The New York Public Interest Research Group delivered its second testimony before the state Public Campaign Financing Commission on Tuesday.

This time the good government group focused on recommendations limiting the role of lobbyists is a reformed system. NYPIRG made a number of recommendations including asking the commission toend the practice of making campaign contributions during the state legislative session.

“There is nothing more unsettling for those of us who believe in democracy and representative government than lobbyist forking over campaign dollars to elected officials at night while they ask for favors during the day,” Executive Director Blair Horner said.

The organization also recommended lobbyist be treated differently than others under a new public finance system. Horner said, like in New York City’s system, contributions from anyone doing business with the state should not be matched by public funds.

NYPIRG also believes those individuals and entities should be subject to lower contributions. It recommended those contributions only allowed to be made within the district where the lobbyist lives.

Another recommendations suggested the commission address the practice of “bundling.” Horner said some lobbying firms magnify their influence by aggregating checks from clients, family and others.

“New Yorkers deserve to know which interests have bought access to their elected officials; complete disclosure of bundling is the only way for them to do so,” Horner said.

The group called for an additional campaign finance reporting period from January 1 through March 31, as well. NYPIRG reiterated it believes the commission should use New York City’s program, which matches small dollar donations 6-1 with public funds, as a roadmap for its own system and avoid getting “distracted by other, unrelated election law issues.”

The commission report is due in December.