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2017 Legislative Session--



1.

What's happening with the budget for fiscal year 2017-2018?

 

2.

What's happening with rules reform?

 

3.

And what about legislative pay raises?

 

4.

The "lulu" scandal

 

5.
Putting NY's "full-time" and "part-time" legislators
to work in the six months the Legislature is "out of session"

 

THE NEW ASSEMBLY APPOINTMENTS

cc to Dinowitz: October 18, 2017 e-mail --
"Subject: Yesterday's UNCONSTITUTIONAL Closed-Door Democratic Assembly Conference Meeting --
PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS, NO LESS!"

CJA's October 27, 2017 e-mail to Assembly Judiciary Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz --
"Request for a meeting to discuss the Assembly Judiciary Committee's discharge of its oversight responsibilities,whose ABSENCE underlies the citizen-taxpayer action about which I testified at the Legislature's January 30, 2017 budget hearing"

December 7, 2017 e-mail

 

Assembly Judiciary Committee hearing notice

VIDEO:  Assembly Judiciary Committee's December 1, 2017 hearing --
"Implementation of the State Budget on the Judiciary"

CJA's December 8, 2017 e-mail
"Statement for the Record of the Assembly Judiciary Committee's
Rigged December 1, 2017 Hearing on the Judiciary Budget
cc: Chair Dinowitz & Assemblyman Buchwald

CJA's December 13, 2017 e-mail to Assemblyman Buchwald --
"Assemblyman Buchwald's membership on pertinent Assembly committees -- reinforcing the duty he owed his Westchester constituents and the People of the Stae of New York"

 

CJA's December 8, 2017 e-mail to Assembly member Jo Anne Simon & Rebecca Seawright --
"The Assembly Judiciary Committee's rigged December 1, 2017 Hearing on the Judiciary Budget"

December 13, 2017 e-mail to Assembly member Seawright & her public scholar intern --
"The Assembly Judiciary Committee's rigged December 1, 2017 Hearing on the Judiciary Budget --
& THE IMPERATIVE FOR SCHOLARSHIP ABOUT WHAT GOES ON"

 

 

CJA's October 27, 2017 e-mail to Assembly Chair
of the Commission on Administrative Regulations Review Dan Quart --
"Request for a meeting & oversight by the Commission on Administrative Regulations Review of the Commision on Judicial Conduct's self-promulgated rule 22 NYCRR 7000.3"

December 7, 2017 e-mail

 

 

October 17, 2017
"Assembly Democrats doubtful about special session"
Albany Times Union (Matt Hamilton, Rick Karlin)

 

November 8, 2017
"Statement from Speaker Heastie on New Members of the Assembly"
Daniel Rosenthal;   Al Taylor

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OUTING CORRUPT & COLLUSIVE INCUMBENTS
& Ending their Road to
Re-Election & Higher Office
in 2017, 2018, & Beyond -- WITH EVIDENCE! 

 

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Senate Leadership List   &    Assembly Leadership List

January 4, 2017:
"
Speaker Heastie Announces Leadership Positions & Committee Chairs

Legislative Law 5-A

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Pertinent Legislative Committees --
*denotes lawyer-members


SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS 
(9 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair:  Terrence Murphy -- an added $15,000
Ranking Member: Brad Hoylman* -- an added $9,500
            Members:  David Carlucci, Ruben Diaz, Martin J. Golden, Andrew Lanza*,
Thomas O’Mara*, Elaine Phillips, Daniel Squadron

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

2017 meetings of the Committee on Investigations & Gov't Operations:
Feb 14th   March 7th

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
(14 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
: Crystal Peoples-Stokes -- an added $12,500
Ranking MemberMark Johns -- an added $9,000
Members: Michael Benedetto, Rodneyse Bichotte, Michael Blake, David Buchwald*, Kevin Byrne,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell*, Alicia Hyndman, Ron Kim, Kieran Michael Lalor*
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015 
2016

2017 meetings of Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations:   Feb 14th  March 7th



ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
(7 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Matthew Titone* -- an added $12,500
Ranking MemberJoseph Errigo -- an added $9,000
MembersMichael Kearns, William Magnarelli*,
Michael Montesano*, Fred Thiele, Jr*.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015


SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
(23 members -- Senate Rule VIII,
§1)
Chair: John Bonacic* -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Brad Hoylman* -- an added $11,000
Members: George Amedore, Jr., Tony Avella, Jamaal Bailey, Phil Boyle*, Neil Breslin*, Thomas Croci*, Ruben Diaz, Martin Malave Dilan, Jesse Hamilton*, Kemp Hannon*, Chris Jacobs*, Todd Kaminsky*, Andrew Lanza*, Kenneth Lavalle*,
Thomas O'Mara*, Bill Perkins, Elaine Phillips, Michael Ranzenhofer*, Diane Savino, Sue Serino, Toby Ann Stavisky
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016

