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Directory of Advisory Opinions issued for:

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000
1988 Description
88-1: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law, on and after January 1, 1989, to State officers and employees who terminate prior to January 1, 1989.
88-2: Application of §73 of the Public Officers Law, on and after January 1, 1989, to non-paid or per diem members of State boards or councils.

1989 Description
89-1: Application of §73 of the Public Officers Law to members of a public benefit corporation who are paid on a per diem basis, when the public corporation's enabling statute specifically subjects the corporation to the limitations of §§73 and 74 of the Public Officers Law; application of §73-a of the Public Officers Law to such trustees.
89-2: Application of §73 of the Public Officers Law to a State employee who, acting in the capacity as Executive Director of a not-for-profit organization, signs a certification necessary to receive State funding.
89-3: Whether the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law prohibit a former Assistant Counsel to the Governor from appearing or practicing before the [Board].
89-4: Application of §§73 and 73-a of the Public Officers Law to the New York State Teachers' Retirement System and Retirement Board members.
89-5: Whether the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law prohibit a former State employee from appearing or practicing or receiving compensation for services rendered as an employee of a governmental entity.
89-6: Whether §§73 or 74 of the Public Officers Law prohibit [a high-level State employee] of [a State agency] from participating in uncompensated representation, in his personal capacity and as president of a not-for-profit homeowners' organization, with a State agency or agencies over which his employing State agency has substantial influence and responsibility.
89-7: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to former State employees.
89-8: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee of [a State agency] seeking employment with a consulting firm doing business with certain State agencies including the [former employing agency].
89-9: Whether the [Temporary Commission] is a "state agency" as defined in §73 of the Public Officers Law; whether entering into a contract to provide legal services to a former employing agency constitutes an "appearance" as provided in §73 of the Public Officers Law; whether the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law preclude the [Temporary Commission] from contracting with its former counsel to perform legal services for the [Temporary Commission].
89-10: Whether a State employee is precluded by §73 or §74 of the Public Officers Law from receiving royalties from the sale of a book written on his own time and using personal resources.
89-11: Whether a State employee, as a principal and owner of the subject property, in a joint venture with a not-for-profit corporation, is prohibited by §73(7)(a)(iv) of the Public Officers Law from applying to a State agency for funding for a project in which the subject property will be rehabilitated for the purpose of providing low-income housing.
89-12: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee under certain circumstances.
89-13: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee under certain circumstances.

