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District Attorney Pay Raises, PAID BY THE COUNTIES,
Arising from Judicial Salary Raises


click here for:
statutory link between judicial salaries & D.A. salaries; reimbursements to counties

COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS OF LESS THAN 40,000

ESSEX COUNTY – 39,370
SCHOHARIE COUNTY – 32,749
SENECA COUNTY – 32,251
LEWIS COUNTY – 27,087
YATES COUNTY – 25,348
SCHUYLER COUNTY – 18,343
HAMILTON COUNTY – 4,836

 

On this topic, watch these 2 videos --

 
** VIDEO of CJA's oral testimony
at the Legislature's January 30, 2017 budget hearing
on "local gov't officials/general gov't

VIDEO of CJA's oral testimony
at the Legislature's February 6, 2013 budget hearing
on “public protection”

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District Attorney Salary Reimbursement to the Counties
(It's in the Aid to Localities Budget Bill --
and is "notwithstanding" what the Judiciary Law & County Law provide
)

FISCAL YEAR 2011-12: $2,282,000
FISCAL YEAR 2012-13: $2,812,000 -- plus $700,000
FISCAL YEAR 2013-14: $3,862,000
FISCAL YEAR 2014-15: $4,212,000
FISCAL YEAR 2015-16: $4,212,000
FISCAL YEAR 2016-17: $4,212,000
 
FISCAL YEAR 2017-18: $4,212,000
FISCAL YEAR 2018-19: $4,212,000
FISCAL YEAR 2019-20: $4,212,000 
FISCAL YEAR 2020-21: $4,212,000


Here's the "Plan"

D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2014-15
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2015-16
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2016-17

D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2017-18
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2018-19
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2019-20

 

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CJA's FOIL REQUESTS PERTAINING TO D.A. SALARY REIMBURSEMENT
& THE AID TO LOCALITIES BUDGET BILLS
- 2016-2020

starting with:
The 3 FOIL requests discussed by CJA in testifying
at the Legislature's January 30, 2017 budget hearing --

each part of the 10th cause of action
of
the
September 2, 2016 verified complaint in CJA's 2nd citizen-taxpayer action

#1 
(Ex I-1 to Sept. 2, 2016 verified complaint)
CJA's July 11, 2016 FOIL request
to Criminal Justice Services & Division of the Budget
--
    

“The ‘plan’ to reimburse counties not covered by Judiciary Law §183-a for district attorney salaries:
fiscal years 2016-17, 2015-16, and 2014-15”
 

                   
Division of Criminal Justice Services
July 15, 2016 acknowledgment
August 12, 2016 extension
October 26, 2016 extension  
November 10, 2016 extension 
December 12, 2016 extension
January 27, 2017 response letter
Attachments:

(i) 
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2016-17
(ii) Statewide Financial System Records
here-2014-15,
here-2014-15,
here-2014-15
,
here-2014-15,
here-2015-16,
here-2015-16 

(iii)
D.A. salary reimbursement plans: 2014-15; 2015-16; 2016-17
              

Division of the Budget 
July 25, 2016 acknowledgment 
October 27, 2016 extension 
December 22, 2016 extension 
January 27, 2017 response
Attachments:
(i)
DA. salary reimbursement plan 2016-17
(ii) Statewide Financial System Records
here-2014-15,
here-2014-15,
here-2014-15,
here-2014-15,
here-2015-16,
here-2015-15
(iii) 
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2014-15; & 2015-16; & 2016-17

#2
(Ex. J-1 to Sept. 2, 2016 verified complaint)
CJA's July 13, 2016 FOIL request to Comptroller --
"
State Aid to the Counties for District Attorney Salaries
for Calendar Years 2010-2016”
 

 Comptroller's July 20, 2016 acknowledgment letter

Comptroller's July 22, 2016 responding letter
"unable to locate any records that satisfy your request"

 

#3  
(Ex. K to Sept. 2, 2016 verified complaint)
CJA's September 1, 2016 FOIL request
to Division of Budget Director; Comptroller, Senate, Assembly, Criminal Justice Services
--
"Director of the Budget's certificate of approval of the Division of Criminal Justice Services' budget for fiscal year 2016-2017, contained in Aid to Localities Budget Bill #S.6403-d/A.9003-d -- & any certification by the Division of Criminal Justice Services of its own budget"

Legislature
Senate's September 9, 2016 e-mail -- "no documents / records"

Assembly's September 9, 2016 letter -- "no records"


Division of the Budget
September 9, 2016 letter
October 7, 2016 extension
December 22, 2016 extension
November 10, 2017 response
    
enclosure #1   enclosure #2

Comptroller
September 12, 2016 letter
October 11, 2016 extension

Division of Criminal Justice Services
September 7, 2016 e-mail acknowledgment 
October 5, 2016 extension
November 10, 2016 extension
December 10, 2016 extension
February 14, 2017 extension
March 21, 2017 extension
May 18, 2017 extension
June 29, 2017 extension
November 13, 2017 response -- "no records"

