NY.GOV PROFILE MERGER
Information for Lobby Application Filers
Beginning on Saturday September 10, 2022 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, the online Lobbying Application ("LA") is scheduled to participate in the NY.gov account consolidation initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to allow users to merge multiple personal NY.gov accounts into a primary account that requires only a single username and password. More information is provided in the NY.gov Profile Merger Information linked below.
Lobbying Overview
What is Lobbying?

Lobbying is an attempt to influence government decision-making. Legislative Law Article 1-A, also known as the “Lobbying Act”, requires the registration and reporting of individuals and organizations that either spend, or anticipate spending, more than the lobbying threshold on efforts to influence certain government activities including legislation, executive orders, regulations, and governmental procurements.

Public Disclosure and the Lobbying Act

The Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government promotes transparency of lobbying activities through oversight and disclosure of the expenses, compensation, and activities of registered lobbyists and their clients.  The Commission does not limit lobbying efforts.  All lobbying reports required by Legislative Law Article 1-A, known as the “Lobbying Act,” are publicly available filings.

Legislative Declaration

... the operation of responsible democratic government requires that the fullest opportunity be afforded to the people to petition their government for the redress of grievances and to express freely to appropriate officials their opinions on legislation and governmental operations; and that, to preserve and maintain the integrity of the governmental decision-making process in this state, it is necessary that the identity, expenditures and activities of persons and organizations retained, employed or designated to influence the passage or defeat of any legislation...be publicly and regularly disclosed.

Lobbying
What are you trying to do?
File Online

Connect to the Lobbying Online Filing System to submit required reports.

View Publicly Available Lobbying Data

All lobbying reports filed with the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government are publicly accessible.

Other Lobbying Data