A push for ethics reform has been a perennial topic for the scandal-riven state Capitol.

But lawmakers this year want to make it one that could stretch over several legislative session with a push for a constitutional amendment meant to beef up ethics and anti-corruption oversight in state government.

The amendment would create a Commission on State Government Integrity, replacing the often-maligned Joint Commission on Public Ethics and the Legislative Ethics Commission.

A majority of the new commission’s members would be appointed by the judiciary; the current ethics body is led by appointees of the executive and legislative branches.

The amendment has been introduced before and was re-introduced this session as Democrats take a large majority in the state Senate.

“New York State should be a beacon of good government, but instead we’ve repeatedly been near the top of the rankings for corruption. Recent convictions of close aides to the Governor are only the latest example, as legislators from both parties, including the most powerful legislative leaders, have faced corruption charges for years,” said Sen. Liz Krueger, one of the prime backers of the legislation.

Lawmakers have approved ethics reforms in virtually every year Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been in office. Also during this time, the top legislative leaders in the Assembly and Senate were removed from office following corruption convictions.

“The various ‘ethics reforms’ the Legislature and Governor have implemented in the past have failed,” Krueger said. “This amendment will create a truly independent ethics enforcement structure and ensure that the fox is no longer guarding the henhouse.”