senate Bill S4152

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Relates to lobbying for the confirmation of persons to state office

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2023 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 10, 2023 advanced to third reading
May 09, 2023 2nd report cal.
May 08, 2023 1st report cal.763
Feb 03, 2023 referred to ethics and internal governance


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May 9, 2023 - Ethics and Internal Governance committee Vote

Aye with Reservations
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Ethics and Internal Governance Committee Vote: May 9, 2023

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S4152 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§1-a, 1-c, 1-e, 1-h, 1-j & 1-k, Leg L

S4152 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires registration and the disclosure of information relating to lobbying for the nomination or confirmation of persons to state office.

S4152 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4152 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 3, 2023
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GIANARIS, HOYLMAN-SIGAL -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Ethics
   and Internal Governance
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the legislative law, in relation to lobbying for the
   confirmation of persons to state office

   Section  1.  Section 1-a of the legislative law, as added by chapter 2
 of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
   § 1-a. Legislative declaration. The legislature hereby  declares  that
 the  operation  of  responsible  democratic government requires that the
 fullest opportunity be afforded to the people to petition their  govern-
 ment  for the redress of grievances and to express freely to appropriate
 officials their opinions on legislation and governmental operations; and
 that, to preserve and maintain the integrity of the  governmental  deci-
 sion-making  process  in  this state, it is necessary that the identity,
 expenditures and  activities  of  persons  and  organizations  retained,
 employed  or designated to influence the passage or defeat of any legis-
 lation by either house of the legislature [or], the approval,  or  veto,
 of any legislation by the governor [and], THE NOMINATION OR CONFIRMATION
 OF  ANY  PERSON TO A STATE OFFICE, attempts to influence the adoption or
 rejection of any rule or regulation having the force and effect  of  law
 or  the outcome of any rate making proceeding by a state agency, and the
 attempts to influence the passage or defeat of any local law, ordinance,
 or regulation be publicly and regularly disclosed.
   § 2. Paragraphs (ix) and (x) of subdivision (c) of section 1-c of  the
 legislative  law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2005, are amended
 and a new paragraph (xi) is added to read as follows:
   (ix) the adoption or rejection of any rule, regulation, or  resolution
 having  the  force  and effect of a local law, ordinance, resolution, or
 regulation; [or]
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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