2017 meetings of Senate Judiciary Committee:  Feb 14th  March 1st  March 15th

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(21 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
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*,
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  2016

2017 meetings of Assembly Judiciary Committee:  Jan 17th (off the floor)  Jan 23rd (off the floor)  March 7th


SENATE COMMITEE ON CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME & CORRECTION
(13 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair: Patrick Gallivan  -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Jamaal Bailey -- an added $9,000
Members: Fred Akshar, Joseph Griffo, Jesse Hamilton*, Pamela Helming, Chris Jacobs*, Betty Little,
Velmanette Montgomery, Jose Peralta, Bill Perkins, Patty Richie, Gustavo Rivera, James Tedisco

Annual Reports:  2016

2017 meetings of Senate Committee on Crime Victims, Crime & Correction:  Jan 30th



SENATE CODES COMMITTEE
(16 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair: Andrew Lanza* Vice-Chair: Diane Savino -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Daniel Squadron -- an added $11,000
Members: Fred Akshar, Jamaal Bailey*, Phil Boyle*, Thomas Croci*, Patrick Gallivan, Martin Golden,
Joseph Griffo, Jesse Hamilton*, Brad Hoylman*, Todd Kaminsky*, Liz Krueger, Thomas O’Mara*,
Bill Perkins, James Tedisco


2017 meetings of Senate Codes Committee:    Jan 24th   Feb 6th     March 14th   March 21st


ASSEMBLY CODES COMMITTEE
(22 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Joseph Lentol* -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member:  Al Graf *-- an added $11,000
Members:
Thomas Abinanti*, Vivian Cook, Steven Cymbrowitz*, Patricia Fahy, Joseph Giglio, Andrew Hevesi,
Charles Lavine*, Tom McKevitt*, Michael Montesano*, Angelo Morinello, Walter Mosley, Daniel O'Donnell*, N. Nick Perry,
J. Gary Pretlow, Robin Schimminger*, Michele Titus*, Helene Weinstein*, David Weprin*, Kenneth Zebrowski*
 
Annual Reports:  2015   2016


2017 meetings of Assembly Codes Committee:  
Jan 10th             Jan 17th (off the floor)     Jan 24th      Jan 30th (off the floor) 
Feb 6th (off the floor)       Feb 7th          Feb 14th (off the floor)  
March 1st 
March 7th  & here  

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(9 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair: Kathleen Marchione -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Todd Kaminsky* -- an added $9,000
Members:Phil Boyle*, John Brooks, David Carlucci,
George Latimer, Terrence Murphy, Robert Ortt, Patty Richie

2017 meetings of Senate Committee on Local Gov't:  Jan 31st   Feb. 14th   March 7th   March 21st


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
(20 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair:  William Magnarelli* -- an added $15,000
Ranking Member: Christopher Friend -- an added $9,500
Members: Karl Brabenec, Harry Bronson*, David Buchwald*, David Gantt, Mark Gjonaj,
Addie Jenne*, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, William Magee, Tom McKevitt*, Brian Miller, Steven Otis*, Phil Ramos, Sean Ryan*,
Frank Skartados, James Skoufis, Dan Stec, Monica Wallace*, Carrie Woerner

ANNUAL REPORTS:   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016

2017 meetings:  Jan 10th    Feb 14th   March 22nd

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
(37 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair:  Catharine Young -- an added $34,000 
Vice-Chair: Diane Savino
Ranking MemberLiz Krueger -- an added $20,500
Members: Tony Avella,
John Bonacic*, Phil Boyle*, Neil Breslin*, David Carlucci, Ruben Diaz, Leroy Comrie, Martin Malave Dilan,
Simcha Felder, Patrick Gallivan, Martin Golden, Joseph Griffo, Kemp Hannon*, Todd Kaminsky*,
Timothy Kennedy, Andrew Lanza*, William Larken, Kenneth LaValle*, Betty Little, Carl Marcellino*,
Kathleen Marchione, Velmanette Montgomery, Thomas O'Mara*,
Kevin Parker, Jose Peralta, Bill Perkins, Michael Ranzenhofer*, Patty Richie, Gustavo Rivera,
Joseph Robach, James Seward, Daniel Squadron, Toby Ann Stavisky, David Valesky
WHITE BOOK (Majority):    2016  2014 
 BLUE BOOK (Minority):  
2016  2015 

