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Additional Information for Filers

Proof of a Corporate Filing Resources
The Lobbying Bureau only accepts a “proof of a corporate filing” to verify an entity’s legal name during the enrollment process. Please review the  Announcement Regarding Changes in the Enrollment Procedure of November 3, 2011 for a complete description of a proof of a corporate filing. Examples of a proof of corporate filing include the print out from the department of state website of the state in which the entity was incorporated (or equivalent government agency from a foreign jurisdiction). Such print out may be found at the following websites:

New York State Department of State: Division of Corporations business entity search for proof of a corporate filing for enrollment purposes:
https://appext20.dos.ny.gov/corp_public/corpsearch.entity_search_entry

State of Delaware Department of State: Division of Corporations business entity search for proof of a corporate filing for enrollment purposes:
https://icis.corp.delware.gov/Ecorp/EntitySearch/NameSearch.aspx

Department of Investigation
Local Law 15 of 2006 dictates that any "willful" violation of the Lobbying Law be referred to the Department of Investigation (DOI) for further inquiry.  The website of the Lobby Law Unit of DOI is located at: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/doi/contact/contact-doi.page

Conflict of Interest Board
Local Law 16 of 2006 prohibits lobbyists from making gifts to public servants.  This law is enforced by the Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB).  Information pertaining to this law can be found on COIB's website located at: http;//www.nyc.gov/html/conflicts/html/contacts/contact.shtml

Campaign Finance Board
Local Law 17 of 2006 provides that campaign contributions of registered lobbyists are ineligible for taxpayer-financed public matching funds.  This law is enforced by the Campaign Finance Board (CFB).  Information pertaining to this law can be found on the CFB's website located at: http://nyccfb.info

The Lobbying Commission
Local Law 15 of 2006 mandates that the Mayor and the City Council shall jointly appoint a commission to review and evaluate the activities and performance of the City Clerk in implementing the Lobbying Law.  The Commission, appointed in 2011, is charged with recommending changes to strengthen the administration and enforcement of the Lobbying Law.  The Lobby Commission website is located at http://www.nyc.gov/html/lobby/html/home/home.shtml

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