N.Y. Public Officers Law Section 3-C
Restrictions upon nomination or election to compensated federal, state or local office


1.

For purposes of this section, “candidate” has the meaning set forth in Election Law § 14-100 (Definitions)section 14-100 of the election law.

2.

No commissioner, executive director or other head of any state agency, as that term is defined in paragraph (g) of subdivision one of § 73 (Business or professional activities by state officers and employees and party officers)section seventy-three of this chapter, shall seek nomination or election to any compensated federal, state or local public office, or shall become a candidate for such office, unless such individual first resigns from his or her public employment, or requests and is granted by their appointing authority a leave of absence without pay. Such resignation or leave must commence before such individual engages in any campaign activities, including but not limited to, announcing a candidacy, circulating petitions, soliciting contributions, distributing literature, or taking any other action to actively promote oneself as a candidate for elective office.

Source: Section 3-C — Restrictions upon nomination or election to compensated federal, state or local office, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBO/3-C (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 3-C’s source at nysenate​.gov

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