senate Bill S4690A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Prohibits certain lobbyists and political consultants from being affiliated with each other, or engaging in the other's profession

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 17, 2016 print number 4690a
Feb 17, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Apr 07, 2015 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S4690 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6585
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1-c & 1-m, Leg L; amd §§14-100, 14-102 & 14-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5009, A7657
2017-2018: S1449, A6006
2019-2020: S5893, A7043

S4690 - Summary

Prohibits certain lobbyists from engaging in political consulting for state public officials or candidates for state office, and prohibits political consultants or anyone they are affiliated with from lobbying state officers; requires election financial disclosure statements to include a listing of all political consulting services provided to a campaign.

S4690 - Sponsor Memo

S4690 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4690

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to  prohibiting  lobby-
  ists from engaging in political consulting of candidates for and hold-
  ers of state office and prohibiting certain political consultants from
  engaging  in  lobbying;  and to amend the election law, in relation to
  requiring the reporting  of  the  provision  of  political  consulting
  services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1-c of the legislative law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision (x) to read as follows:
  (X)  THE  TERM  "POLITICAL  CONSULTING"  SHALL  MEAN  AND  INCLUDE THE
PROVISION, FOR COMPENSATION, TO ANY STATE PUBLIC OFFICIAL, CANDIDATE  OR
PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE FOR AN ELECTED STATE OFFICE OF ADVICE, SERVICES OR
ASSISTANCE IN SECURING SUCH PUBLIC OFFICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
CAMPAIGN  MANAGEMENT,  FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES, PUBLIC RELATIONS OR MEDIA
SERVICES, BUT SHALL EXCLUDE BONA FIDE LEGAL  WORK  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO
LITIGATION  OR  LEGAL  ADVICE  WITH  REGARD  TO  SECURING A PLACE ON THE
BALLOT, THE PETITIONING PROCESS, THE CONDUCT OF  AN  ELECTION  OR  WHICH
INVOLVES THE ELECTION LAW.
  S 2. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1-m. Prohibition of gifts AND POLITICAL CONSULTING.  (A) No individ-
ual  or  entity  required  to  be  listed on a statement of registration
pursuant to this article shall offer or give a gift to any public  offi-
cial  as  defined within this article, unless under the circumstances it
is not reasonable to infer that the gift was intended to influence  such
public  official.  No  individual  or  entity required to be listed on a
statement of registration pursuant to this article shall offer or give a
gift to the spouse or unemancipated child  of  any  public  official  as

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00224-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S4690A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6585
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1-c & 1-m, Leg L; amd §§14-100, 14-102 & 14-104, El L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S5009, A7657
2017-2018: S1449, A6006
2019-2020: S5893, A7043

S4690A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits certain lobbyists from engaging in political consulting for state public officials or candidates for state office, and prohibits political consultants or anyone they are affiliated with from lobbying state officers; requires election financial disclosure statements to include a listing of all political consulting services provided to a campaign.

S4690A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4690A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4690--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting lobby-
  ists from engaging in political consulting of candidates for and hold-
  ers of state office and prohibiting certain political consultants from
  engaging in compensated lobbying and lobbying activities; and to amend
  the election law, in  relation  to  requiring  the  reporting  of  the
  provision of political consulting services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 1-c of the legislative law is amended by  adding  a
new subdivision (x) to read as follows:
  (X)  THE  TERM  "POLITICAL  CONSULTING"  SHALL  MEAN  AND  INCLUDE THE
PROVISION, FOR COMPENSATION, TO ANY STATE PUBLIC OFFICIAL, CANDIDATE  OR
PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE FOR AN ELECTED STATE OFFICE OF ADVICE, SERVICES OR
ASSISTANCE IN SECURING SUCH PUBLIC OFFICE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
CAMPAIGN  MANAGEMENT,  FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES, PUBLIC RELATIONS OR MEDIA
SERVICES, BUT SHALL EXCLUDE BONA FIDE LEGAL  WORK  DIRECTLY  RELATED  TO
LITIGATION  OR  LEGAL  ADVICE  WITH  REGARD  TO  SECURING A PLACE ON THE
BALLOT, THE PETITIONING PROCESS, THE CONDUCT OF  AN  ELECTION  OR  WHICH
INVOLVES THE ELECTION LAW.
  S 2. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 1-m. Prohibition of gifts AND POLITICAL CONSULTING.  (A) No individ-
ual  or  entity  required  to  be  listed on a statement of registration
pursuant to this article shall offer or give a gift to any public  offi-
cial  as  defined within this article, unless under the circumstances it
is not reasonable to infer that the gift was intended to influence  such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00224-07-6

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