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 via email at [email protected]
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).