1990 Description
90-1: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to former State employees or State employees on leave without pay who serve as representatives to an employee organization.
90-2: Application of §§73 and 73-a of the Public Officers Law to the members of the board of trustees of the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund and its employees.
90-3: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former employee who, within two years of his termination from State service, renders services to provide general information to be used in preparing applications to be submitted to his former agency and other circumstances, and, who, in another circumstance, may be paid from funds received from a legislative appropriation passed through his former State agency.
90-4: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee of a State agency seeking employment with a private not-for-profit service provider which is regulated by and receives funds from the former employing State agency.
90-5: Application of §§73 or 74 of the Public Officers to a State employee who wishes to continue to hold outside employment as a photographer and copy writer when his outside assignments include depiction of Department employees, events in which the Department and other State agencies are officially involved, and some of the groups with which he has an association by virtue of his regular job responsibilities.
90-6: Whether it is a violation of §73 or §74 of the Public Officers Law for the Executive Vice President of [a Public Authority], a State agency, to serve as a voting officer and member of the Board of Directors of a not-for-profit local development corporation and its wholly owned for-profit subsidiary local development corporation, which do business with other State agencies.
90-7: Whether §73(8) precludes a former [State employee] may work on projects for her private employer which are partially funded by the [State agency] and which may require professional contact with former colleagues in the [State agency].
90-8: Application of the post-employment restrictions contained in §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to students.
90-9: Application of Commission's Regulations on Limitations on the Receipt of Honoraria.
90-10: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former employee of the State Division of the Lottery with regard to post-employment activities.
90-11: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee of a State agency seeking employment with a facility which is regulated by his former employing agency and was one of the facilities for which the requesting individual was responsible as an auditor while a State employee.
90-12: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of §73(8) to a State employee after termination from State service.
90-13: Application of §§73, 73-a and 74 of the Public Officers Law to subsidiary corporations of public benefit corporations.
90-14: Interpretation of the term "net revenues," as found in §73(10) of the Public Officers Law.
90-15: Application of the financial disclosure filing requirements of §73-a of the Public Officers Law to individuals serving in academic titles at the State University of New York and City University of New York.
90-16: Application of the lifetime bar proscriptions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee who served as Counsel and Deputy Commissioner to [Agency A] and served as a designee of the Commissioner of [Agency A] to [Agency B] and who is now representing a client before [Agency B].
90-17: Whether the Trustees of the Savings Bank Life Insurance Fund are "state officers or employees" for the purpose of coverage under §§73, 73-a or 74 of the Public Officers Law.
90-18: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee who anticipates future contact with his former State agency.
90-19: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a State employee terminating State service for private sector employment.
90-20: Extension of Advisory Opinion No. 90-8.
90-21: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee who anticipates future contact with her former State agency.
90-22: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law.
90-23: Application of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to former State Education Department employees who become superintendents of public school districts or who become superintendents of private schools for deaf or blind students within two years of their termination from State service.
90-24: Application of the Commission's regulations on Outside Activities, 19 NYCRR Part 932, pertaining to restrictions on policy-makers from holding positions as an officer of a political party or organization or member of a political party committee, to members of the Municipal Police Training Council.
90-25: Application of §74 of the Public Officers Law to a State employee, who has been designated as a policy-maker by his State agency, serving as a member of the board of directors of a not-for-profit agency licensed by the employee's State agency.



1991 Description
91-1: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to students.
91-2: Application of the lifetime bar of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former employee who contracted with his former agency to perform consulting services.
91-3: Application of §74 of the Public Officers Law to certain non-policymaking employees of OMRDD who engage in outside employment for not-for-profit providers of services which are licensed by and have their rates set by OMRDD.
91-4: Application of Public Officers Law 74, to employees of the NYS Department of Social Services who wish to participate as members of the Board of Directors for an on-site day care center, those who anticipate placing children in day care at the center, and employees charged with carrying out DSS day care functions in view of the DSS statutory and regulatory obligations to certify for operation and inspect day care centers of this nature.
91-5: Interpretation of the interplay between subdivisions 4 and 7(a) of §73 of the Public Officers Law which govern a State officer or employee bidding on a contract to provide goods and services to a State agency.
91-6: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law to a former Department of Taxation and Finance Auditor who anticipates future contact with his former employer.
91-7: Application of the Commission's regulations on Outside Activities, 19 NYCRR Part 932, restricting policymakers from holding positions as officers or members of certain for-profit corporations or institutions, to certain campus presidents of the State University of New York.
91-8: Application of the Commission's regulations on the Receipt of Reimbursement for Travel Expenses, 19 NYCRR Part 930.6, to members of certain State professional boards.
91-9: Application of Public Officers Law §74 and the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a State employee seeking employment and actually rendering services which would involve contact with his former employing agency.
91-10: Application of the financial disclosure requirements of Public Officers Law §73-a to State employees in the "Research Scientist" title series.
91-11: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(4)(a) and 74 to employees of OMRDD on approved leaves of absence who serve as certified family care providers.
91-12: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee who wishes to participate in bidding on a contract to be let by his former agency; termination of State service defined; effect of substantial change in the scope of a project on the application of the lifetime bar restriction.
91-13: Distinction between the Department of Taxation and Finance and the Division of Tax Appeals for purposes of Public Officers Law §73(8), former agency determination.
91-14: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to employees of the Department of Motor Vehicles serving as "automotive facility inspectors," who wish to have their personal vehicles serviced by the repair shops they inspect.
91-15: Application of Public Officers Law 73 and 74 to State employees serving as certified foster parents for programs administered by State agencies.
91-16: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a Motor Vehicle Referee employed by the Department of Motor Vehicles who engages in the private practice of law representing clients in traffic violations cases.
91-17: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Department of Transportation who anticipates future contact with his former employing State agency.
91-18: Application of the lifetime bar post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee who anticipates future contact with his former State agency
91-19: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an OMRDD employee selling real property to a provider of services which is certified and has its rates set by OMRDD.
91-20: Whether it is a violation of Public Officers Law §§73 or 74 for the commissioner of the Department of Health to receive an annual salary of $61,601 from Health Research, Incorporated, for his services as president of that corporation.
91-21: nterpretation of whether Public Officers Law §74 applies (1) to prohibit a State agency from contracting for services with a sibling of [a high-ranking] employee of that agency and (2) to limit that employee's role in awarding such a contract.
91-22: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Department of Transportation.



