Proposed Regulations and Guidance
This page is where you will find regulations and guidance that have been proposed by the Commission and are awaiting public comment or otherwise pending approval. It will also include staff proposals that have yet not been voted on by the Commissioners but which are going through an informal comment process to generate feedback before they are submitted for the onset of the formal SAPA process.
Proposed Amended Regulations for Access to Publicly-Available Records
The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“Commission”) has submitted a Revised Notice of Revised Rulemaking under the State Administrative Procedure Act ("SAPA") to consider revisions to the Commission’s Record Access Regulations (19 NYCRR Part 937). The revised rulemaking was published in the August 18 State Register and is set forth below.
Key revisions include providing for a Record Access Request Log of requests for information and/or records, as well as information related to annual statements of financial disclosure to be made available pursuant to a request for information and/or request for records. Additionally, the proposed amendments require the Commission to make available the name, title, and salary of all Commission staff, pursuant to a request for information and/or access to records.
A 45-day comment period on the revised rulemaking will run until Monday, October 4, 2021. Comments should be directed to Megan Mutolo, Associate Counsel, at [email protected]
Part 937 Documents and Comments
June 24, 2021 Comment Letter from ReInvent Albany, Citizens Union of the City of New York, Common Cause NY, League of Women Voters of NYS, and NYPIRG