ONEONTA, 01/28/16 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today called on the State Department of Taxation and Finance to review plans for free tax filing assistance and add locations in rural portions of the state.

“Assisting low-income individuals file their income taxes is a laudable initiative,” said Senator Seward.  “Unfortunately, the free assistance sessions being offered by the State Department of Taxation and Finance are concentrated mainly in urban locations, neglecting wide swaths of the state.”

assembly Bill A6585A

2015-2016 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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    • Passed Assembly
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Jan 28, 2016 print number 6585a
amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Mar 27, 2015 referred to governmental operations

A6585 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4690A
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 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7657A, S5009A

A6585 - 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.

A6585 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6585

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- 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  lobbying;  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.
  S 2. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 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.
                                                           LBD00224-01-5

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A6585A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4690A
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 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
A7657A, S5009A

A6585A - 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.

A6585A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6585--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 27, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations -- recommitted to the Committee on  Govern-
  mental  Operations  in  accordance  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

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.
  S 2. Section 1-m of the legislative law, as added by chapter 14 of the
laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00224-06-6

assembly Bill A4677C

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Limits tenure of temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority and minority leaders and committee chairs

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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Feb 12, 2016 print number 4677d
amend and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 28, 2016 print number 4677c
amend (t) and recommit to governmental operations
Jan 06, 2016 referred to governmental operations
Mar 09, 2015 print number 4677b
amend and recommit to governmental operations
Feb 17, 2015 print number 4677a
amend and recommit to governmental operations
Feb 05, 2015 referred to governmental operations

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A4677 - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7026
2011-2012: A2415
2009-2010: A11233

A4677 - Summary

Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly to 8 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 consecutive years.

A4677 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4677

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GALEF -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Governmental Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the  amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate,
  minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY  LEADERS.  NO  MEMBER  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY
LEADER  OF  THE  SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN
TWELVE YEARS.
  S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE  OF  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE  CHAIRMAN.  NO
MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA-
TIVE COMMITTEE, EXCEPT THE COMMITTEE  ON  RULES,  FOR  MORE  THAN  EIGHT
YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00211-01-5

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A4677A - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7026
2011-2012: A2415
2009-2010: A11233

A4677A - Summary

Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly to 8 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 consecutive years.

A4677A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4677--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, PALUMBO -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Governmental Operations  --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the  amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate,
  minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY  LEADERS.  NO  MEMBER  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY
LEADER  OF  THE  SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN
EIGHT YEARS.
  S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE  OF  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE  CHAIRMAN.  NO
MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA-
TIVE COMMITTEE, EXCEPT THE COMMITTEE  ON  RULES,  FOR  MORE  THAN  EIGHT
CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00211-03-5

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A4677B - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7026
2011-2012: A2415
2009-2010: A11233

A4677B - Summary

Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly to 8 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 consecutive years.

A4677B - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4677--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GALEF, PALUMBO, BARRON, THIELE, PAULIN, RODRI-
  GUEZ, BRINDISI, WOERNER,  CORWIN,  BARCLAY,  RAIA,  FINCH,  LUPINACCI,
  DUPREY,  MALLIOTAKIS,  FRIEND,  BRABENEC,  McDONOUGH, TENNEY, TEDISCO,
  SKARTADOS -- Multi-Sponsored  by  --  M.  of  A.  CERETTO,  GARBARINO,
  GIGLIO, McLAUGHLIN, PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee  on Governmental Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
  again  reported from said committee with amendments, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the  amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate,
  minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY  LEADERS.  NO  MEMBER  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY
LEADER  OF  THE  SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN
EIGHT YEARS.
  S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE  OF  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE  CHAIRMAN.  NO
MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA-
TIVE COMMITTEE FOR MORE THAN EIGHT CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00211-05-5

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A4677C - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7026
2011-2012: A2415
2009-2010: A11233

A4677C - Summary

Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly to 8 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 consecutive years.

A4677C - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4677--C

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GALEF, PALUMBO, BARRON, THIELE, PAULIN, RODRI-
  GUEZ, BRINDISI, WOERNER,  CORWIN,  BARCLAY,  RAIA,  FINCH,  LUPINACCI,
  DUPREY,  MALLIOTAKIS,  FRIEND,  BRABENEC,  McDONOUGH, TENNEY, TEDISCO,
  SKARTADOS, MOSLEY, WALTER, RA, MONTESANO, QUART, LOPEZ, MURRAY, McKEV-
  ITT, KEARNS, CUSICK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CERETTO, GARBAR-
  INO, GIGLIO, McLAUGHLIN, PALMESANO -- read once and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Governmental  Operations  -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee  --  again  reported  from said committee with amendments, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee --  recommitted
  to  the Committee on Governmental Operations in accordance with Assem-
  bly Rule 3, sec. 2 --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate,
  majority leader of the assembly, minority leader of the senate, minor-
  ity leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The legislative law is amended by adding two new sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY LEADERS. NO MEMBER OF THE  LEGISLATURE  SHALL  HOLD  THE  OFFICE  OF
TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF  THE  SENATE, SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MAJORITY
LEADER OF THE SENATE, MAJORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY  LEADER
OF  THE  SENATE  OR  MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN EIGHT
YEARS.
  S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE  OF  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE  CHAIRMAN.  NO
MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA-
TIVE COMMITTEE FOR MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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

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A4677D - Details

Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7026
2011-2012: A2415
2009-2010: A11233

A4677D - Summary

Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate, minority leader of the senate, majority leader of the assembly and minority leader of the assembly to 8 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 consecutive years.

A4677D - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4677--D

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 5, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. GALEF, PALUMBO, BARRON, THIELE, PAULIN, RODRI-
  GUEZ, BRINDISI, WOERNER,  CORWIN,  BARCLAY,  RAIA,  FINCH,  LUPINACCI,
  DUPREY,  MALLIOTAKIS,  FRIEND,  BRABENEC,  McDONOUGH, TENNEY, TEDISCO,
  SKARTADOS, MOSLEY, WALTER, RA, MONTESANO, QUART, LOPEZ, MURRAY, McKEV-
  ITT, KEARNS, CUSICK, STEC, HAWLEY, McLAUGHLIN, GRAF, JOHNS,  DiPIETRO,
  CROUCH  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CERETTO, GARBARINO, GIGLIO,
  PALMESANO -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
  Operations -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- again reported from said
  committee with amendments, ordered reprinted as amended and  recommit-
  ted  to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Governmental
  Operations in accordance with Assembly Rule 3,  sec.  2  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  -- again reported from said committee with amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the  amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, majority leader of the senate,
  majority leader of the assembly, minority leader of the senate, minor-
  ity leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY  LEADERS.  NO  MEMBER  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MAJORITY
LEADER  OF  THE SENATE, MAJORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MINORITY LEADER
OF THE SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY  FOR  MORE  THAN  EIGHT
YEARS.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00211-11-6