The New York state Senate Ethics Committee hearing canceled earlier this month has been rescheduled.

Sen. Alessandra Biaggi's office confirmed the new date will be August 25 and is planned to be held in Albany, in person.

Biaggi chairs the Senate Ethics Committee, which will examine how to reform the state's ethics laws.

The hearing will also look at the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) to see if changes need to be made or if the ethics watchdog should be replaced entirely.

JCOPE has been criticized for failing to investigate claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct.

The original meeting was postponed an hour after it was scheduled to start on July 12.

Initially, the meeting was scheduled virtually before being moved to in person.

Committee members wanted to participate from home over Zoom and there was concern that would be a violation of the state's Open Meetings Law.

Only two lawmakers made the trip to Albany.