July 29, 2019 •
NYC Commission Proposes Increasing Post-Employment Ban for City Officials
On July 24, The New York City Charter Revision Commission released a final draft report on proposed amendments to the city charter.
The commission proposed Ballot Question 3 relating to ethics and governance including extending the post-employment appearance ban for elected officials and senior appointed officials.
Additionally, the question limits political activity and donations by members of Conflicts of Interest Board.
The proposal would increase the prohibition of city elected officials and senior appointed officials from appearing before the agency or branch of government the official served in after leaving service from one year to two years.
The amendment would also prohibit members of the COIB from participating in campaigns for local elected office and reduce the maximum amount members can contribute in each election cycle.
Voters will be presented the proposals on the November 5 general election ballot.
If passed, the proposed post-employment ban would become effective January 1, 2022.
State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.