1992 Description
92-1: Whether Public Officers Law Sections 73(5) and 74 limit the statutory authority of the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Markets to accept contributions from any source and to delegate that authority to Department officers and employees; whether authority to accept contributions implies authority to solicit.
92-2: Application of Public Officers Law 73 subdivisions (4) and (7) and 74 to circumstances where a State employee, or a corporation which is 40% owned by a State employee, wishes to provide services to a State agency.
92-3: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to Environmental Conservation Officers who seek to engage in activities over which they have enforcement authority.
92-4: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to a State employee, designated as a policymaker by his State agency, serving as a member of the board of directors of a not-for-profit agency that has certain contacts with the employee's State agency.
92-5: Application of the financial disclosure requirements of Public Officers Law 73-a to State employees in the "Research Scientist" series.
92-6: Application of Public Officers Law 73(7)(a) and the Commission's regulations on outside activities.
92-7: Application of the lifetime bar provision of Public Officers Law 73(8) to a former State officer who wishes to be retained by a public employees' organization engaged in contract negotiations with the officer's former State agency.
92-8: Application of the conflict of interest standards contained in Public Officers Law 74 to a State attorney who seeks to perform certain public outside activities.
92-9: Application of Public Officers Law 73 and 74 to political party chairs in counties having a population in excess of 300,000.
92-10: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to parole officers of the Division of Parole who wish to act as members of Local Conditional Release Commissions.
92-11: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to a member of a State public benefit corporation's board with whose firm that corporation intends to contract.
92-12: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to [a State employee] who seeks to engage in business activities associated with a field over which he has enforcement authority.
92-13: Application of Public Officers Law 73(7)(a) and 74 and the Commission's regulations on outside activities.
92-14: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to an employee of [a specific State agency] who is serving as chair of the planning board of a community [under the jurisdiction of that agency].
92-15: Extending the financial disclosure filing requirements for individuals serving in academic titles at the State University of New York and City University of New York.
92-16: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to (a State employee) who is seeking elected office.
92-17: Application of the Commission's regulations on Outside Activities, 19 NYCRR Part 932, pertaining to restricting policymakers from holding positions as officers or members of certain for-profit corporations.
92-18: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to officers and employees of a State agency who serve on the board of directors of a not-for-profit corporation that contracts with their employing State agency.
92-19: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to a State employee who is seeking to serve on the board of a local public authority.
92-20: Application of Public Officers Law 73(8) to a former [State agency head] who wishes to perform certain activities [for the lobbying arm of an organization with which he had dealings while in State service.]
92-21: Amendment of Advisory Opinion No. 91-1, regarding the application of Public Officers Law 73 and 74 to graduate assistants and teaching assistants at the State University of New York.
92-22: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law 73(8) to a former State employee engaged in the private practice of law in a pending lawsuit with the State.
92-23: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to an outside activities request.
92-24: Application of Public Officers Law 74 to certain employees of the Department of Health engaged in outside employment with entities that are regulated and licensed by the Department.



