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Lobbying Laws and Regulations

Links to the Lobbying Act and related regulations and guidelines.

Lobbying Laws and Regulations

Learn more about the types of disclosure requirements that lobbyists and clients are required to report about attempts to influence government decision making in New York.  


    19 NYCRR Part 943 - Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations

    Effective January 1, 2019, Part 943 marks the first time that existing guidelines and decades of advisory opinions will be compiled in one place in New York. It will provide a “one-stop shop” for information about the rules and requirements associated with lobbying in New York. Designed to close loopholes that have evolved over time, the regulations will capture more and better information about the targets of lobbying activities and the real clients of lobbyists. 

    The regulations take into account the use of ever-changing technology in conducting lobbying campaigns. They also streamline reporting requirements, providing more clarity about the requirements related to consultants, grassroots lobbying, sources of funding, and the use of new media for lobbying purposes.