Amendment of Rules Governing Required Filings and Amnesty Applications Under Lobbying Law
Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments
Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule
New York City’s Lobbying Law, New York City Administrative Code § 3-211 et seq., regulates the conduct of lobbyists and their clients. The law provides that each required statement or report must be filed electronically and certified. Chapter 1 of title 51 of the RCNY provides that the Principal Officer, a person with the authority to legally bind the entity, must certify all filings. This proposed rule amends chapter 1 of title 51 of the RCNY by adding a new section to authorize a Principal Officer, while retaining legal responsibility for such filings, to appoint an individual to certify required filings in circumstances when the Principal Officer cannot certify such filings. In addition, this proposed rule would allow the City Clerk to accept amnesty applications that were submitted by (i) hand-delivery and email provided that any such delivery or email was received by June 30, 2016 and (ii) first-class mail provided that the application was postmarked by June 30, 2016.