Pre-session Press Briefing Regarding Historic Legislative Rules Reforms At 2:15 PM

Malcolm A. Smith

January 12, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and Members to Hold Press Conference Immediately Following Session


Austin Shafran, Press Secretary to State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith will hold a pre-session press briefing at 2:15 PM to discuss an historic rules reform package being proposed by resolution today.  These reforms are the first steps being takenby the new Majority to fundamentally change the Chamber to create a more openand deliberative body.  If passed, they will be the first substantive changes to Senate floor and committee operationsin decades. 

A press conference with Senator Smith and members, as well as representatives of good government groups will take place immediately following the close ofsession at approximately 4:30 to 5 PM. 


Press Briefing: Monday, January 12 @ 2:15 PM 

Press Conference: Monday, January 12 @ approx. 4:30 – 5 PM 



Press Briefing: Outside of Room 334, 3rd Floor, Capitol 

Press Conference: Senate Majority Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Capitol 



Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith and other members 

Representatives of good government groups