Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed today a package of anti-corruption laws designed to strengthen measures against bribery, an expansion of defrauding the government and a requirement for public officials to report corruption.

“New York state has zero tolerance for public trust violations,” Cuomo said.

Flanked by district attorneys in his New York City office, the governor did not propose any means to expand the public integrity powers of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, powers that both the current AG has sought and Cuomo sought when he held that post.

Schneiderman’s 2010 Republican foe, Staten Island DA Dan Donovan, was present at the news conference. Donovan is also the special prosecutor investigating the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

“Our quest is to maximize the capacity of all offices,” Cuomo said, adding the legislation would help local district attorneys tackle public corruption cases.

The proposed bills come after two back-to-back corruption scandals rocked the Senate and Assembly.

First, Sen. Malcolm Smith, alongside City Councilman Dan Halloran and several GOP party officials were arrested last week as part of an alleged scheme to buy a spot on the Republican mayoral ballot in New York City.

Then came the arrest of Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who is accused by federal prosecutors of writing being bribed to write legislation that was favorable to developers who wanted to build an adult day care center in the Bronx.

The governor said these cases particularly “brazen and arrogant.”

Cuomo called today’s legislation the first step in combating corruption cases, adding that expanding the attorney general’s corruption-busting powers may be considered alongside tackling campaign finance law changes as well as electoral reform.

“The public expects elected officials to conduct their dealings ethically and honestly and it’s time our laws caught up to reality,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance.

The governor said he was hopeful lawmakers could take up the anti-corruption package when they return from their extended break starting April 15.

This is the second go-round for Cuomo as governor to tackle ethics and corruption in the state Legislature. Cuomo and lawmakers agreed to pass a 2011 ethics overhaul law that tightened outside income disclosure and created a new public ethics panel that has come criticism for being too secretive and centrally controlled by the administration.

Cuomo said his anti-corruption bills won’t end all wrongdoing, but can make oversight and enforcement better.

“What we can do and what we must do is everything we can do is to make sure the system prevents abuses,” he said.

The legislation Cuomo unveiled today is very much low-hanging fruit, however.

The more complex changes would be to end the system of cross-party endorsements and create a public matching system for political campaigns that’s based on the New York City model.

Cuomo has not ruled out the possibility of a Moreland Commission to investigate legislative wrongdoing as well.

The Moreland Commission, which has subpoena power, is considered a nuclear option for the governor should the Legislature refuse to move on any of his agenda.

Cuomo has used the threat of the commission before when lawmakers and the administration were haggling over the 2011 ethics law.