Research

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of archival copies of the publicly accessible Web site of the New York State Legislative Ethics Commission.

B2283-10: This accretion consists of a copy of the Legislative Ethics Commission site produced on December 20, 2010 shortly before Governor David A. Paterson (2008-2010) left office. It contains information about the history and mission of the commission, a list of commission members, and forms and instructions for legislators, legislative employees, and candidates for legislative office. Also present are an annual report (2009) and advisory opinions concerning outside business activities, post-employment restrictions, and attendance at events at which food, beverages, or entertainment is provided. Of particular note is a Notice of Reasonable Cause (2010) concluding that former Senator Hiram Monserrate had improperly solicited contributions to his legal defense fund from several "individuals and entities that had business interests in" his work as a senator.