assembly Bill A7043

2019-2020 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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Apr 03, 2019 referred to governmental operations

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A7043 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5893
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: A7657, S5009
2015-2016: A6585, S4690
2017-2018: A6006, S1449

A7043 (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.

A7043 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7043

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              April 3, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GALEF, PAULIN, WOERNER, FERNANDEZ, FRIEND -- read
  once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations

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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