STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         1311--A

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 11, 2021
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        Introduced  by Sen. GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
          cations  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee

        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to requiring the
          Long Island Power Authority to prepare a semi-annual  expenditure  and
          lobbying report

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Sections 1020-kk and 1020-ll of the public authorities law,
     2  section 1020-kk as renumbered by chapter 520 of the  laws  of  2018  and
     3  section  1020-ll  as  renumbered by chapter 415 of the laws of 2017, are
     4  renumbered sections 1020-xx and 1020-yy and a  new  section  1020-kk  is
     5  added to read as follows:
     6    §  1020-kk.  Semi-annual  expenditure  and lobbying report.   1. On or
     7  before March thirty-first, two thousand twenty-two and every semi-annual
     8  period thereafter, the authority and its service providers shall  report
     9  to  the  governor, the temporary president of the senate and the speaker
    10  of the assembly regarding advertising and  lobbying  activities  of  the
    11  authority,  the trustees of the authority, any employee of the authority
    12  or any service provider of the authority.
    13    2. For the purposes of this title, the following terms shall have  the
    14  following meanings:
    15    (a) Lobbying shall mean any attempt to influence:
    16    (i)  the  passage or defeat of any legislation or resolution by either
    17  house of the state legislature including but not limited to  the  intro-
    18  duction  or  intended  introduction of such legislation or resolution or
    19  approval or disapproval of any legislation;
    20    (ii) the adoption, issuance, rescission, modification or  terms  of  a
    21  gubernatorial executive order;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04607-02-1

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     1    (iii)  the  adoption or rejection of any rule or regulation having the
     2  force and effect of law by a state agency;
     3    (iv) the passage or defeat of any local law, ordinance, resolution, or
     4  regulation by any municipality;
     5    (v)  the  adoption, issuance, rescission, modification or terms of any
     6  executive order issued by the chief executive officer of a municipality;
     7  and
     8    (vi) the adoption or rejection of any rule, regulation, or  resolution
     9  having  the  force  and  effect of a local law, ordinance, resolution or
    10  regulation.
    11    (b) Advertising shall mean any promotional activity or public  service
    12  announcement  that requires the purchase of media space, including tele-
    13  vision airtime, radio airtime, internet media space, billboards, newspa-
    14  per space, magazine space or any private publication which requires  the
    15  expenditure of any public funds.
    16    3.  The  authority  and  its  service providers shall prepare separate
    17  reports to include the following information:
    18    (a) For lobbying, such report shall include, but not  be  limited  to:
    19  the  name  of the trustee, employee of the authority or service provider
    20  engaging in lobbying; the name of the public official or public employee
    21  that the trustee lobbied; the date and time of the meeting  or  communi-
    22  cation;  the  subject matter discussed, and any expenses incurred by the
    23  authority or its service provider  for  travel,  lodging,  or  meals  in
    24  connection with such lobbying.
    25    (b) For advertising, such report shall include, but not be limited to,
    26  itemization  of  any  public  funds spent on advertising and information
    27  pertaining to the advertising marketing plan including measurable  goals
    28  and objectives for the advertising campaign.
    29    §  2.  Section 1020-ll of the public authorities law, as renumbered by
    30  chapter 520 of the laws of 2018, is renumbered section 1020-zz.
    31    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.