The commission determining the future of the state’s election and campaign finance laws will produce independent decisions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters in New York City on Tuesday.

“I’m not going to tell the commission what to do,” Cuomo said.

The commission, which held its first public hearing in Manhattan today, was created by lawmakers and Cuomo to develop the specifics of a system of publicly financed campaigns. Its report, due Dec. 1, has the force of law unless lawmakers return before the legislative session begins to change it.

The panel is composed of appointees of the governor and the legislative leaders.

But the commission, Cuomo acknowledged, also has a “broad mandate on electoral policies” as minor parties like the Conservative and Working Families parties fret the commission could alter fusion voting, the practice of candidates running on multiple ballot lines.

The Working Families Party, in particular, has sought to pre-emptively push back against efforts to change fusion voting. The WFP last year initially endorsed the governor’s primary opponent Cynthia Nixon. After Cuomo won the Democratic Party, the WFP endorsed him and he ran for re-election with their line.

“I have benefited from fusion voting in the past,” Cuomo said. “Many elected officials have. I’ve run on multiple party lines, so I’ve participated in it. I don’t have any recommendations to the commission. They should use their own independent judgment.”

WFP supporters have urged the commission to focus on a narrow purview: Public financing of campaigns.

“They have a legislative mandate on what they can look at in the commission,” Cuomo said. “I’m sure they’re sticking to that legislative mandate.”