Issues: Rules

April 20, 2009
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Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Talks about Reform in Senate Session

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith Talks about Reform in Senate Session

April 3, 2009
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Third Meeting of the Rules Reform Committee

The Temporary Committee on Rules Reform was created at the beginning of the 2009 session to return New York State government to its rightful owner: the people. In a bipartisan effort, Co-Chairs David Valesky and John Bonacic have been spearheading a series of public hearings to solicit input from the public on changes that should be made in the way the State Senate operates.

The Rules Reform Committee met for a final time today to discuss the remaining open items on the agenda. Watch the video from the meeting below, or see the attachment for the minutes.

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March 25th, 2009 Rules Reform Committee Meeting Minutes

March 25, 2009
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Second Meeting of the Rules Reform Committee

The Temporary Committee on Rules Reform was created at the beginning of the 2009 session to return New York State government to its rightful owner: the people. In a bipartisan effort, Co-Chairs David Valesky and John Bonacic have been spearheading a series of public hearings to solicit input from the public on changes that should be made in the way the State Senate operates.

The Rules Reform Committee met for a second time today. Watch the video from the meeting below, or see the attachment for the minutes.

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March 24th, 2009 Rules Reform Committee Meeting Minutes

March 24, 2009
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First Meeting of the Rules Reform Committee

The Temporary Committee on Rules Reform was created at the beginning of the 2009 session to return New York State government to its rightful owner: the people. In a bipartisan effort, Co-Chairs David Valesky and John Bonacic have been spearheading a series of public hearings to solicit input from the public on changes that should be made in the way the State Senate operates.

The Rules Reform Committee met today to push forward on the Senate's reform agenda. Watch the video from the meeting below, or see the attachment for the minutes.

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March 18th, 2009 Rules Reform Committee Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2009
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J. Bonacic</a></span></div>
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class="field-content"
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href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/neil-d-breslin"
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D. Breslin</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
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class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/david-carlucci"
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Carlucci</a></span></div>
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class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/martin-malave-dilan"
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Malavé Dilan</a></span></div>
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href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/adriano-espaillat"
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Espaillat</a></span></div>
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T. Farley</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-j-flanagan"
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J. Flanagan</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/michael-gianaris"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Michael
Gianaris</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
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Hannon</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
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href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/ruth-hassell-thompson"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Ruth
Hassell-Thompson</a></span></div>
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/liz-krueger"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Liz
Krueger</a></span></div>
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<li class="views-row views-row-12 views-row-even"
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
href="http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/william-j-larkin-jr"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">William
J. Larkin Jr.</a></span></div>
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Betty
Little</a></span></div>
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
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L Marcellino</a></span></div>
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 102, 153); font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;">Velmanette
Montgomery</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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F. Nozzolio</a></span></div>
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<div class="views-field-title"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
class="field-content"
style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><span
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style="border: 0px none ; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; background: transparent none repeat scroll 0%; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; -moz-background-clip: initial; -moz-background-origin: initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: initial;"><a
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Fourth and Final Rules Reform Hearing in Long Island

The Rules Reform Committee held its fourth and final public hearing in Long Island, opening up a conversation with New Yorkers about reform at the Senate. The hearing was the last in a series held across the state. Findings from the hearing will be used as the Rules Reform Committee compiles its recommendations about how the Senate should move forward on this key issue.

February 27, 2009
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Third Rules Reform Hearing in New York City

The Rules Reform Committee held its third public hearing in New York City, opening up a conversation with New Yorkers about reform at the Senate. Findings from these hearings will be used as the Rules Reform Committee compiles its recommendations about how the Senate should move forward on this key issue.

February 26, 2009
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Second Rules Reform Hearing in Albany

The Rules Reform Committee held its second public hearing in Albany, opening up a conversation with New Yorkers about reform at the Senate. Findings from the hearing will be used as the Rules Reform Committee compiles its recommendations about how the Senate should move forward on this key issue.

February 10, 2009
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First Rules Reform Hearing in Syracuse

The Rules Reform Committee held its first public hearing in Syracuse, opening up a conversation with New Yorkers about reform at the Senate. The hearing was the first in a series to be held across the state. Findings from the hearing will be used as the Rules Reform Committee compiles its recommendations about how the Senate should move forward on this key issue.

February 6, 2009
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