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Regulating Lobbying and Ethics in New York State

Education, Guidance, Public Disclosure, and Enforcement
Commission Statement
Interim Chair Frederick A. Davie and Interim Vice-Chair Leonard B. Austin

Statement of Commission Interim Chair Frederick A. Davie

I want to assure the public that each Commissioner of the New York State Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government takes very seriously the standards by which we should conduct ourselves. We are unequivocally committed to adhering both to the letter and to the spirit of the law and to the rules and regulations that govern how we comport ourselves as commissioners. I am confident you will see us live up to this for the duration of our tenure on this Commission.

Frederick A. Davie

 

Statement of Commission Interim Vice-Chair Leonard B. Austin

Mr. Chairman, Members of the Commission and members of the public, I've learned a valuable lesson recently that our obligation is to not only be adherent to the law but also to the spirit of the law. Because the transparency of this Commission is so vitally important, we must do that.

 

Any suggestion that I did not answer honestly on my application or that I violated the law is incorrect. However, I did step over the line with regard to honoring the spirit of the law and in attending a fundraiser. Even though I paid no money, it was an error that, I assure you, will never occur again. It was a lesson learned the hard way, which is sometimes the best lesson learned. 

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November 15, 2022 Commission Meeting

Nov 15 Commission Meeting - Executive Summary

Please note there was an interruption of audio that occurred during the November 15, 2022 Commission Meeting.  The below video contains the Executive Session summary of action items presented in the public session, prior to the meeting adjournment. 

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2022 Public Meeting Schedule
Meetings are on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted

October 6, 2022 (Thursday)

October 25, 2022 (Tuesday)

November 15, 2022 (Tuesday) at 9:30 a.m. 

December 20, 2022 (Tuesday)
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