1993 Description
93-1: Whether members of county alcoholic beverage control boards are State officers subject to the provisions of Public Officers Law §§73, 73-a and 74.
93-2: Application of the lifetime bar proscription of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former assistant counsel to the Governor who wishes to lobby certain legislation before the State Legislature.
93-3: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to State officers or employees involved in a joint venture between Health Research, Incorporated, a not-for-profit corporation closely affiliated with the Department of Health, and a private for-profit corporation.
93-4: Whether there is a conflict of interest between the positions of Executive Director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board and Chair of the Long Island Power Authority in violation of Public Officers Law §74; whether the acts of the current incumbent of those positions conflict with the proper discharge of his duties.
93-5: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to foresters who seek to perform services as private consultants in the forestry field with which they are associated.
93-6: Regarding the financial disclosure filing requirements for individuals serving in academic titles at the State University of New York and City University of New York.
93-7: Whether an individual performing services under subcontract to a State agency and appointed to fill a position with the State agency is a covered State employee for purposes of Public Officers Law §§73, 73-a and 74.
93-8: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a [former State employee].
93-9: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee who is seeking elective office.
93-10: Application of Public Officers Law §73(4)(a) to a State employee leasing real property to a State agency.
93-11: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8).
93-12: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the [a State facility] who wishes to treat patients from her former facility.
93-13: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee; what "directly concerned and personally participated" or "active consideration" mean; whether volunteer service at the request of the former State agency is allowable.
93-14: Application of Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to State employees who wish to serve as adjunct faculty, advisors or mentors at the State University of New York or the City University of New York.
93-15: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee who seeks to render pro bono services for a governmental entity on a case, proceeding or transaction in which the former employee was directly involved and personally participated while in State service.
93-16: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a member of the New York State [ ] Board.
93-17: Application of Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to a member of a State board and his law firm which seeks to represent private clients before the State agency whose regulatory actions are subject to review by the same State board or who seek to represent clients in litigation to which the State agency is a party.
93-18: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former commissioner of [a State agency].






1994 Description
94-1: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to former OMRDD employees who wish to continue service as certified family care providers after leaving State service.
94-2: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee seeking to renew her professional license from her former State agency.
94-3: Application of the code of conduct of Public Officers Law §74 to the proposed outside activity of an employee of [a State agency].
94-4: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to certain former seasonal, temporary employees of the Department of Taxation and Finance who may seek to be hired by a private entity with which the Department will contract to perform certain functions in the processing of the State personal income tax.
94-5: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of [a State agency].
94-6: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee seeking to do business with State and local governmental agencies and the State Legislature.
94-7: Application of Public Officers Law §73(7)(a), §74 and the Commission's regulations on outside activities.
94-8: Whether the government-to-government exception to Public Officers Law §73(8) applies to an uncompensated appointee of a Town.
94-9: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former State employee who seeks to perform consultant services for his former agency.
94-10: Application of the financial disclosure requirements of Public Officers Law §73-a to State employees in the "Cancer Research Scientist" title series.
94-11: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to non-paid board members serving in a policy-making capacity.
94-12: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to the outside activity of a [State agency] employee.
94-13: Application of the lifetime bar provision of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former Research Scientist.
94-14: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8).
94-15: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to former employees of the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities who wish to provide clinical services to clients of their former agency.
94-16: Interpreting Public Officers Law §§73(5) and 74 with respect to gifts.
94-17: Application of Public Officers Law §74.
94-18: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former Department of Social Services employee who seeks to perform certain services related to his former State responsibilities.
94-19: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a subpoena issued to a former employee to appear at a hearing held before the employee's former State agency.
94-20: Application of the two year bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a); appearance before a multi-member panel including former agency representatives appointed by a private sector entity is prohibited; agency jurisdiction is necessary to finding a "matter."
94-21: Application of the revolving door provision of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former employee who seeks to contract with his former agency.
94-22: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(7) and 74 concerning whether [a State agency] may contract with a company operated by the former sister-in-law of [the State agency] employee.



