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Committee on Non-Profit Organizations

The Committee on Non-Profit Organizations addresses the legal problems of not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, including corporate formation, federal and state tax issues, lobbying and political involvement, trustee duties and liability, charitable solicitations, and investments of financial assets.

Recent topics addressed by the Committee include reform of New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, issues surrounding the newly-adopted New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA) including the need for all New York-formed nonprofits to adopt an investment policy, proposed rules by the SEC regarding registration of investment advisors that might have an adverse impact nonprofit directors and officers, the role of lawyers on nonprofit boards, program-related investments and alternative forms of quasi-nonprofit organizations, such as L3Cs and B Corporations.


Recent Reports

Comments on A.9600/S.7341 which would delay the effective date of a number of the sections in the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (June 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Non-profit Revitalization Act

Letter to the IRS regarding proposed changes in regulations governing political candidate-related activity by Section 501(c) organizations (February 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Non Profit Organizations, Candidate Related Political Activities

Letter to Governor Cuomo on the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.5845/A.8072) (July 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Non-profit Revitalization Act

For the full list of committee reports click here


Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.