August 9, 2016 •
JCOPE Passes Regulations in Anticipation of Senate Bill 8160
JCOPE unanimously passed “emergency” regulations in anticipation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing Senate Bill 8160. Under Senate Bill 8160, any charitable organization donating over $2,500 to New York lobbying campaigns would be required to disclose all of its donors, including those unrelated to lobbying efforts.
JCOPE’s new regulations mostly mirror Senate Bill 8160, as any issue-oriented lobbying groups expending more than $15,000 a year would be required to disclose donors of more than $2,500.
The regulations become effective, if and when, Cuomo signs Senate Bill 8160. If Senate Bill 8160 is signed into law, the new reporting thresholds will retroactively include donations and lobbying spending beginning July 1, 2016.
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