Sunday, March 19, 2023, 4:21 p.m

Congressman George Santos is the inspiration for a law proposed in Westchester County

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (WABC) — Westchester County lawmakers are set to vote on legislation inspired by embattled New York Congressman George Santos.

The law requires candidates for public office to disclose their school and work history before being elected.

Officials there say the drama surrounding Santos, who admitted to lying about his background, prompted the new legislation.

This is not the first law inspired by Santos. So far, there are at least three other reform proposals, including one in Nassau County that would require a series of background checks on candidates and a misdemeanor charge for lying.

Recently, Santos filed a new application for his candidacy to the Federal Election Commission, indicating that he is still running and can continue to raise funds for the campaign.

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