Types of Publicly Available Information
Our Commitment to Promote Transparency
Lobbying Data

A resource for engaged citizens, good government groups, and interested parties who would like to learn more about those who are attempting to influence State government.  View the lobbyists statements of registrations, client information and reportable compensation and expenses that are all publicly available. 

Financial Disclosure

The Commission provides public access to the financial disclosure statements which include information about the private interests and activities of public officers and employees. The Financial Disclosure Statements of the four statewide elected officials and legislative members can be viewed on the website. The Financial Disclosure Statements of other public officers and employees are available on request through the Commission's Records Access Officer.


Enforcement Actions

While the Commission’s investigative proceedings are confidential by law, if the Commission finds a substantial basis to conclude that an individual or entity under the Commission’s jurisdiction violated the law or approves a settlement agreement to resolve an investigation, the Commission’s actions are public. Substantial Basis Investigation Reports, and related materials, as well as settlement agreements can be viewed in the enforcement action table on the website.

COELIG Data on Open NY
Comprehensive Access and Expanded Data Analytics
     The Commission recently made more than 158.9 million lobbying records more accessible through the Open NY data platform. Now, anyone can use built-in tools to analyze, filter, and sort this data, and then create custom charts and graphs.
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Six datasets available:
  • Lobbyist Statements of Registration
  • Public Corporation Statements of Registration
  • Lobbyist Bi-Monthly Reports
  • Public Corporation Bi-Monthly Reports
  • Client Semi-Annual Reports
  • Disbursement of Public Monies Bi-Monthly Reports

Providing access to this meaningful information is an important step for achieving open government and regaining public trust. --Chair Frederick A. Davie

Help to Navigate Millions of Data Points
     You will find plain language data dictionaries with meaningful descriptions of the files in each data set. The content, format, and structure of each data set are spelled out so users can decide which datasets to explore. This makes it possible to find the most effective way of using the data the way you want to, when you want to.


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Interactive Search Queries
Publicly Accessible Lobbying Data
To search current lobbying data that covers filings from 2019 through present, click the 'Search Current Filings' button. For legacy lobbying data that covers filing periods 2018 and 2017 only, click 'Search Legacy Filings'. Click the 'PSQ Instructions and Data Dictionaries’ button for helpful information on how to search and navigate our current filings, including detailed data dictionaries that provide explanations to the lobbying data contained in each filing.
More Transparent Registration Information
Registration and Termination Docket
Registration and Termination Docket

Section 1-f of the Lobbying Act requires the Commission to provide a monthly registration docket that contains information on the Registrations filed during each month and amendments to all previously filed original registrations. 

Search Tips and Data Dictionary

View detailed information, search tips, and a plain language data dictionary. 

Publicly Available Financial Disclosure Filings
Elected Officials

Financial Disclosure Statements ("FDS") are due to be filed with the Commission by May 15. Under law, members of the Legislature must first file with the Legislative Ethics Commission which then has through June 30 to turn them over to the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government for public disclosure. The FDS of a candidate is available upon request.  

Request Access to all other FDS Filings

Financial Disclosure Statements for certain Executive and Legislative Branch employees and officials are available upon request. Any FDS requested for 2011 or prior will not include categories of value. FDS from the Legislative Branch are only available from 2011 to the present.  

Enforcement Actions
View Commission enforcement and delinquency notices
After it conducts a Substantial Basis Investigation, the Commission may vote to issue a Substantial Basis Investigation Report with findings of fact and assessment of a penalty or it may approve a settlement agreement. After a final vote of approval from the Commission, that information is publicly available. The Commission also issues notices of delinquency to individuals who fail to timely file, or file deficient, financial disclosure statements; those notices are also publicly available.
Public Disclosure
Annual Report and Related Data (2021-2019)
This section has been designed to provide direct access to the Commission's 2021 - 2019 Annual Report and related Lobbyist and Client Datasets and Financial Lists.

For 2018 and Prior Filings Other Available Lobbying Data