2017 meetings:  March 20th
 

ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
(35 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Herman Farrell, Jr. -- an added $34,000
Ranking MemberBob Oaks -- an added $20,500
Members Jeffrion Aubrey, William Barclay*, Michael Benedetto, Edward Braunstein*,
Kevin Cahill*, William Colton*, Vivian Cook, Clifford Crouch, Brian Curran*, Michael Cusick,
Michael Fitzpatrick, David Gantt, Deborah Glick, Stephen Hawley, Earlene Hooper,
Joseph Lentol*, Nicole Malliotakis,John McDonald, III, Michael Montesano*, Francisco Moya, Catherine Nolan, Felix Ortiz,
N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow, Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez, Nily Rozic,  Joseph Saladino, Robin Schimminger*,
Fred Thiele, Jr.*, Raymond Walter*, Helene Weinstein*, David Weprin*
YELLOW BOOK (Majority):   2016   2015   2014
GREEN BOOK (Minority):   2016 

2017 meetings of the Assembly Ways & Means Committee:  Jan 10th (off the floor)  Feb 6th (off the floor)
Feb 7th (off the floor)   March 1st (off the floor)

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
(9 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1 -- amended)
Chair: Elaine Phillips -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: 
Michael Gianaris*  -- an added $9,000
Members: David Carlucci, Thomas Croci*, Andrew Lanza*, Roxanne Persaud, Gustavo Rivera, Diane Savino, David Valesky
 


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ETHICS AND GUIDANCE
(8 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)

Chair:  Charles Lavine* -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member:  an added $9,000
Members:  Brian Curran*, Joseph Giglio, Peter Lawrence, Michael Montesano*,
Aravella Simotas*, Michele Titus*, Kenneth Zebrowski*

2017 meetings:  Jan 9th (executive session)   Feb 7th (executive session)

The Seven New Senators 

1.  Senator Marisol Alcantara -- 31st Senate District
Labor  -- Chair

2.   Senator Jamaal Bailey* - 36th Senate District
"Why I'm running" -- Jamaal Bailey      election results 2016

- Crime Victims, Crime, & Correction -- Ranking Member ($9,000)
Judiciary 
Codes
 

3.   Senator John E. Brooks -- 8th Senate District
Local Governments

Listening Tour: March 9th  & March 11th

4. Senator Pamela Helming -- 54th Senate District

Crime Victims, Crime, & Correction

Fingler Lake Times -- Helming getting down to business in Albany

 

 5.   Senator Chris Jacobs* -- 60th Senate District

Administrative Regulations Review Commission - chair
Judiciary 
Crime Victims, Crime, & Correction

 


6.   Senator Elaine Phillips -- 7th Senate District

Ethics - Chair -- $12,500 stipend
Judiciary

Investigations & Government Operations
Civil Service & Pensions

 

7.  Senator James Tedisco -- 49th Senate District

Crime Victims, Crime, & Correction
Codes

 

The Eighteen New Assembly Members

Stacey Amato -- Assembly District 23

Brian Barnwell* -- Assembly District 30

Kevin Bryne -- Assembly District 94

Robert Carroll* -- Assembly District 44

Carmen De La Rosa -- Assembly District 72

Anthony D'Urso -- Assembly District 16 

Inez Dickens -- Assembly District 70

Joseph Errigo -- Assembly District 133

Billy Jones -- Assembly District 115

Brian Miller -- Assembly District 101

Melissa Miller -- Assembly District 20

Angelo Morinello* -- Assembly District 145

Yuh-Line Niou -- Assembly District 65

Michael Norris* -- Assembly District 144

Clyde Vanel* -- Assembly District 33

Monica Wallace* -- Assembly District 143

Mary Beth Walsh* -- Assembly District 112

Tremaine Wright* -- Assembly District 56

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Westchester Delegation

 

 

 

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Looking back-- 2015-16 Assembly Workgroup on Legislative Process, Operations, & Public Participation

Jan. 12, 2017 "Speaker Heastie Announces Most Comprehensive Legislative Research Database Ever to be Available Free to the Public"

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"Hogan becomes state Court of Claims judge", June 19, 2017,
Glenn Falls Post-Star (Don Lehman)

"Judgeship for D.A. Hogan", June 19, 2017
Glen Falls Post-Star (Don Lehman)

"Warren County D.A. Hogan Confirmed for Court of Claims Post"
Albany Times Union (Matt Hamilton)

June 25, 2017
"Former DA Hogan to sit as Schenectady trial judge", Daily Gazette  (Stephen Williams)

 

Governor Cuomo's judicial appointments questionnaire

Senate Judiciary Committee's June 19, 2017 meeting  at 34 minutes

Senate floor proceedings -- confirmation   at 3:03 hours
at 3:05:51 (Senator Little); at 3:14:20 (Senator Breslin) -- vote 3:28

 

CJA's June 20, 2017 FOIL/records request to Governor & Senate
"Nomination & Confirmation of Kathleen B. Hogan to the New York Court of Claims"

Governor's June 27, 2017 acknowledgment

Senate's June 27, 2017 response

 

 

 

 

 

click here for: 
CJA's Citizen-Taxpayer Actions to End NYS' Corrupt Budget "Process"
& Unconstitutional "Three Men in a Room" Governance
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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