News & Reports
New Legislation (effective January 1, 2013)
Project Sunlight, a component of the Public Integrity Reform Act of 2011 (Ch. 399, Part A, §4, L. 2011), is an online database that provides the public with an opportunity to see what entities and individuals are interacting with government decision-makers at the various State entities. Effective January 1, 2013, State entities (including SUNY & SUNY State-operated campuses) are required to report to the OGS database 'appearances' by individuals/firms who 'appear' before State decision-makers or persons who advise decision-makers. The Project Sunlight database, hosted by the NYS Office of General Services, aggregates the inputted data and and makes it available to the public for viewing on the Project Sunlight website (not yet available).
More information about this new requirement can be found on the SUNY Compliance website under: Project Sunlight NYS Law.