Issues: Legislature

SENATE MEETS IN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2009

SENATE MEETS IN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2009 (Albany, NY)- The New York State Senate convened in extraordinary session, passing sweeping reforms that deliver wide-ranging relief for millions of New Yorkers.

November 18, 2009
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11/18/2009: Senator Huntley explains her vote on "Leandra's Law"

(S. 66008-Dilan/A. 40008-Weisenberg) The Child Passenger Protection Act was signed into law November 18, 2009 after both the New York State Senate and Assembly passed it unanimously during a Special Session. The bill also called Leandra’s Law, was named after Leandra Rosado who died at the age of 11 as a passenger in a vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Leandra’s father, Lenny Rosado was in attendance when the bill passed the Senate and when Governor Paterson officially signed the bill.

November 18, 2009
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November 18, 11:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings

The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings today released its initial report on the current legislative broadcasts and the expansion of such programming. The complete report is available on the Assembly and Senate websites. 

File: 
joint advisory board report[1].pdf

November 17, 2009
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Senate Meets In Extraordinary Session - Legislative Activity For November 16, 2009

The New York State Senate convened in extraordinary session, passing sweeping reforms that deliver wide-ranging relief for millions of New Yorkers. The legislative package includes increased protections for homeowners and consumers, energy efficiency loans for property owners, and an expansion of health benefits for the uninsured.

November 16, 2009
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Broadcast Board Releases Report, Recommends Transformation Of Legislative Broadcasts Into Independent State Governmental Public Affairs Channel

Effective in January, Existing Legislative Broadcasts to Include all Legislative Hearings and Additional Enhancements

The New York State Legislature Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings today released its initial report on the current legislative broadcasts and the expansion of such programming. The complete report is available on the Assembly and Senate websites. 

November 16, 2009
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Report of the Joint Advisory Board on Broadcast of State Government Proceedings

On October 30, 2009, the Joint Advisory Board released a report to the Legislative Leaders, pursuant to Joint Rule IV. The Joint Advisory Board is Co-Chaired By Senator José M. Serrano and its members include Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins, David J. Valesky and John J. Bonacic.

November 16, 2009
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Session

The New York State Senate will convene in Extraordinary Session at 3 pm at the Capitol in Albany.

November 16, 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Payroll Report - End Date 11/11/09

Period: 
10/29/2009 - 11/11/2009
Check Date: 
11/25/2009

Bi-weekly report of salaries disbursed to Senate employees.

Payroll Types: Regular Annual (RA) - Special Annual (SA) - Temporary (TE: Hourly Rate)


November 10, 2009
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Session: Extraordinary Session - Day 17

The New York State Senate will convene at noon on November 10, 2009 for an "extraordinary session" called by Governor David A. Paterson.

 

November 10, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Senate Unanimously Approves Special Committee Of Inquiry

By unanimous vote, the Senate passed a resolution today approving the Special Committee of Inquiry, chaired by Senator Eric T. Schneiderman,  to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County. The committee’s first official meeting will be held today at 5:00 PM in Capitol Room 124, open press.

The full text of the resolution, offered by Senate Majority Conference Leader John Sampson, is as follows:

November 9, 2009
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Special Committee of Inquiry

By unanimous vote, the Senate passed a resolution today approving the Special Committee of Inquiry, chaired by Senator Eric T. Schneiderman,  to investigate the conduct for which Senator Hiram Monserrate was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Queens County. The committee’s first official meeting will be held today at 5:00 PM in Capitol Room 124, open press. WHAT: First meeting of Special Committee of Inquiry WHERE:  Capitol, Room 124 WHEN: 5:00 PM

November 9, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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November 9, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Public Hearing Schedule: November 2009

November 9, 2009
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Senator Jose M. Serrano And NYS Senate Launch Revolutionary Open Legislation Website At Harlem High School

Today, Senator Jose M. Serrano launched the Senate’s new Open Legislation  website through an interactive presentation to students at the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics. The students participated in the first demonstration of the new, user friendly search engine which allows individuals to easily search, navigate, share and comment on all Senate legislation. 

November 5, 2009
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Payroll Report - End Date 10/28/09

Period: 
10/15/2009 - 10/28/2009
Check Date: 
11/11/2009

Bi-weekly report of salaries disbursed to Senate employees.

Pay Basis: Regular Annual (RA) - Special Annual (SA) - Temporary (TE: Hourly Rate)

October 29, 2009
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The Fog of Ethics in Albany

Feature article in the New York Times

Extortion, bribery, racketeering — those are just some of the crimes that have sent members of the New York State Legislature to jail in the last five years. The good news is that the authorities caught up with them. The bad news is how easily and how long they were able to exploit the system, and New York’s long-suffering citizens, before they were caught.

October 27, 2009
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Larkin Attends Inaugural Meeting Of BiPartisan Delegation Of Hudson Valley Senators

In an effort to ensure the Hudson Valley is fairly represented in all legislative matters, local Senators have formed a bipartisan delegation to make sure the needs and concerns of residents are heard in Albany.

This new delegation, which will be co-chaired by Senators Thomas Morahan and Jeffrey Klein, will ensure that legislative leaders have a firm understanding of what is important to the Hudson Valley when addressing legislative and budget issues.

October 26, 2009
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The Villager: Duane decries dysfunction of Albany at town hall

By Patrick Hedlund 

September 23, 2009

After spending what he admitted was a “despicable” summer in Albany, state Senator Thomas Duane, speaking earlier this month, expressed confidence that votes on same-sex marriage and rent reforms could come as soon as the end of the month, despite the likely political wrangling that would occur when lawmakers returned to session.

October 23, 2009
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Special Committe of Inquiry Retains Chief Counsel

(New York, NY)- Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of the Special Committee of Inquiry, announced today the Senate has retained Daniel R. Alonso, a partner at the law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP to serve as special counsel.

October 22, 2009
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