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Government Ethics

Attorney-Legislators

Report on OCA's Proposed Rule for the Grant of Disclosure Exemptions under Public Officers Law §73-a, December 2015.

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Report by the Committee on State Affairs, Committee on Government Ethics and Committee on Professional Responsibility, "Reforming New York State's Financial Disclosure Requirements for Attorney Legislators", January 2010.

  • Albany Reform Tops City Bar’s 2015 Legislative Agenda – Statement by President Debra L. Raskin
  • Press Release: "City Bar Supports Disclosure of Clients by Attorney-Legislators in New York," February 3, 2010

Campaign Contributions

Comments on JCOPE’s proposed Advisory Opinion on restrictions on elected officials soliciting/accepting campaign support from enforcement subjects, November 2015.

  • Response to Advisory Opinion response submission by Office of the State Comptroller, December 2015.

Consulting Services

Comments on JCOPE’s proposed Advisory Opinion on reporting obligations under the Lobbying Act for a party who is compensated for consulting services in connection with lobbying activity, December 2015.


New York State Ethics Reform

A.9011 / S.6411, 2016-17 Budget Article VII Legislation - Good Government and Ethics Reform.

  • Report in support of legislation, with recommendations, by the Government Ethics Committee, January 2016.
  • Press Release: "City Bar Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Ethics and Campaign Financing Proposal in Budget and Seeks Certain “30-Day Amendments”", February 2, 2016

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A.3005 / S.2005 (Part Q), 2015-16 Public Protection and General Government Budget - legislator disclosure proposals.

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Report by the Committee on Government Ethics and Common Cause/New York, "Hope for JCOPE", March 2014.

  • Albany Reform Tops City Bar’s 2015 Legislative Agenda – Statement by President Debra L. Raskin
  • Press Release: "City Bar and Common Cause/New York find Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) not fulfilling mission", March 14, 2014.
  • Testimony of the Government Ethics Committee before the New York State Ethics Review Commission, October 14, 2015.  Hearing video.
    • Letters to the New York State Ethics Review Commission, Governor and legislative leaders clarifying the scope of the Commission's mandate and urging that more resources and time be given to the Commission to complete its work.

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Report by the Committee on State Affairs and Committee on Government Ethics, "Reforming New York State's Ethics Laws the Right Way", February 2010.

  • Albany Reform Tops City Bar’s 2015 Legislative Agenda – Statement by President Debra L. Raskin
  • Press Release: "Reforming New York's Ethics Laws the Right Way," March 5, 2010

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Transition memo from the Government Ethics Committee and State Affairs Committee to Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo regarding ethics reform, December 2010.

  • Legislative Affairs Blog: "Calls for State Government Reform" - December 17, 2010
  • Press Release: "New York City Bar Calls for State Government Ethics and Rules Reforms" - January 3, 2011

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Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 (A.8301 / S.5679) - Signed by the Governor, Chp. 399, August 15, 2011

  • Press Release: "Statement of Samuel W. Seymour Supporting the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011" - June 3, 2011
  • Legislative Affairs Blog: "Governor Announces Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011" - June 6, 2011

 

 

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