Change to New York Legislative Law Now in Effect - State and Federal Communications

April 17, 2015  •  

Change to New York Legislative Law Now in Effect

New York mapSenate Bill 2006 was enacted this week and effective immediately upon Gov. Cuomo’s signature. The bill amends lobbyist registration requirements by expanding the definition of municipality to include jurisdictional subdivisions with a population of 5,000 or more as well as school districts.

This change will have a large impact on interactions with local officials throughout the state of New York, potentially requiring lobbyist registration at the state level for interactions with local officials from municipalities with populations of 5,000 or more as well as with school district officials.

The registration threshold of $5,000 has not changed; however, Senate Bill 2006 has vastly broadened the spectrum of activity considered lobbying.

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