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Committee: Government Ethics and State Affairs

Report on 2016-2017 Executive Budget Proposal, Good Government and Ethics Reform (January 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: New York State Ethics Reform

Report on OCA's Proposed Rule for the Grant of Disclosure Exemptions under Public Officers Law §73-a (December 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney-legislators

Response to Submission by Office of the State Comptroller to JCOPE’s proposed Advisory Opinion on restrictions on elected officials soliciting/accepting campaign support from enforcement subjects (December 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Campaign Contributions

Comments on JCOPE’s proposed Advisory Opinion on reporting obligations under the Lobbying Act for a party who is compensated for consulting services in connection with lobbying activity (December 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Consulting Services

Comments on JCOPE’s proposed Advisory Opinion on restrictions on elected officials soliciting/accepting campaign support from enforcement subjects (November 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Campaign Contributions

Testimony of Evan Davis and Dan Karson on Behalf of the New York City Bar Association before the New York Ethics Review Commission regarding JCOPE (October 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Letter to the New York Ethics Review Commission regarding the scope of its mission and ability to provide both ‘administrative and legislative” recommendations (October 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Letter to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders calling for additional resources and time for the New York Ethics Review Commission to conduct its statutory mission is to review and evaluate the activities and performance of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics and Legislative Review Commission (October 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Comments to JCOPE on Proposed Guidance on the Scope of Lobbying (June 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Statement in Support of Legislator Disclosure Proposals Contained in New Part Q of the 2015-2016 Public Protection and General Government Budget (March 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: New York State Ethics Reform

Letter to Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders requesting the status of the appointment of a panel to review the Joint Commission on Public Ethics and Legislative Ethics Commission (July 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Hope for JCOPE (March 2014) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Public Ethics, Joint Commission on

Supreme Court Ethics: The Need For Greater Transparency in a Justice's Recusal Decision (September 2012) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Recusal

Amicus Brief: Rosenblum v. NYC Conflicts of Interest Board (New York State Court of Appeals, December 2011) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Government Integrity

Amicus Brief: Rosenblum v. NYC Conflicts of Interest Board (New York State Court of Appeals, December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Government Integrity

Transition report to Governor Elect Andrew Cuomo regarding government ethics reform (December 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: State Government

Statement to the 2010 Charter Revision Commission (July 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Election Law Reform

Issues for Consideration by the Charter Revision Commission (April 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Charter Revision Commission

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg regarding the appointment of a new Charter Revision Commission (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Charter Commission

Reforming New York State's Ethics Laws the Right Way (February 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: New York State Ethics Reform

Reforming NYS's Financial Disclosure Requirements for Attorney Legislators (January 2010) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Attorney-legislators

Report on the Creation of an Independent Ethics Commission, August 2007 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Congressional Ethics

A Proposal to Apply Ethics Agreements on the State and Local Government Level ( PDF format )
Subject area: Ethics Agreements

Letter to the ABA commenting on the ABA's draft report on proposed changes to the Code of Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Conduct

Testimony before the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board February 3, 2006 on lobbying of public servants by their former campaign consultants ( PDF format )
Subject area: Lobbying

Testimony Before State Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Judicial Selection Proposals ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Selection

Comments on Proposed OCA Rules Changes Based Upon the Reports of the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Selection

Letter to the ABA Joint Commission on Evaluation of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct commenting on the Commission's proposed changes to Canons 1 and 2 ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Conduct

First Amendment Considerations for Judicial Campaigns: The Impact of Republican Party of Minnesota v. White on the New York State Code of Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Conduct

Letter to Frank Macchiarola, Commissioner of the 2003 Charter Revision Commission, Providing Preliminary Comments ( PDF format )
Subject area: Charter Commission

Amicus Brief, Spargo v. Commission on Judicial Conduct ( PDF format )
Subject area: Judicial Conduct

Contributions to Campaigns of Candidates for Surrogate and Appointments by Surrogates of Guardians Ad Litem
Subject area: Campaign Finance