NYS Now Has Political Disclosure Law

New York now requires political consultants to disclose the names of their clients and the public officials who they also work for.

The new rules state that individuals who provide political consulting services to elected officials or persons seeking office, and have clients that do business with New York State government, are required to file disclosure statements twice a year.

The regulations will go into effect on January 18, 2017.

Authorities say the new disclosure regulations increase public awareness and transparency by requiring political consultants to identify their clients and describe the services provided.