April 21, 2010

Lobbying Report Form

Source: NYSUT Legislative Department

lobby report form

Is your local's lobbying report due? For reporting purposes, the term "lobbying" means ANY attempt to influence the passage or defeat of any state or local law (in municipalities over 50,000), rate making, rule, and/or regulation. (Please note that expenditures made in connection with school budget votes or school board or county legislative elections are not lobbying expenses.)


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who must submit the report?

Any local president, treasurer or other officer acting on behalf of the local who makes an expenditure or expenditures to influence the passage or defeat of any state or local law should advise NYSUT of such expenditure(s) before the report due date (see "When" below).

What has to be reported?

Each local lobbying expense must be itemized and must clearly detail: (1) to whom or what the expense was paid, (2) the date the expense was made, (3) the purpose of the expense and (4) the amount of each expense. Please remember to include your name and a contact number in case there are additional questions.

When are reports due?

Local lobbying expenses made must be reported according to the following schedule:

  • September 15, 2004
    For expenses made between July 1, 2004 thru August 31, 2004

  • November 15, 2004
    For expenses made between September 1, 2004 thru October 31, 2004

  • January 15, 2005
    For expenses made between November 1, 2004 thru December 31, 2004

  • March 15, 2005
    For expenses made between January 1, 2005 thru February 28, 2005

  • May 15, 2005
    For expenses made between March 1, 2005 thru April 30, 2005

  • July 15, 2005
    For expenses made between May 1, 2005 thru June 30, 2005

  • September 15, 2005
    For expenses made between July 1, 2005 thru August 31, 2005

  • November 15, 2005
    For expenses made between September 1, 2005 thru October 31, 2005

  • January 15, 2006
    For expenses made between November 1, 2005 thru December 31, 2005

Where should the local submit the form?

Your completed report form should be faxed to NYSUT's Legislative Department at (518) 213-6409.

Where can I get answers to more specific questions?

Please contact NYSUT's Legislative Department at (800) 342-9810, Ext. 6612.


Municipalities

The following lists of municipalities have been identified as having a population of more than fifty thousand and, therefore, are covered under the new lobbying law.

Counties (44)

  • Albany
  • Jefferson
  • Rockland
  • Broome
  • Livingston
  • Saratoga
  • Cattaraugus
  • Madison
  • Schenectady
  • Cayuga
  • Monroe
  • St. Lawrence
  • Chautauqua
  • Nassau
  • Steuben
  • Chemung
  • New York City
  • Suffolk
  • Chenango
  • Niagara
  • Sullivan
  • Clinton
  • Oneida
  • Tioga
  • Columbia
  • Onondaga
  • Tompkins
  • Dutchess
  • Ontario
  • Ulster
  • Erie
  • Orange
  • Warren
  • Franklin
  • Oswego
  • Washington
  • Fulton
  • Otsego
  • Wayne
  • Genesee
  • Putnam
  • Westchester
  • Herkimer
  • Rensselaer

Cities (17)

  • Albany
  • Niagara Falls
  • Brentwood
  • Rochester
  • Buffalo
  • Schenectady
  • Cheektowaga
  • Syracuse
  • Irondequoit
  • Tonawanda
  • Levittown
  • Utica
  • Mount Vernon
  • White Plains
  • New Rochelle
  • Yonkers

Towns (21)

  • Amherst
  • Huntington
  • Babylon
  • Irondequoit
  • Brookhaven
  • Islip
  • Cheektowaga
  • North Hempstead
  • Clarkstown
  • Oyster Bay
  • Clay
  • Ramapo
  • Colonie
  • Smithtown
  • Greece
  • Southampton
  • Greenburgh
  • Tonawanda
  • Hamburg
  • Union
  • Hempstead

Villages (1)

  • Hempstead

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