|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to finance|
|Jun 08, 2017||reported and committed to rules|
|Jan 09, 2017||referred to finance|
senate Bill S1449
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
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S1449 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1449 (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.
S1449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1449 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to prohibiting lobbyists from engaging in political consulting of candidates for and holders 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 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this legislation is to reform the State's ethics laws to place a firewall between the activities of political consultants who help to elect state government officials and registered lobbyists, who lobby state government officials to obtain or thwart a specified state governmental policy. Political consultants are those who are paid to manage and operate political campaigns for public officials and candidates, raise funds to elect such officials, and provide media services or advice for such campaigns. However, such political consulting does not mean the provision of legal work related to securing a place on the ballot, conduct of an election, or other election law issues. Registered lobbyists are those who lobby state elected officials for enactment or rejection of legislation, regulatory changes, budget items, procurement of services, or other changes in governmental policy.
S1449 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1449 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 9, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sens. AVELLA, CARLUCCI, SAVINO -- 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 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. § 2. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: § 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.
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