Yorkers faith in their government is restored,” said Carlucci.
Last month, the IDC relaunched its comprehensive campaign finance and ethics package from 2013 and 2015.
Over the past three years, the IDC has led the way in proposing campaign finance and ethics reform.
Last year, the IDC proposed a ban on outside income, with IDC Leader Jeff Klein leading by example and forgoing outside work.
That ethics package includes a measure to place income accruing assets in blind trusts, like Congress, and would require full financial disclosure for members who do not serve their entire term.
In 2013, the IDC introduced the “Integrity in Elections Act,” which created a new system for campaign contributions.
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