February 16, 2021 •
New York JCOPE Updates Online Filing System
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 paper filers on the JCOPE website.
Due to changes in the lobbying regulations and to the online filing system, JCOPE is also allowing additional time to file bimonthly reports due in March.
Bimonthly reports covering the January 1 to February 28 reporting period will be considered timely if submitted by March 22.
The online system was also updated to improve functionality, transparency, and the filing process.
Changes made include removing the auto-population of lobbying activities reported on a registration to the filer’s bimonthly report; allowing filers to add additional information to an existing party name; adding a comprehensive drop-down menu of itemized expenses; an updated parties lobbied database; and also adding an expense chart for reporting coalition contributions by members of unstructured coalitions.
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