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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics appointed Sanford Berland as the new executive director. Berland previously served as state judge in both the Court of Claims and Supreme Court of New York. Before his appointment, the position had […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics opened the online Lobbying Application for the submission of bimonthly reports and posted updated PDF forms. Additional time has been provided to file bimonthly reports covering the January 1 to February 28 reporting period. […]

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February 23, 2021  •  

New York Gov. Cuomo Appoints New JCOPE Chair

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed attorney Camille Joseph Varlack as the new chair of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. The appointment comes after the former chairman, Michael Rozen, resigned on February 10. Ms. Varlack is a partner at […]

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February 16, 2021  •  

New York JCOPE Updates Online Filing System

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On February 24, the New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics plans to open the online Lobbying Application. Additionally, the commission will post updated paper forms for the submission of bimonthly reports. The writable PDF forms will be available to […]

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The New York Legislature is set to convene a special session on Monday, December 28. Lawmakers are meeting to pass legislation extending the ban on residential evictions past its January 1, 2021 deadline. Tenants who present a legal document attesting […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) announced additional time to file registrations and reports due in January 2021. Any filing due in January will be considered timely filed if submitted by January 29, 2021. The extension is in response […]

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The Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) published the second draft of proposed revisions to state lobbying regulations. JCOPE adopted the revisions on an emergency basis and submitted Notices of Emergency Adoption for each. The revisions will be effective January […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election to be held on February 2, 2021 for City Council District 24. The seat is vacant after Councilman Rory Lancman was appointed by Gov. Cuomo as Special Counsel for Ratepayer Protection at […]

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a special election to be held on December 22 for City Council District 12. The seat is vacant after the expulsion of Bronx Councilman Andy King for accusations of sexual harassment, misuse […]

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On October 1, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) announced the final draft of Advisory Opinion 20-02, providing guidance to identify the permissibility of a gift to a third party at the direction of or on behalf of a […]

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On May 19, The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld the Southern District Court of New York’s decision to reinstate New York’s uncontested presidential primary on June 23. The presidential primary was previously canceled by the […]

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On May 5, United States District Court Judge Analisa Torres for the Southern District of New York ruled the New York Board of Elections must hold a presidential primary and include previously qualified candidates on the ballot, including Sen. Bernie […]

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The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics introduced a new feature on the state Lobbying Application. Their aim is to minimize the risk of duplicate profiles and improve functionality. Additionally, this feature allows creating or claiming an organization profile […]

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Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the Board of Elections voted to cancel the presidential primary on June 23. The presidential primary was previously rescheduled from April 28 to June 23 due to the state of emergency. The decision to cancel […]

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