DO YOU HAVE A PROHIBITED INTEREST IN A CONTRACT WITH A MUNICIPALITY?

The New York State ethics law, found in Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, prohibits officers and employees of municipalities in New York State from having an interest in a contract with the municipality if the officer or employee, in his or her official capacity, has any control over that contract, with certain exceptions. Even if the interest is not prohibited, it may still need to be publicly disclosed. Unfortunately, determining whether one has a prohibited interest in a contract can be quite complicated. By leading you through a series of yes/no questions, this interactive program will enable you to make that determination simply and easily.

Do I Have a Prohibited Interest in a Contract?

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