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Advisory Opinion Requests

The Board issues advisory opinions interpreting the Act and Rules upon written request. The Board issues an opinion or otherwise responds in writing to each request within 30 days. For requests received less than thirty days before a city election, the Board issues an opinion or otherwise responds in writing within ten days, to the extent practicable.

Date Received Requester Advisory Opinion
08/13/2013 Squadron for New York 2013-3
05/28/2013 New Yorkers for de Blasio 2013-2
05/20/2013 New Yorkers for de Blasio
05/14/2012 SEIU Local 32BJ 2012-1
04/13/2012 SEIU Local 32BJ 2012-1
09/16/2010 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Application of doing business contribution limits to undeclared candidates 2010-3
02/04/2010 Considered by the Board sua sponte: General requirements under the Campaign Finance Act, and requirements to participate in the Campaign Finance Program, applicable to candidates in a 2010 Special Election for City Council. 2010-2
11/30/2009 Laurence D. Laufer 2010-1
08/03/2009 John C. Liu 2009-6
07/10/2009 Green for New York 2009-7
06/26/2009 Gioia for New York 2009-5
03/31/2009 New Yorkers for Thompson 2009-4
12/22/2008 Peter F. Vallone, Jr. 2009-2
10/17/2008 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Additional request for comments concerning implications of extending term limits 2008-7
01/01/0001 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Implications of extending term limits
07/01/2008 Melinda Katz 2008-5
06/20/2008 Anthony D. Weiner 2008-6
04/10/2008 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Exempt expenditures for post-election audit 2008-4
04/10/2008 Considered by the Board sua sponte: 2008A Special Election 2008-3
04/10/2008 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Speaker's Race 2008-2
03/13/2008 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Threshold 2008-1
11/17/2007 Peter F. Vallone, Jr. 2007-6
06/25/2007 Eric Gioia 2007-5
03/07/2007 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Permissible uses of campaign funds 2007-3
02/08/2007 Considered by the Board sua sponte: Delivery of mass mailings 2007-1
01/05/2007 Anthony D. Weiner 2007-4
09/02/2005 Gifford Miller 2005-3
07/01/2005 C. Virginia Fields 2005-2
06/30/2005 Gifford Miller 2005-2
02/23/2005 Gifford Miller 2005-1
02/03/2004 Anthony D. Weiner Withdrawn
06/30/2003 Herman D. Farrell, Jr. 2003-2