1995 Description
95-1: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of the application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8).
95-2: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to employees who leave a State agency for employment by the agency's closely affiliated not-for-profit research foundation.
95-3: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8).
95-4: Application of the Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to employees who would participate in a public authority's proposed joint venture with private sector firms.
95-5: Application of the lifetime prohibition contained in Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
95-6: Application of the lifetime prohibition contained in Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
95-7: Application of the lifetime prohibition contained in Public Officers Law §73(8) to an employee of the New York State Consumer Protection Board.
95-8: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) and Commission's Advisory Opinion No. 94-15.
95-9: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee, designated as a policymaker by her agency, serving as a member of the board of directors of a not-for-profit organization that has interests similar to the employee's State agency.
95-10: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to OMRDD employees accompanying, as an outside activity, developmentally disabled individuals on a trip.
95-11: Analysis of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8) with respect to a proceeding.
95-12: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a non-policymaking employee serving on the board of directors of a provider regulated and funded by the employee's agency.
95-13: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to directors of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund Corporation.
95-14: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a State employee who anticipates leaving State service to work for a private entity with which his agency has an agreement to provide certain services.
95-15: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to an employee of the Office of Real Property Services; application of Public Officers Law §74 to such individual during a leave of absence from his agency.
95-16: Application of the lifetime prohibition contained in Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Department of Public Service and the Consumer Protection Board.
95-17: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to employees who leave a State agency for employment by the closely affiliated not-for-profit research foundation of an agency under contract with the former agency.
95-18: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a member of a State Board serving as a compensated trustee of a foundation which is chartered by the State Board and provides grants to institutions of higher learning in New York State.
95-19: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8) of the Public Officers Law.
95-20: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of the application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8).
95-21: Application of the Commission's regulations on Outside Activities, 19 NYCRR Part 932, regarding policymakers holding positions as officers or members of certain for-profit corporations, to a campus president of the State University of New York.
95-22: Application of the revolving door provision of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former Department of Transportation employee engaged in recruitment activities related to his employer's contract with his former agency.
95-23: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former Department of Transportation employee seeking to have his business certified as a minority business enterprise by his former agency.
95-24: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former Department of [] employee filing a uniform prospectus before his former agency.
95-25: Application of the code of conduct of Public Officers Law §74 to the proposed outside activity of certain attorneys at the Department of Environmental Conservation.
95-26: Application of the lifetime bar provision of Public Officers Law §73(8)(b).
95-27: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a member of the Public Health Council appearing before the Department of Health with respect to matters not pending before the Council.
95-28: Restrictions on post-employment activity for purposes of §73(8)(a)(i) of the Public Officers Law concerning practice before the Division of Tax Appeals.
95-29: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee serving on the board of an industrial development authority.
95-30: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(4)(a) and 74 to a State employee's spouse competitively bidding on a contract prepared and reviewed by the employee's unit at the State agency.
95-31: Application of the revolving door provisions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to an agency's proposal to outsource certain agency functions.
95-32: Application of the lifetime bar provision contained in §73(8)(a) of the Public Officers Law to an employee who seeks to lobby on matters related to school aid and the annual State budget.
95-33: Whether the "former agency" of a senior staff member at a State agency includes affiliated agencies for purposes of applying the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a).
95-34: Applicability of Public Officers Law §§73, 73-a and 74 to certain workers at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
95-35: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee who is the spouse of an individual who seeks to render services on projects funded by the State agency.
95-36: Application of Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to employees who wish to serve on corporate boards and provide services pursuant to a subcontract with their agency.
95-37: Application of Public Officers Law §74 and Advisory Opinion No. 95-15 to an employee of the Office of Real Property Services on unpaid leave of absence.
95-38: Restrictions on the Department of Environmental Conservation's acceptance of donations from businesses and organizations whose owners and individual members may engage in activities which are licensed and regulated by the Department.
95-39: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an agency employee's involvement in grievance and disciplinary matters where the employee's spouse is a party or witness in the matter, or the matter arises from a unit under the spouse's responsibility.
95-40: Whether the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) precludes a former attorney from testifying as to general industry standards.
95-41: Application of the lifetime bar provision contained in §73(8)(a)(ii) of the Public Officers Law to a former Assistant Attorney General who seeks to represent a party in a civil proceeding that is related to a criminal matter in which the attorney held a supervisory role.
95-42: Determination of "former agency" for purposes of application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8).
95-43: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(7) and 74 to non-policymaking employees of the Department of Environmental Conservation who wish to appear before their employing agency.



