"We’ve been clear in our support for this legislation, however, more than 900 bills passed both houses of the Legislature this session and each one is closely reviewed by our Counsel’s office to ensure that they are drafted correctly and do what they say they do," Rich Azzopardi, a senior adviser to Cuomo, told NBC News in a statement. "That said, we anticipate taking action on these bills soon."
Regarding the tax bill, a decision on signing it could come as soon as Wednesday. Sponsors of the pardon bill did not have an update on whether it would reach the governor's desk.
The tax legislation would amend state law, making it easier for New York to turn over the state tax returns of certain public office-holders, along with entities those people control or have a large stake in, that are requested by the leaders of the three congressional tax-writing committees.
The moves by the Democratically controlled state Legislature in Trump's home state were seen as a clear shot at the president, who has refused to release his tax returns and has spoken about the possibility of pardoning those accused or convicted of crimes stemming from former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
The pardon bill, meanwhile, got a boost last month when the Supreme Court declined to change a longstanding rule saying someone being tried for the same crime more than once does not violate the Constitution's double jeopardy protection.