senate Bill S5893

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Ethics And Internal Governance Committee


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May 16, 2019 referred to ethics and internal governance

S5893 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7043
Current Committee:
Senate Ethics And Internal Governance
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
2015-2016: S4690, A6585
2017-2018: S1449, A6006

S5893 (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.

S5893 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5893 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5893

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Ethics and Internal Gover-
  nance

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

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

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