Advice & Guidance
The following events have been reviewed by the Legislative Ethics Commission staff. Based upon the information received, the following events meet the statutory definition of a "widely attended event" (New York State Legislative Law Section 1-c(j)(ii)) and are excluded from the definition of a gift or are otherwise acceptable to attend pursuant to Public Officers Law 73 & 74. Members of the Legislature and legislative staff may attend these events. Staff members should have the approval of their supervisors.
The Legislative Ethics Commission has approved generic advice on the topics listed below. The guidance offered is general in nature and the Commission’s response to individual questions may vary according to the facts of each particular request. You are strongly advised to consult Commission staff or your counsel’s office for advice pertaining to your individual situation.
- For members of the legislature
- For employees who leave on or before December 30, 2008
- For employees who leave on or after December 31, 2008 - revised on May 4, 2016
- Waivers and Exceptions for employees who leave on or after December 31, 2008 - revised on May 4, 2016
Advice on additional topics will be posted on this page as it becomes available.