June 30, 2016 •
New York Lobbying Groups May Face Increased Disclosure
Under Senate Bill 8160, charities donating to state lobbying nonprofits could be subject to new disclosure requirements.
If signed into law, the bill would require any charitable organization donating over $2,500 to New York lobbying campaigns to disclose all of its donors, including those unrelated to lobbying efforts. To determine the donation amount, in-kind donations of staff or other resources will be included, in addition to monetary donations. Public disclosure would then follow if the State Attorney General’s Office verifies no individual donor would be harmed by release of the information.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign the bill.
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