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Information from the Communications and Public Information Office can be found here.
Commission Transition
New Website Launched

With the transition to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government on July 8, 2022, the Commission launched this new website. While many pieces of this site are the same or very similar to what was on the past Commission's site, this is a work in progress, and as with any new launch, there have been some issues or glitches along the way where information may not appear in the same place as users found it before. Please contact us if you are unable to find something as we continue to make improvements to the site. 

What We Do
Communications and Public Information

The role of the Communications and Public Information Office is to oversee the Commission’s external communications, including press releases; annual reports; filing reminders to lobbyists, their clients, and public corporations; the release of public information; content on the Commission’s website; requests for public records; and public meetings. The publicly available information released by the office is based on the Commission's regulations in 19 NYCRR Part 937, which can be found on our Commission Regulations page.

Inquiries can be made directly to the office at (518) 486-7842.

 

Records Access
Publicly Available Information
Prior to the transition to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government, its predecessor, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, had issued regulations about the procedures for accessing records and what information is considered publicly available, which includes annual statements of financial disclosure; notices of delinquency; notices of civil assessments; terms of settlements of complaints or referrals that include a fine, penalty or other remedy; records required to be made publicly available under the Lobbying Act; and Substantial Basis Investigation Reports issued by the Commission. Under the Ethics Commission Reform Act of 2022, Executive Law § 94 (4)(g), the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government is subject to Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).

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