• New York Enacts Legislation Amending Procurement Lobbying Laws
  • April 1, 2010 | Authors: Mark F. Glaser; Joshua L. Oppenheimer
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Albany Office
  • At the close of the 2005 Legislative Session, sweeping legislation was enacted that would significantly impact all entities that seek to do business with governmental agencies in New York State. Chapter 1 of 2005 amended the Lobbying Act and the State Finance Law (SFL), changing how companies and individuals are able to influence governmental procurements by the State and certain local governments. Since then, New York State has imposed a strict procurement lobbying law on the contracting community and governmental agencies.