2006 New York Code - Disclosure In Certain Applications.

    §  809.  Disclosure  in  certain  applications.  1. Every application,
  petition or request submitted  for  a  variance,  amendment,  change  of
  zoning,  approval  of  a  plat,  exemption  from a plat or official map,
  license or permit, pursuant to the provisions of  any  ordinance,  local
  law, rule or regulation constituting the zoning and planning regulations
  of  a  municipality  shall  state the name, residence and the nature and
  extent of the interest of any state officer or any officer  or  employee
  of  such municipality or of a municipality of which such municipality is
  a  part,  in  the  person,  partnership  or  association   making   such
  application,  petition  or request (hereinafter called the applicant) to
  the extent known to such applicant.
    2. For the purpose of this section an officer  or  employee  shall  be
  deemed  to  have  an  interest  in the applicant when he, his spouse, or
  their brothers, sisters, parents, children, grandchildren, or the spouse
  of any of them
    (a) is the applicant, or
    (b) is an officer, director, partner or employee of the applicant, or
    (c) legally or beneficially owns or  controls  stock  of  a  corporate
  applicant or is a member of a partnership or association applicant, or
    (d)  is  a  party  to  an agreement with such an applicant, express or
  implied, whereby he may receive any payment or other benefit, whether or
  not for services rendered, dependent or contingent  upon  the  favorable
  approval of such application, petition or request.
    3.  In the county of Nassau the provisions of subdivisions one and two
  of this section shall also apply to a party officer.    "Party  officer"
  shall  mean  any  person  holding  any  position  or  office, whether by
  election,  appointment  or  otherwise,  in  any  party  as  defined   by
  subdivision four of section two of the election law.
    4.  Ownership of less than five per cent of the stock of a corporation
  whose stock is listed on the New York or American Stock Exchanges  shall
  not constitute an interest for the purposes of this section.
    5.  A  person  who  knowingly  and intentionally violates this section
  shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

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