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  3. Regulation of Lobbying Act 1040/81


Section 13 Enforcement

Regulation of Lobbying Act 1040/81 (RLA)

(a) All statements and reports required under this act shall be subject to a declaration by the person making and filing such statement and report that the information is true, correct and complete to the best knowledge and belief of the signer under the penalties of perjury.

  (b) (1) Following a failure to make and file a statement or report required by this act, the commission shall notify the person or organization of such fact by certified mail, and that such filing must be made within fifteen days of the date of such notice.

  (2) The failure to file any statement or report within the time provided for in paragraph one of this subdivision shall constitute a class A misdemeanor.

  (3) Upon receipt of notice of such failure from the commission, the attorney general or other appropriate authority shall take such action as he deems appropriate to secure compliance with the provisions of this act.

  (c) The commission shall be charged with the duty of reviewing all statements and reports required under this act for violations, and it shall be their duty, if they deem such to be wilful, to report such determination to the attorney general or other appropriate authority.

  * NB Chapter 2 of the laws of 1999 repealed, effective January 1, 2000, the lobbying act as enacted by section 1 of chapter 1040 of the laws of 1981. A new lobbying act was enacted as Article 1-A of the legislative law.

  Section 5 of such chapter 2 transfers all of the functions and powers of the New York temporary state commission on lobbying created by such chapter 1040 to the New York temporary state commission on lobbying created by Article 1-A of the legislative law with respect to receiving the periodic and annual reports required to be filed pursuant to sections 8, 9 and 10 of the repealed chapter 1040. Also, pursuant to section 7 of such chapter 2, any action or proceeding commenced prior to January 1, 2000 under the old lobbying act shall be continued, prosecuted and defended pursuant to the old lobbying act as in effect on December 31, 1999.

  Because of these provisions, the Commission will continue to set out the full text of the repealed lobbying act through December 31, 2000 in order that lobbyists who were subject to the former lobbying act may be adequately apprised of the responsibilities and obligations imposed upon them as continued by sections 5 and 7 of chapter 2 of the laws of 1999.