Issues: Legislature

Proposed Redistricting Reforms/Legislation

Senators Dilan, Valesky, Robach, Bonacic and Governor Andrew Cuomo have introduced a bi-partisan group of measures to reform the redistricting process. Below is a summary of these bills.

Bill S.3419 - 2011 (Rules Committee) Governor Program Bill

Type: Legislative law creating a independent redistricting commission.

January 3, 2011
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2011 Redistricting Frequently Asked Questions

Some common questions about the Redistricting process?

1. What role do U.S. Census figures play in redistricting?

2. What is redistricting?

3. What is reapportionment?

4. What requirements must the legislature follow?

5. What is the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and reapportionment (LATFOR)?

6. How the bill becomes law.

7. What about an independent redistricting commission?

8. When will it take effect?

9. Why should I care?

10. How can I get involved?

11. How can I get redistricting data?

 

1. What role do U.S. Census figures play in redistricting?

January 3, 2011
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Redistricting Background

The Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment was established by Chapter 45 of the New York State Laws of 1978 to research and study the techniques and methodologies used by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of the Census in carrying out the decennial federal census. The Task Force aids the Legislature by maintaining computer systems, developing databases, conducting hearings and developing Senate, Assembly and Congressional redistricting plans. LATFOR also conducts research projects relating to the collection and use of census data and other statistical information. The Task Force consists of six members, including four legislators and two non-legislators.

January 3, 2011
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Redistricting Background

The Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment was established by Chapter 45 of the New York State Laws of 1978 to research and study the techniques and methodologies used by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of the Census in carrying out the decennial federal census. The Task Force aids the Legislature by maintaining computer systems, developing databases, conducting hearings and developing Senate, Assembly and Congressional redistricting plans. LATFOR also conducts research projects relating to the collection and use of census data and other statistical information. The Task Force consists of six members, including four legislators and two non-legislators.

January 3, 2011
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NY Senate Web Analytics 2009-2010 Session Report

This is the report on the New York State Senate’s 2009-2010 web presence. The report spans the period from the launch of NYSenate.gov in May, 2009 until the end of 2010 and attempts to illuminate the response that the Senate has had to it's online work.
January 3, 2011
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A MESSAGE FROM SENATE MAJORITY LEADER DEAN SKELOS

To All New Yorkers,
Welcome to the official web site of the New York State Senate. The new year of 2011 brings important changes and challenges to our State government, and to the State of New York as a whole. 
The members of  the State Senate will be working closely with our new Governor Andrew Cuomo and the members of the New York State Assembly to meet the significant challenges that lie ahead.
The people’s priorities must be our priorities.  That means balancing the state budget, closing the deficit, easing the burden on taxpayers, and doing everything we can to strengthen our economy and create private sector jobs.

December 30, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 12/22/10

Period: 
12/09/2010 - 12/22/2010
Check Date: 
01/05/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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December 28, 2010
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Reform Albany Press Conference in NYC

On Monday, December 20th Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, former Mayor Ed Koch and fellow Senate Democrats called on Republican State Senators to pass a package of reform bills as the first act of business in the New Year. The bills include ethics reform, budget reform, and establishing an independent redistricting commission—reform measures that were a part of former Mayor Ed Koch’s “New York Uprising” reform pledge that was signed by 53 of 62 incoming New York State Senators before the election.

December 21, 2010
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Senate Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment Public Hearing 12/14/2010

Senate Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment Public Hearing 12/14/2010.

December 16, 2010
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A Clear Message for Reform Resonates During First of Scheduled Meetings Seeking Public Involvement in 2012 Redistricting Process

Senator Martin Malavé Dilan, Co-Chair of the Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research and Reapportionment, yesterday conducted the first in a series of public meetings to let the public and stakeholders weigh in on the upcoming 2012 redistricting process prior to the release of official U.S. Census results next week. Yesterday’s meeting in New York was attended by numerous speakers including voting rights advocates, good government groups and civic organizations. Each addressed the need for reforming the redistricting process. 

December 15, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 12/08/10

Period: 
11/25/2010 - 12/08/2010
Check Date: 
12/22/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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December 9, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Senate Session Tuesday, December 7th

I am calling the Senate back into session on Tuesday, December 7th to vote on the proposed reorganization of the New York City Off Track Betting Corporation. I have spoken to our colleagues across the aisle to urge bipartisan cooperation and action on this and other outstanding issues before the state, such as appropriating federal funding to keep our educators working. New York faces extraordinarily difficult times and tough choices, but the decision to meet our obligation and work together should be unanimous. In the past, when Democrats and Republicans have worked together, the results worked for New Yorkers. This week, we must once again push aside partisan divides and unite behind our shared responsibility to put the best interests of the people first.

December 2, 2010
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Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action

Senator Shirley L. Huntley, Chair of Senate Committee on Cities

November, 2010 Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action Update.

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Summary of 2010 Cities Committee Action.pdf

December 1, 2010
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Public Hearing Schedule: December 2010

This is the latest New York State Public Hearing Schedule for December 22, 2010. You can read the document in the embed below or download the file at the bottom of the page.

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PHC December 1, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 3, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 6, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 8, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 10, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 16, 2010.pdf

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PHC December 22, 2010.pdf

December 1, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/27/10

Period: 
10/14/2010 - 10/27/2010
Check Date: 
11/10/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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November 30, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 09/15/10

Period: 
09/02/2010 - 09/15/2010
Check Date: 
09/29/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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November 30, 2010
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Payroll Report - End Date 11/24/10

Period: 
11/11/2010 - 11/24/2010
Check Date: 
12/08/2010

Bi-Weekly report of monies disbursed to Senate employees. The report is issued by the Secretary of the Senate and is available as both a .csv file and it's original PDF format for download at the bottom of the page.

The Report includes fields for the employee name, the employing office, city of employment, the employee title, the employee biweekly or hourly rate (whichever applies), the employee payroll type (see below), the pay period, the pay period's beginning and end date, the check date and the employing legislative entity.

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November 24, 2010
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Letter From Senate Majority Conference Leader re: Extraordinary Session

The following letter regarding the November 29th extraordinary session from Senator John L. Sampson to Senator Dean Skelos was delivered Tuesday afternoon.

Dear Senator Skelos,

November 23, 2010
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Legislative Update with Senator Martin Malave Dilan

New York State Senator Martin Malave Dilan speaks with Kalyn Belsha, former Fellow with the New York State Senate.

Learn more about the senate's fellowship program and eligibility.

November 17, 2010
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