States of Disclosure

Published — June 25, 2009

New York: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

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New York

Rank: 16 | Points: 74 | Grade: C

Legislative Ethics Commission

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? Yes 1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? Yes 5
Employer/business name required? Yes 5
Employment job title required? Yes 2
Employer description required? Yes 2
Value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse employment information required and clear? Yes 5
Officer/director information required? Yes 4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? Yes 4
Officer/director entity name required? Yes 4
Officer/director entity description required? No 0
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? Yes 4
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? Yes 3
Investment entity name required? Yes 3
Investment entity description required? Yes 1 Half point awarded because filers not required to describe some
companies where stock is held.
Investment value range/holding amount required? No 0
Spouse investment information required and clear? Yes 3
Client information required? No 0 No information on private clients required. However, filers required to
report business with state.
Client name required? No 0
Client value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? Yes 2
Real-property value range/amount required? No 0
Spouse real-property information required and clear? Yes 2
Spouse name required? Yes 2
Dependent name required? Yes 1
Financial disclosure filings in central office? Yes 1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? No 0
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? Yes 1
Blank disclosure form available on Web? Yes 0.5 Half point awarded because blank form not on Legislative Ethics
Committee Web site (where filings are overseen), but is on State Ethics
Commission Web site.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? No 0
Late-filing penalties on the books? Yes 1
Misfiling penalties on the books? Yes 1
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
Yes 1
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0

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