1996 Description
96-1: Application of the lifetime bar and the government-to-government exception of Public Officers Law §73(8) to two former employees of the Department of Environmental Conservation who each seek to be a court-appointed mediator in certain litigation.
96-2: Restrictions on the New York State Division of Tax Appeals - Tax Appeals Tribunal's acceptance of a donation from a publishing company that publishes Tribunal decisions and determinations.
96-3: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a prospective State employee continuing to engage in an outside business in which he is President and fifty percent owner.
96-4: Application of the two year and lifetime bars of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former employee of the New York State Department of Transportation seeking to sell traffic signals subject to his former agency's inspection.
96-5: Whether members of a not-for-profit corporation appointed by the Board of Regents are subject to Public Officers Law §74.
96-6: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an employee of the Division of Housing and Community Renewal who wishes to appear as a tenants' representative in an administrative proceeding before his employing agency.
96-7: Application of the two year and lifetime bars of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former employee of the New York State Housing Finance Agency.
96-8: Whether submission of documents by a former State employee to a firm under contract with his former agency should be considered an appearance or rendering of services barred by Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i).
96-9: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to the Chair of the State Racing and Wagering Board.
96-10: Application of Public Officers Law §73-a to a Commissioner of a State agency who sits ex officio on several State boards and commissions.
96-11: Application of the revolving door provision of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to an employee of a voluntary provider when the provider is temporarily taken over on an emergency basis by the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
96-12: Application of the lifetime bar provision contained in §73(8)(a)(ii) of the Public Officers Law to a former State agency [senior official] who seeks to represent a party in negotiations in a permit proceeding which is related to a permit proceeding in which he had a role while in State service.
96-13: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a member of a State professional board serving in a leadership position with a State professional organization.
96-14: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to the Chair of the State Racing and Wagering Board.
96-15: Application of the government-to-government exception of Public Officers Law §73(8)(e) to employees of the New York State Association of Counties.
96-16: Application of the government-to-government exception of Public Officers Law §73(8)(e) to employees of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.
96-17: Whether addition of a new project to a proceeding in which a former employee participated renders it a new proceeding for purposes of the lifetime bar contained in Public Officers Law §73(8).
96-18: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former DSS employee who seeks to perform certain services related to his former State responsibilities.
96-19: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Consumer Protection Board.
96-20: Application of the two year bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former commissioner of a State agency who served as a member of public benefit corporation and as chair of a council located within his agency.
96-21: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee entering into a contract for the publication of a book.
96-22: Restrictions on the Department of Environmental Conservation's acceptance of tuition waivers from public and private universities in return for the agency's assistance with student intern programs.
96-23: Application of the lifetime bar provision contained in §73(8)(a)(ii) of the Public Officers Law to a former State agency Lands and Claims Adjuster who seeks to assess the same land for his former agency which he had a role in assessing while in State service.
96-24: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii).
96-25: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former DSS employee who seeks to perform certain services related to his former State responsibilities.
96-26: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a prospective appointee's membership on a State public benefit corporation.
96-27: Whether the lifetime bar contained in Public Officers Law §73(8) bars a former State employee from conducting scientific research as a consultant to his former agency with respect to a transaction related to one in which he participated while in State service.
96-28: Interplay between the Commission's regulations on limiting receipt of reimbursement for travel expenses, Public Officers Law §§73(5) and 74(3)(h), and a more restrictive agency policy.
96-29: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to compensation received by a campus president of the State University of New York serving as a Director of a for-profit corporation.
96-30: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an employee who wishes to continue to hold elected office.



