N.Y. Second Class Cities Law Section 44

Any member of the common council who shall knowingly or unlawfully disregard any provision of law applicable to the members thereof, or who shall vote for any ordinance or measure in violation of the law, or any appropriation unauthorized by law or in excess of the amount authorized by law, or for any illegal or injurious disposition of corporate property rights or privileges, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and liable to the punishment and penalty prescribed therefor, and every member voting in favor thereof shall be individually liable to refund the amount to the city at the suit of any taxpayer.

Source: Section 44 — Penalties, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/SCC/44 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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§ 44’s source at nysenate​.gov

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