Senate Finance Committee Chairman John DeFrancisco this afternoon said the GOP conference was close to an agreement with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on new disclosure requirements in the state budget.

“What’s on the table is not satisfactory,” he said. “What we discussed today is a possible solution to the disclosure issue. Again, we still need something in writing.”

DeFrancisco, a Syracuse Republican, indicated to reporters that multiple drafts on disclosure have been passed back and forth between lawmakers in the Senate and the governor’s office.

“There’s a framework, but we’ve seen and the governor has seen situations where we think we have ideas we agree to but someone doesn’t believe it accurately reflects what was agreed to,” DeFrancisco said. “It’s not a situation that some thought it was, it’s not going to blow up an on-time budget.”

DeFrancisco indicated that one possible compromise on disclosure for outside legal clients would be to have state lawmakers reveal only those who have business before the state.

“We’re trying to narrow the necessary disclosure,” he said, adding, “The real issue is what has to be disclosed.”

Updated: Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, notes DeFrancisco’s statements on a potential deal are already enshrined in law (At this point, entities with business before the state disclose, not lawmakers).

“What’s being reported that Senator DeFrancisco is describing is not disclosure, it is current law,” DeRosa said. “As the Governor has said, he will not enact a budget that doesn’t include an ethics package with real disclosure of legislator’s outside income, and he meant it.”

Cuomo has previously reached an agreement with Assembly Democrats on ethics legislation that would create new disclosure requirements, campaign finance regulations and travel reimbursement reform.

But a deal with the Senate, where a number of lawmakers are lawyers who work for law firms that represent clients with interests before state, has been more difficult to reach for Cuomo.

An ethics agreement with the Senate would be one of the final puzzle pieces in order to achieve a broader deal on the state budget, which is due on Tuesday.

Cuomo has pledged to hold up an agreement if ethics legislation is not included, a promise he made last month following the arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on corruption charges.

Lawmakers in both chambers are still sorting out Cuomo’s education proposals, which may include the creation of a commission to enact reforms.

“Neither the governor the Senate has raised our hands and said enough is enough,” DeFrancisco said. “As long as we keep talking, there’s hope it will get done.”