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RULES REFORM RESOURCE PAGE


1997

"Albany's Travesty of Democracy" -- City Journal 1997, by Professor Eric Lane -- genesis of the Brennan Center Reports...

2000

"Suggestions re changes in the Rules of the Two Houses of the State Legislature"  -- December 18, 2000 -- Interim Report of the City Bar's Special Committee on State Governance


2002

"Waking up the State Senate: 34 Proposals for Reinvigorating Democracy in Albany through Rules Reform" Senator Liz Krueger

 

2004

BRENNAN CENTER REPORT:
"NYS Legislative Process: Evaluation and Blueprint for Reform"

             "New York's Fake Legislature",
           New York Times editorial, July 25, 2004

 

2006

BRENNAN CENTER REPORT:
"Unfinished Business: New York State Legislative Reform: Update
"

 

2007

January 16, 2007 Brennan Center's press release: "Brennan Center and Good Government Allies Call on State Senate to Adopt Rules Reforms"

New York City Bar Association's May 2007 Report of its Committee on State Affairs: "Supporting Legislative Rules Reform: The Fundamentals"

 

2008

BRENNAN CENTER REPORT:  "Still Broken: NY Legislative Reform - Update"


2010

"Albany's Dysfunction Denies Due Process", Professor Eric Lane, Pace Law Review, Vol. 30, Issue 3 (Spring 2010)

 

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-- And, "still broken" in 2010, as reflected by the introduction & passage of Chapter 567 of Laws of 2010,
creating the Commission on Judicial Compensation:

IN THE SENATE:
Governor Paterson's pro forma November 29, 2009 Message of Necessity
Unanimous November 29, 2009 vote by Senate Rules Committee
Non-Debate on Senate Floor
Unanimous November 29, 2009 Senate Vote

IN THE ASSEMBLY:
Governor Paterson's pro forma November 29, 2009 Message of Necessity
November 29, 2009 vote in Assembly Ways & Means Committee
November 29, 2009 vote in Assembly Rules Committee
Non-Debate on Assembly Floor
November 29, 2009 Assembly Vote

Legislative Bill Jacket, including "Introducer's Memorandum in Support
submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI, Sec 1"
,
identifying "Budget Implications" as follows:
"The cost to the State from the operation of the Commission would be minimal. 
To the extent the Commission recommends a salary increase for judges,
such increase would have a fiscal impact on the State." 

click here for: The People's Lawsuit vs NY's Highest Constitutional Officers
& Three Gov't Branches to Void the Judicial Pay Raises --
& Secure Judicial Accountability

Tracking down the origin of that top-down
flawed & unconstitutional statute:

CJA's June 11, 2013 FOIL request to Office of Court Administration --
"RE: The Judiciary's 'proposal to establish a mechanism for regular review of judicial salaries',
referred to in the Executive Summary of its 2009-2010 Budget Request"

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click here for
Senate Rules Reform Resource Page

click here for
Assembly Rules Reform Resource Page

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CJA's Rules Reform webpages

Rules Reform Resource Page -- including 2004, 2006, 2008 Brennan Center Reports

Senate Rules Reform Resource Page -- including transcripts, videos, & reports of the 2009 Temporary Senate Committee on Rules & Administration Reform

Assembly Rules Reform Resource Page

Championing appropriate rules & leadership for the New York State Legislature 

     The People Lead -- Securing Passage of The Public Trust Act & a Properly-Functioning Legislature

Fighting Off Progeny of the Judicial Compensation Statute (S-2953: A-246) & Securing a Functioning Legislative Process

 

 

                        

 


 


  

 

 

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