March 5, 2020; City & State New York
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is again proposing a law that would require nonprofits and political advocacy organizations to publicly disclose their donors. Gov. Cuomo had proposed a similar law in 2016 that was struck down by Federal Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York, who stated the law was too broad and threatened free speech. Opponents representing nonprofits claim the current iteration of the law would depress charitable giving and also continue to infringe on free speech rights.
Cuomo’s proposal would apply to a number of tax-exempt groups, including 501c3 ch