Background Memorandum on Passage of Bills Passed by the New York State Senate on June 30th, 2009

On June 30, 2009, the New York State Senate convened a regular session at noon. Lisa Copeland, Deputy Journal Clerk of the Senate, identified 31 Democratic members as present in the Senate Chamber, along with Senator Frank Padavan (R-Queens). A quorum being obtained, the Senate proceeded to unanimously pass over 100 critical bills.

For more legal background on the Senate's proceedings on June 30, 2009, please see the attached memorandum produced by Gregory M. Krakower, Director of Senate Policy Group & Special Counsel.