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CJA's July 14, 2016 FOIL request
to NY's 56 counties whose judicially-linked D.A. salaries are paid from their county budgets
--
"Salaries & Other 'Compensation & Non-Salary Benefits' --
for District Attorneys and Other Full-Time Elected County Officers"

CJA's August 8, 2016 FOIL request
to NY's 62 counties whose judicially-linked D.A. salaries are paid from their county budgets --

"State Aid for District Attorney Salaries"

CJA's October 7, 2016 FOIL request
to Gov, Senate & Assembly
--

"chapter amendment to the 2016-17 State Budget referred-to by Resolutions #382-2016 & #381-2016
of the Lewis County Board of Legislators, adopted October 4, 2016"

Assembly's October 14, 2016 response & enclosure

See: A.10152    S.7408

Senate's October 17, 2016 response
"no agreed to chapter amendment related to the issue in question"

Governor's October 17, 2016 acknowledgment 

Governor's November 4, 2016 response
"does not possess records responsive to your request"

CJA's January 25, 2018 FOIL request
to Division of Criminal Justice Services & Division of the Budget
 --
"The 'plan' for reimbursement to counties for district attorney salaries –
and the dollar reimbursement for each county:
 
(1)   Governor Cuomo’s Aid to Localities Budget Bill for fiscal year 2018-2019:  #S.7503/A.9503;
(2) 
 
Governor Cuomo’s Aid to Localities Budget Bill for fiscal year 2017-2018:  #S.2003-D/A.3003-D

Governor Cuomo's Aid to Localities Budget Bill #S.7503/A.9503

Division of Criminal Justice Services
February 1, 2018 acknowledgment
May 24, 2018 response
 attachment:
D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2017-2018

Division of the Budget
February 7, 2018 acknowledgment


CJA's February 27, 2019 FOIL request
to Criminal Justices Service & Division of the Budget
 --
"Plan for State Reimbursement to Counties for District Attorney Salaries
for Fiscal Year 2018-2019"


Criminal Justice Services
March 6, 2019 acknowledgment

April 5, 2019 extension
April 12, 2019 response &
attached D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2018-2019

Division of the Budget
March 6, 2019 acknowledgement
April 12, 2019 response &
attached D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2018-2019



CJA's January 29, 2020 FOIL request
to Division of Criminal Justice Services & Division of the Budget --
"The 'plan' for reimbursement to the counties for district attorney salaries --
and the dollar reimbursement for each county: Governor Cuomo's enacted Aid to Localities Bill for fiscal year 2019-2020: #S.1503-D/A.2003-D"

Division of Criminal Justice Services:
February 4, 2020 acknowledgment
March 5, 2020 extension
March 18, 2020 response
& attached D.A. salary reimbursement plan -- 2019-2020

Division of the Budget:
February 6, 2020 acknowledgment
March 6, 2020 extension

 

CJA's July 1, 2020 FOIL request
to Division of Criminal Justice Services & Division of the Budget
--
"The 'plan' for reimbursement to the counties for district attorney salaries --
and the dollar reimbursement for each county: Governor Cuomo's enacted Aid to Localities Bill for fiscal year 2020-2021: #S.7503-C/A.9503-C"

Division of Criminal Justice Services:
August 5, 2020 acknowledgment
August 7, 2020 response



click here for:
Legislature's incompetent D.A. salary reimbursement legislation


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D.A. salaries in counties (outside NYC) with populations over 500,000,
linked to S. Ct. salaries:
 

$136,700 salary prior to March 31, 2012

As a result of the fraudulent
Aug 29, 2011 report of Commission on Judicial Compensation
April 1, 2012 -- $160,000
April 1, 2013 -- $167,000
April 1, 2014 -- $174,000
April 1, 2015 -- $174,000

As a result of the fraudulent
Dec 24, 2015 report of Commission on Legislative, Judicial & Executive Compensation
April 1, 2016 -- $193,000
April 1, 2017 -- $194,900
April 1, 2018 -- $208,000
April 1, 2019 -- $210,900

D.A. salaries in counties with populations over 100,000
OR, if under 100,000, with full-time D.A.s, linked to County Ct. salaries

Some variations, but here's an example

Increase in D.A. salaries as a result of the fraudulent
Aug 29, 2011 report of Commission on Judicial Compensation
April 1, 2012 -- $147,100 
April 1, 2013 -- $153,500
April 1, 2014 -- $159,900
April 1, 2015 -- $159,900

As a result of the fraudulent
Dec 24, 2015 report of Commission on Legislative, Judicial & Executive Compensation
April 1, 2016 -- $183,400
April 1, 2017 -- $185,200
April 1, 2018 -- $197,600
April 1, 2019 -- $200,400

 

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CJA's February 15, 2019 FOIL request
to Senate & Assembly
 --

"Oversight hearings of NYS' district attorneys & of their salaries & 'state aid'/
reimbursement to the counties by any Senate and Assembly committee, in the past 40 years"

Senate's February 25, 2019 response

Assembly's February 25, 2019 response

 

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