On January 9, 2013, Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) was reappointed Chairman of the New York State Senate Finance Committee by Senate Republican Leader Dean G. Skelos and Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein.
“I am honored that I have been reappointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee,” said Senator DeFrancisco. “Through bi-partisan cooperation, we have made great strides in our state, although there is still much more work to be done. I am excited to continue working hard with Governor Cuomo, Senator Skelos, and Senator Klein toward the passage of another on-time budget that serves the interests of all New Yorkers.”
In this powerful committee, Senator DeFrancisco, again, will play a significant role in reviewing the Governor’s proposed budget, conducting the legislative budget hearings, and developing the Senate Republican Conference’s priorities for the State Budget. The Finance Committee will examine appropriations and disbursements for each agency included in the budget.
The Senate Finance Committee is also responsible for reviewing bills or resolutions that provide for an appropriation. In addition, the Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations sent by the Governor for appointments, and moving the nominations to the full Senate.