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MOVING TO THE LEGISLATURE --
Voiding the "Force of Law" Judicial Pay Raise Recommendations &
Repealing the Commission Statute, Etc.

 

 

CJA's January 15, 2016 letter to Temporary Senate President John Flanagan
& Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
--

"RE:  IMMEDIATE OVERSIGHT REQUIRED:

              (1) The Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation and its statute-repudiating, fraudulent, and unconstitutional December 24, 2015 Report with “force of law” judicial salary recommendations;
           
(2) The Senate Judiciary Committee’s January 20, 2016 public hearing to confirm the nomination of Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore as New York’s Chief Judge – and the deceptive public notice concealing that oral testimony is restricted to the nominee and bar associations           CJA's transmitting e-mail

                ENCLOSURES
(1) CJA's December 31, 2015 letter to Chief Judge Nominee/Westchester District Attorney DiFiore   
                                                                             -- webpage with substantiating EVIDENCE
(2) CJA's January 11, 2016 e-mail to Senate Judiciary Committee counsel, requesting to testify

(3) Assembly Bill #7997 & its sponsors' memo  
                                                                                                 -- referred-to violated constitutional provisions

(4) Statement of particulars in further support of legislative override of the Commission's judicial pay raise recommendations

                                                

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Temporary Senate President Flanagan's Jan. 6 opening remarks -- 239th Legislative Session
"it's our actions that speak louder than our words...
It is incumbent on every one of us, we have to keep our house in good order...
Let's get to work."

Assembly Speaker Heastie's Jan. 6 opening remarks -- 239th Legislative Session

Senate Minority Leader Stewart-Cousins' Jan. 6 opening remarks -- 239th Legislative Session

Assembly Minority Leader Kolb's Jan. 6 opening remarks -- 239th Legislative Session  & here on Jan. 8

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Here's what we additionally pay them to fulfill their leadership responsibilities
(Legislative Law 5-a: "Allowances for member serving as an officer of either house of
  the legislature or in a special capacity therein")


Temporary Senate President Flanagan -- an added $41,500
Assembly Speaker Heastie -- an added $41,500

Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins -- an added $34,500
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb -- an added $34,500

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Referred-to Relevant Legislative Oversight Committees

Senate

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
Chair: John Bonacic -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Ruth Hassell-Thompson -- an added $11,000
Members: George Amedore, Jr., Tony Avella, Phil Boyle, Neil Breslin, Leroy Comrie, Thomas Croci, Ruben Diaz, Martin Malave Dilan,
Adriano Espaillat, Kemp Hannon, Brad Hoylman, Andrew Lanza, Kenneth Lavalle, Michael Nozzolio,
Thomas O'Mara, Bill Perkins, Michael Ranzenhofer, Diane Savino, Sue Serino, Toby Ann Stavisky, Michael Venditto
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS 
Chair:  Andrew Lanza -- an added $15,000
Ranking Member
: Brad Hoylman -- an added $9,500
            Members:  David Carlucci, Ruben Diaz, Martin J. Golden, Terrence Murphy, Michael Nozzolio,
Thomas O’Mara, Daniel Squadron

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011  2012 2013  2014  2015  
[CJA's Feb. 4, 2016 FOIL/Records Request; Senate Response]

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
ChairCatharine Young -- an added $34,000
Ranking MemberLiz Krueger -- an added $20,500
Members: John Bonacic, Phil Boyle, Neil Breslin, Ruben Diaz, Martin Malave Dilan, Adriano Espaillat,
Hugh Farley, Patrick Gallivan, Martin Golden, Joseph Griffo, Kemp Hannon, Ruth Hassell-Thompson,
Timothy Kennedy, Andrew Lanza, William Larken, Kenneth LaValle, Betty Little, Carl Marcellino,
Kathleen Marchione, Jack Martins, Velmanette Montgomery, Michael Nozzolio, Thomas O'Mara,
Kevin Parker, Jose Peralta, Bill Perkins, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patty Richie, Gustavo Rivera,
Joseph Robach, Diane Savino, James Seward, Daniel Squadron, Toby Ann Stavisky, David Valesky
WHITE BOOK (Majority):    2016  2014 
 BLUE BOOK (Minority):   2016  2015

Assembly

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Chair: Helene Weinstein -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Michael Montesano -- an added $11,000
MembersWilliam Barclay, Edward Braunstein, David Buchwald, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Andy Goodell, Al Graf, Latoya Joyner,
Todd Kaminsky, Charles Lavine, Chad Lupinacci, Anthony Palumbo, Dan Quart, Rebecca Seawright,
Jo Anne Simon, Phil Steck, Matthew Titone, Michele Titus, David Weprin, Kenneth Zebrowski
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
Chair: Crystal Peoples-Stokes -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Janet Duprey -- an added $9,000
Members: Michael Benedetto, Rodneyse Bichotte, Michael Blake, David Buchwald, Erik Dilan,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, Mark Johns, Ron Kim, Kieran Michael Lalor, Michelle Schimel
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
Chair: Ellen Jaffee -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Peter Lawrence -- an added $9,000
MembersMichael Kearns, William Magnarelli,
Michael Montesano, Annette Robinson, Fred Thiele, Jr.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
Chair: Herman Farrell, Jr. -- an added $34,000
Ranking MemberBob Oaks -- an added $20,500
MembersJeffrion Aubrey, William Barclay, Michael Benedetto, Edward Braunstein,
Kevin Cahill, William Colton,Vivian Cook, Jane Corwin, Clifford Crouch, Michael Cusick,
Janet Duprey, Michael Fitzpatrick, David Gantt, Deborah Glick, Stephen Hawley, Earlene Hooper,
Joseph Lentol, Nicole Malliotakis, Margaret Markey, Francisco Moya, Catherine Nolan, Felix Ortiz,
N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow, Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez, Joseph Saladino, Robin Schimminger,
Fred Thiele, Jr., Raymond Walter, Helene Weinstein, David Weprin, Keith Wright
YELLOW BOOK (Majority):   2016   2015   2014
GREEN BOOK (Minority):   2016

 

CJA's January 19, 2016 e-mail to Temporary Senate President Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Heastie, etc. -- "Subject: Tomorrow's SJC hearing on the confirmation of D.A. DiFiore as Chief Judge -- & Request for Deferment of Senate floor proceedings pending a written committee report containing findings of fact and conclusions of law as to the citizen opposition"

CJA's January 15, 2016 e-mail to bar associations

PRESS

January 6, 2016 "Ethics and Corruption Dominate First Day of 2016 Session", WXXI (Karen DeWitt)

January 7, 2016 "Corruption, Elections Loom Over Lengthy 2016 Legislative Agenda", Gotham Gazette (David Howard King)

January 7, 2016 "New York's leaders need to stop talking and start cleaning", New York Post (editorial)

 

click here for:  

MENU PAGES ON THE "MERIT SELECTION" OF D.A. DiFIORE

MENU OF CJA's JUDICIAL COMPENSATION WEBPAGES

 

 

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Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations:
January 21, 2016 meeting

LANZA:  "This is a committee that has broad reach, broad jurisdiction...."   
HOYLMAN: "This is really the government accountability committee...  "

 

Assembly Speaker Heastie's January 21, 2016 press release

click here for Assembly Speaker Heastie's "Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations, & Public Participation"

 

 

 

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