Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Legislative Ethics Commission has extended the deadline for Legislators and legislative staff to
file CY 2019 Annual Statements of Financial Disclosure, to July 15, 2020, which coincides with the income tax filing date.
The LEC will continue to accept forms prior to that date, but forms must be filed or postmarked by July 15, 2020.

Advice & Guidance

WIDELY ATTENDED EVENTS

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. 

 Please continue to check back for updates, as there are no newly approved widely attended events at this time.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

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.

-Post-employment Restrictions

-Additional Opinions

Advice on additional topics will be posted on this page as it becomes available.