Donors to political campaigns in New York state would be required to disclose their employer under legislation that could advance this week in the state Senate. 

At the same time, lawmakers are also weighing new limits for companies that have business or potential business before the state. 

Both measures are set to be considered by the state Senate's Elections Committee on Tuesday. 

The proposals come as New York is making significant changes to how campaigns are funded in state elections: Starting this election cycle, campaigns will be eligible to receive public money matched by low-dollar donations. 

New York state's politics have long been criticized by ethics watchdogs for sky-high contribution limits over concerns the contributions could lead to an influence on public policy. Good-government organizations, however, want to go further with how campaign finances are regulated. 

Donors who give $100 or more to a candidate for state office would be required to disclose their employer. Similar rules exist on the federal level as well as in New York City elections. 

"The Legislature should pass this bill because it will shine a brighter light on campaign contributors, allowing for more scrutiny of those seeking to influence state government, including lobbyists, contractors, and others," the group Reinvent Albany wrote in a memorandum of support for the measure. 

Separately, another measure would ban contributions from executives or the owners of companies who have contracts or pending business before the state of $100,000 or more. Currently, owners and executives may give up to $18,000 to candidates for governor.