Issues: Rules

Senator Carlucci Informs Small Businesses and Constituents about New York State Register On-line Announcing Advertisements for Bidders/Contractors and Proposed Regulations

     As the newly appointed Chairman of the New York State Senate’s Administrative Regulations Review Commission (ARRC), Senator Carlucci would like to take the opportunity to notify small businesses and constituents that New York State advertisements for bidders and contractors are on-line. In addition, all New York state agency proposed rule makings are located at the same web address.

March 16, 2011
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Senator Carlucci Discusses ARRC

Senator David Carlucci discusses ARRC and his aspirations for the Commission

March 16, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair Monday, March 14, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 14, 3:30 PM - 3:42 PM
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair Tuesday, March 8, 2011 Off The Floor-Room 332 CAP

March 8, 4:15 PM - 4:18 PM
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Senator Krueger Explains Her Anti-Lulu Stance on Capital Tonight

The latest push for reform in Albany dates back to 2004 when the Brennan Center released a report deeming New York’s legislature the most dysfunctional in the nation. Since then, there have been countless calls for change – from ethics reform, to redistricting reform, to campaign finance reform. Friday, Democratic State Senator Liz Krueger weighed in, calling for the elimination of stipends known as lulus, bonuses state lawmakers get for chairing committees and leadership posts.

February 22, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair February 14, 2011 Off the Floor - Room 332 CAP

February 14, 3:20 PM - 3:23 PM
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Senator Krueger to NYT: Public Officials Should Be Held to Higher Standard

Retiring Nicely After Betraying Public’s Trust

By CLYDE HABERMAN

Guy J. Velella, a former state senator from the Bronx who died last week, was bidden farewell at a funeral service on Monday. His legacy, however, lives on. Among other things, Mr. Velella will be remembered for having turned a career of public service into one of public shame by taking bribes and going to jail for his corruption.

He will also be remembered as someone who pocketed public money even after pleading guilty in 2004. Every year, his conscience unburdened, Mr. Velella collected a state pension of more than $75,000. “The law says I’ve earned it,” he told The Daily News a few months ago. “I’m entitled to it. I take it.”

February 1, 2011
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SENATOR SERRANO FIGHTS FOR EQUAL RESOURCES FOR ALL SENATE DISTRICTS

(Albany, NY)- Today Senator Serrano (D-Manhattan/Bronx) expressed his disappointment at the defeat of an Amendment, of which he is the sponsor, that would provide equal allocations to each member of the New York State Senate. These allocations include staff, printed materials, postage, and travel costs.

The amendment has been previously presented by the Republican Conference, and was based on the Minority Report to the Temporary Committee on Rules Reform, which was authored by three Republican Senators. Today the Democratic Conference presented three amendments to Senate Rules, further building on their commitment to enacting significant rules reform within the New York State Senate.

January 31, 2011
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Sen. Espaillat Calls on Attorney General to Issue Opinion on Republican Power Grab in Senate

Today, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D – 31st District) issued a request to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, asking him to offer an official opinion on the Senate Republicans’ attempt to strip the lieutenant governor of a his role as the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

Sen. Espaillat cited the state constitution (Article IV, Section 6), which clearly delineates the lieutenant governor’s role. Sen. Espaillat’s action comes in response to the Senate Republicans’ attempt last week to ram through a bill that Sen. Espaillat believes is unconstitutional.

January 31, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair January 31, 2011 332 CAP

January 31, 3:53 PM - 5:00 PM
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Senate Dems Challenge GOP’s Rule Changes

By Liz Benjamin

Over the past few years, the Senate Democrats became the unwilling poster child for Albany dysfunction – a reputation cemented during the June 2009 coup that shut down state government for an entire month.

When Republicans ousted the Democrats from power last fall, there was an expectation that things in the chamber might return to whatever passes for normal in Albany. After all, the GOP had a lot of experience being in the majority – more than four decades, to be exact – and arguably should at least be able to keep things under control.

January 27, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair January 25, 2011 Room 332 CAP

 

January 25, 3:35 PM - 4:56 PM
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Senator Krueger Speaks on Rules Reform

On Tuesday, January 18th, Senator Krueger held a press conference to unveil a package of rules reform for the New York Senate.

January 25, 2011
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Senate Democrats Push For Reform

By Bill Lambdin

 

ALBANY - Apart from party affiliation, there may be no more decisive factor in determining how the legislature works than its rules.

 

Those rules have been softened in the last couple of years, removing some of the absolute power formerly wielded by the Senate Majority Leader, but there is much more Democrats would like to see put into effect.

 

"Better rules in the legislature will make us more able to solve the problems that we have in the state," said Senator Daniel Squadron (D - Brooklyn/Manhattan). "Getting better rules immediately means that we can immediately start facing the terrible challenges that the state faces."

January 25, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Committee on RulesDean G. SkelosTuesday, January 18th, 2011332 CAP

January 18, 4:07 PM - 4:11 PM
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No Reason to Wait: Senator Krueger & Senate Democrats Introduce Sweeping Bipartisan Rules Reforms

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2011

Katie Kincaid | Kincaid.nysenate@gmail.com | 646-784-0485

 

(Albany, NY) Building on their commitment to immediately adopt Mayor Koch’s reform pledge for independent redistricting, ethics and budget reform, Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) Senate Democrats called on all 62 members to join them in immediately passing a sweeping rules reform resolution that would protect historic reforms passed in the Senate in 2009, and take additional proposals from both Republicans and Democrats to create a more fair, deliberative, and accountable Senate.

 

January 19, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Rules Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Rules Senator Dean G. Skelos, Chair January 24, 2011 Room 332 CAP

Bill reported Direct to 3rd Reading.

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January 24, 3:50 PM - 3:51 PM
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