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Commission Regulations

A comprehensive list of the lobbying regulations and guidelines issued by JCOPE. 

Regulations are designed to provide further guidance about how the ethics and lobbying laws are applied. Some regulations are issued by JCOPE in response to requirements in legislation with regard to specific areas of the law.

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    19 NYCRR Part 932 - Outside Activities

    Regulation on the approval process for State officers and employees designated as policy makers to pursue outside employment or memberships in boards and other related activities other than their full time State employment.  

     

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    19 NYCRR Part 937 - Governing Access to Publicly-Available Records

    These regulations provide information concerning the procedures by which records of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics ("Commission") shall be available for public inspection and copying. Pursuant to Executive Law section 94(19)(a) the only records of the Commission which shall be available for public inspection and copying. (Effective 11/3/2021)

     

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    19 NYCRR Part 941 - Adjudicatory Proceedings and Appeals Process (2022 Revisions)

    These regulations were amended through an Emergency Adoption on January 25, 2022 and are in effect from January 25, 2022 to April 25, 2022. An additional Emergency Adoption was submitted on April 25, 2022, which now makes these regulations effective until June 24, 2022. Revisions increase transparency regarding agency operations and the status of long-standing investigations.  Among other things, they provide for expanded notification and disclosure to various parties, including the complainant, subject, witnesses, and others as appropriate, when the Commission takes action on a matter.  In addition, the revisions provide that the Commission may disclose confidential information, and staff may make certain general public statements, concerning investigative matters when it is in the public interest to do so.  Moreover, the regulatory amendments provide for additional investigative information to be released on a regular basis on the Commission’s website or in the Commission’s annual report, as appropriate. (Posted 1/28/2022)

     

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    19 NYCRR Part 943 - Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations (2020 Revisions)

    Effective January 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 Biennial Period covering the 2021-22 Statement of Registrations, Bi-Monthly Reports due March 15, 2021, and Client Semi-Annual Reports due July 15, 2021. Key revisions include changes to the definition of "designated lobbyist", direct lobbying activities by volunteers, grassroots lobbying, coalitions, and prohibitions relating to the receipt of stock options as compensation.

     

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