1997 Description
97-1: Application of the two year bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to former employees of the Medicaid unit of the New York State Department of Social Services considering the transfer of the Medicaid function to the Department of Health.
97-2: Whether the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) precludes former State employees from ever performing services under contract with their former agency.
97-3: Application of Public Officers Law §73(5) with respect to reimbursement for travel and tickets received by a State officer or employee.
97-4: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an employee who wishes to run for elected office.
97-5: Whether Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) bars a former employee of the Department of Environmental Conservation from appearing or rendering services with respect to a dispute regarding the New York Environmental Protection and Spill Compensation Fund.
97-6: Restrictions on the Consumer Protection Board's acceptance of donations from private sector sources for certain of its activities.
97-7: Application of the post-employment restrictions of §73(8)(a)(i) of the Public Officers Law to a former State employee appearing before a New York City agency in certain circumstances.
97-8: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes a Board member from participating in a matter in which he was involved prior to his appointment to the Board.
97-9: Whether the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) precludes a former State employee from working on different stages of a highway project where there has been a significant break in activity.
97-10: Conditions under which IBR can seek private financial assistance to support its training and education programs.
97-11: Application of the post-employment restrictions to a former employee serving as an unpaid State officer at her former agency.
97-12: Interpretation of Advisory Opinion No. 89-7 as it relates to Freedom of Information Law requests made by former State officers or employees.
97-13: Application of the two year bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to an employee of the New York State Office of Real Property Services who anticipates leaving State service and teaching a course at an assessors' conference.
97-14: Whether the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council is a "state agency" within the meaning of Public Officers Law §§73, 73-a and 74.
97-15: Application of §73(8)(a)(i) of the Public Officers Law to a former employee; application of the net revenue limitation to a solely owned business; "work product" does not include the taking of fingerprints.
97-16: Application of the two year and lifetime bars of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to former employees of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority working pursuant to a contract between the New York City Transit Authority and a private company.
97-17: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an employee of a psychiatric center who wishes to run for elected local office.
97-18: Participation by State officers and employees in educational seminars sponsored by for-profit entities.
97-19: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State employee whose spouse is president of an organization composed of members licensed by the unit directed by the employee.
97-20: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former employee who seeks to serve on a Task Force which will review agency regulations for which she had varying responsibilities while in State service.
97-21: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to an engineer employed by [a State authority] who wishes to run for county legislator.
97-22: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to a State scientist who wishes to serve as a consultant to an entity that funds a State laboratory project that he heads.
97-23: Whether the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) precludes a former State employee from selling certain computer equipment to State agencies.
97-24: Whether ownership and operation of an out-of-state business by investigators employed by the State Liquor Authority violates Public Officers Law §74.
97-25: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to the service by a policymaking State employee on the board of directors of a not-for-profit corporation that is licensed by and receives funding from the employee's State agency.
97-26: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes certain employees of a psychiatric center from engaging in an outside activity where there is a relationship between their public and private work.
97-27: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes a member of the [ ] Board from appearing before the [agency in which the Board is created].
97-28: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(5) and 74 to an employee of the Department of Environmental Conservation who wishes to engage in personal charitable fundraising activities.



