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State Affairs


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.

  • Press Release: "City Bar Supports Disclosure of Clients by Attorney-Legislators in New York," February 3, 2010

Government Transparency

A.2097-C (AM Hevesi) / S.3046-C (Sen. Marcellino) - Requires that committee and floor votes be made available online and that session and committee meetings be webcast.

  • Report in support of legislation, Reissued March 2014.

New York State Ethics Reform

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

  • Press Release: "Reforming New York's Ethics Laws the Right Way," March 5, 2010


A.9032 (AM Silver) / S.6064 (Sen. Squadron) and S.6157 (Sen. Sampson) - relates to legislative ethics reform. (2009/2010 Legislative Sessions)

  • Letter from the Committee on State Affairs to Sen. Sampson and Sen. Squadron regarding ethics reform legislation, November 2009.


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


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

State Government

Letters from the State Affairs Committee to New York State Legislators on rules reform, December 16, 2010.


Testimony by the Committee on State Affairs before the New York State Senate Temporary Committee on Rules Reform regarding proposed Senate Rules reform, February 26, 2009.


Letter from the Committee on State Affairs to the Senate’s Temporary Committee on Rules reform regarding reforming the committee process in the Senate, November 2009.


Road map” of New York State Senate Rules, November 2009.


For a full list of committee reports, click here.