January 3, 2020 •
New York Commission Launches System-Generated Client Semiannual Reports
On December 19, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics launched the system-generated Client Semiannual Report (CSA) feature on the state’s online Lobbying Application system.
Contractual clients who lobby on their own behalf and do not utilize the services of any retained lobbyists are not required to file CSA reports.
Instead, system-generated CSA reports will be created with information directly imported from filed lobbyist bimonthly reports covering the applicable reporting period.
The system will not create a system-generated CSA if an Employed Principal Lobbyist has submitted a CSA report for the January to June reporting period.
Also, contractual clients are still required to disclose sources of funding or indicate source of funding reporting is not required.
No filing fee is required for system-generated CSA reports except to add retained lobbyist information.
Adding retained lobbyists requires a $50 filing fee and filing CSA reports going forward.
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