1998 Description
98-1: Application of the two year bar to a former employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles who wishes to apply to his former agency for the licenses he needs to open a driving school.
98-2: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes a senior employee of a State public authority from serving on the advisory board of a bank.
98-3: Whether the two year bar precludes a former employee of the Racing and Wagering Board from serving as Property Manager of a licensed harness track.
98-4: Application of Public Officers Law §73(4) to an employee on leave without pay from [a State agency] who, as a member of a limited liability company, wishes to purchase a building with space leased to the State without competitive bid.
98-5: Whether Public Officers Law §74 prohibits a State employee from participating in the audit of a corporation when he owns stock in the corporation or where a fund he holds has such stock in its portfolio.
98-6: Determination of the former agency for purposes of the two year bar of a former employee of the Office of Children and Family Services and the restructured Department of Social Services.
98-7: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to members of New York State advisory boards.
98-8: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes a member of the [ ] Board from appearing before the Department of Environmental Conservation.
98-9: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to State employees who may be called upon to act on matters involving prior employers or past business relationships.
98-10: Whether Public Officers Law §74 prohibits a member of the CUNY Board of Trustees from continuing to serve as an adjunct instructor at one of the CUNY colleges.
98-11: Whether Public Officers Law §74 prohibits a State employee from serving as an officer of a not-for-profit corporation where the division in which he is employed administers a memorandum of understanding between his agency and the corporation.
98-12: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to State employees who work on political campaigns, including fundraising.
98-13: Application of the lifetime bar of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a clinical psychologist continuing to treat in her private practice clients she treated while in State service.
98-14: Whether a former seasonal State employee is eligible for the exception from the two year bar found in Public Officers Law §73(8)(b)(i).
98-15: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to two State employees who seek to accept royalties from sales of a workbook series which they have authored.
98-16: Whether Public Officers Law §74 prohibits a State employee from receiving compensation for teaching a training course that is part of his job responsibilities.
98-17: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8) to a former employee of the Thruway Authority who is now Executive Director of a multi-state coalition which includes his former agency as a member.
98-18: Application of the lifetime bar restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former employee of the Long Island Rail Road who wishes to participate in a Subcommittee dealing with a subject related to one with which he was concerned while in State service.
98-19: Application of the lifetime bar restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former State employee who wishes to be a member of a Council which he had a role in establishing while in State service.
98-20: Application of the post-employment restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to an employee of [a State Authority] who will work for a supplier which may seek a contract with [another supplier] under contract with his former agency.
98-21: Determination, for purposes of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i), the two year bar, of the former agency of a former employee of the Central Administration Office of the State University of New York.
98-22: Application of the lifetime bar restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former employee of the Metro-North Railroad who wishes to work for a bidder on a Transit Authority procurement for which he served on a peer review panel.



1999 Description
99-1: Determination of the former agency of a senior employee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority who works closely on the capital programs of the New York City Transit Authority.
99-2: Application of Public Officers Law §§73(7) and 74 to an employee of the Long Island Rail Road who wishes to work for contractors doing work for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its affiliates and subsidiaries other than the Long Island Rail Road, and for other State agencies.
99-3: Whether various activities are permissible under Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) where a former Banking Department employee belongs to a firm which has been retained by a bank to conduct an investigation.
99-4: Application of Public Officers Law §74 to the participation by State employees in the activities of a proposed not-for-profit corporation.
99-5: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes a member of the [ ] Appeals Board from submitting Freedom of Information Law requests to [the Agency in which the Board is located].
99-6: Application of the lifetime bar restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former employee of the New York State Department of Transportation who seeks to work on a contract to provide later generation road weather information systems to his former agency.
99-7: Application of §73(8)(a)(i) of the Public Officers Law to a former employee performing "back room" work on an [ ] plan submitted to the former agency.
99-8: Whether Public Officers Law §74 precludes employees of OMRDD from contracting with or being employed by a consultant to providers which are licensed by and have their rates set by OMRDD.
99-9: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a) to a former employee of the New York State Department of Transportation appearing before a Metropolitan Planning Organization.
99-10: Application of the lifetime bar to a former employee of the Division of the Lottery who is now employed by a company which expects to submit a proposal to Lottery.
99-11: Application of the Commission's regulations on the reimbursement for travel expenses (19 NYCRR Part 930).
99-12: Application of Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to the limited outside practice of law by a commissioner of [a State Commission].
99-13: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to [an individual] employed by the New York State Department of Correctional Services ("DOCS") who asks whether he may leave State service and work for a private company [ ] overseeing the company's contract with DOCS.
99-14: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to a former employee performing rehabilitation services for an agency that is licensed by his former agency.
99-15: Application of the lifetime bar restrictions of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(ii) to a former State employee who wishes to be a member of a Council which he had a role in establishing while in State service.
99-16: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to a former employee of the Workers' Compensation Board who wishes to appear before regional offices of the Board other than the one in which he worked.
99-17: Application of Public Officers Law §73(8)(a)(i) to a former employee of the New York State Department of Transportation who works for a contractor providing services to a city on a project designed and in part funded by his former agency.



2000 Description
00-1: Application of Public Officers Law §§73 and 74 to a commissioner of the Public Service Commission, in his outside practice of law, representing clients in CPLR Article 78 proceedings against certain State agencies, officers and employees.

Additional Advisory Opinions from 2000 on can be found at the New York State Commission on Public Integrity (part of the NYS Department of State web site).


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