assembly Bill A8546

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires additional disclosures from lobbyists

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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Jul 10, 2017 referred to governmental operations

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A8546 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1-c, 1-h & 1-j, Leg L; add §§14-134, 14-136 & 14-138, amd §§14-102, 14-130 & 14-132, El L; amd §74, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A8814
2011-2012: A5868
2013-2014: A2020
2015-2016: A5752

A8546 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires additional disclosures from lobbyists including: campaign contributions to elected officials; existing business relationships or associations with public officials; and the names of family members of a public official to whom the lobbyist, or his or her employer, paid compensation of over $500 in the preceding calendar year and the amount of compensation paid; provides for the disposition of campaign funds.

A8546 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8546

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              July 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. KAVANAGH, GALEF -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law and the election law, in relation to
  disclosures required for lobbyists, and to amend the election law  and
  the  public  officers  law, in relation to campaign funds for personal
  use

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "Lobbyist
Disclosure Campaign Fund Act".
  § 2. Section 1-c of the legislative law is amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision (x) to read as follows:
  (X)  THE TERM "FAMILY MEMBER" SHALL MEAN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING, INCLUD-
ING  PARENTS,  STEPPARENTS,  SPOUSE,  DOMESTIC  PARTNERS,  GRANDPARENTS,
BROTHERS, SISTERS, UNCLES, AND AUNTS, WHETHER OF THE WHOLE BLOOD OR HALF
BLOOD OR BY OR THROUGH LEGAL SANCTION.
  § 3.  Paragraph 5 of subdivision (b) of section 1-h of the legislative
law is amended by adding two new subparagraphs (vi) and (vii) to read as
follows:
  (VI)  THE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS MADE, IN ANY FORM, TO ANY CAMPAIGN OR
POLITICAL COMMITTEE IN NEW YORK STATE BY THE CLIENT BY WHOM OR ON  WHOSE
BEHALF  THE  LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED, BY THE LOBBY-
IST, AND BY ANY EMPLOYEES OF THE LOBBYIST.
  (VII) THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PAID AND  THE  NAMES  OF  ANY  FAMILY
MEMBERS  OF  A PUBLIC OFFICIAL TO WHOM A LOBBYIST AND THE CLIENT BY WHOM
OR ON WHOSE BEHALF THE LOBBYIST IS RETAINED, EMPLOYED OR DESIGNATED  HAS
PAID  COMPENSATION  OF  MORE  THAN FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS IN THE PRECEDING
CALENDAR YEAR FOR PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.
  § 4. Subdivision (b) of section 1-h of the legislative law is  amended
by adding a new paragraph 6 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01910-02-7