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WEBPAGE FOR
LEGISLATURE'S FEBRUARY 5, 2018 BUDGET HEARING
ON "LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS/GENERAL GOVERNMENT"

 

VIDEO of February 5 2018 Budget Hearing --
& CJA's testimony
   (last witness)

Full Transcript     Transcript Excerpt of CJA testimony


 Referred-to "penal law violations" 

Penal Law §496
"corrupting the government
"  (PUBLIC TRUST ACT)


Penal Law §175.35
“offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree”

Penal Law §155.42
“grand larceny in the first degree”

Penal Law §190.65
“scheme to defraud in the first degree”

Penal Law §195.20
“defrauding the government”

Penal Law §195 
“official misconduct”

Penal Law §110.00
"attempt to commit a crime"

Penal Law §105.15 
"conspiracy in the second degree"

 Penal Law §20.00 
"Criminal liability for conduct of another"

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CJA's WRITTEN STATEMENT
IN SUPPORT OF TESTIMONY

 
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HANDED UP:

(A)
NYS Constitution, Article III, Sec. 10, Article VII, Secs. 1-7

  (B) 
Legislative/Judiciary bill -- full bill, as marked
Section 1: Legislature-appropriations
Section 2: Judiciary appropriations
Section 3: Judiciary reappropriations (marked)
Section 4: Legislative reappropriations (marked)
Section 5: effective date
Table of Contents  (marked)

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1.

CJA's FOIL REQUEST FOR
THE LEGISLATURE's BUDGET --

THE HUNT IS ON!

Where are the Legislature's
"itemized estimates" of its "financial needs",
"certified by the presiding officer of each house?"


CJA's December 4, 2017 FOIL/records request to Senate & Assembly --
"RE:  The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2018-2019, as Required by Article VII, §1 of the New York State Constitution"

Assembly's December 11, 2017 response with ENCLOSED BUDGET

Senate's December 11, 2017 response

compare,
Judiciary's two-part budget, posted on its website: 
http://www.nycourts.gov/admin/financialops/Budgets.shtml


see, here:
Judiciary's Certification for its Operating Budget
 & Judiciary's Certification for its General State Charges

2.

EXECUTIVE BUDGET --

VIDEO -- Governor Cuomo's January 16, 2018 budget address --
at 25 mins/45 secs: 

“...The Senate, the Assembly...came in at 2%.


Legislature's webpage on Division of Budget website

Governor Cuomo's Legislative/Judiciary Budget Bill #S.7501/A.9501


3.

THE LEGISLATURE's HEARING SCHEDULE
& COLOR BOOKS
 

January 16, 2018
announcement of budget hearing schedule

Senate Majority White Book  -- January 22, 2018    NO LEGISLATIVE PORTION

Senate Minority Blue Book    NO LEGISLATIVE PORTION

Assembly Majority's Yellow Book    NO LEGISLATIVE PORTION


Assembly Minority's Green Book      LEGISLATIVE PORTION

 

4.
CJA's FURTHER FOIL
REQUESTS
ABOUT THE LEGISLATURE'S BUDGET

 

A. 
CJA's January 16, 2018 FOIL request to Governor Cuomo --
"RE: The Governor's 'recommendations' pertaining to the Legislative & Judiciary budgets for fiscal year 2018-2019"

Governor's January 23, 2018 acknowledgment

Governor's February 21, 2018 extension letter

  B. 
CJA's January 22, 2018 FOIL request to the Senate & Assembly, to Governor Cuomo and his Division of the Budget, & to Comptroller DiNapoli --
"RE: The Legislature's budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, its 'General State Charges', and its reappopriations popped into the back of the Governor's Legislative/Judiciary Budget Bill #S.7501/A.9501"

FROM THE SENATE   

January 29, 2018 response -- & referred-to link:

http://legislation.nysenate.gov/static/pdf/2017-S7501-A9501.pdf

 FROM THE ASSEMBLY

January 29, 2018 acknowledgment 
February 2, 2018 response -- & referred-to links: 

http://nyassembly.gov/2018budget/2018executive/A9500.pdf

& http://nyassembly.gov/2018budget/2018executive/A9501.pdf

https://www.budget.ny.gov/pubs/archive/fy19/exec/agencies/pdf/Legislature.pdf

FROM THE COMPTROLLER

January 29, 2018 acknowledgment
February 27, 2018 response

FROM THE GOVERNOR

January 29, 2018 acknowlegment
February 28, 2018 extension


FROM THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET

January 29, 2018 acknowledgment
February 27, 2018 response

C. 
CJA's January 23, 2018 FOIL request to the Senate, Assembly, Comptroller DiNapoli, and the Division of the Budget --
"RE:  The Legislature’s fiscal year 2018-2019 budget narrative pertaining to the Audit Committee function of the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee"

FROM THE SENATE 
January 30, 2018 response

FROM THE ASSEMBLY
January 30, 2018 response
& enclosure -- Jan 23, 2017 engagement letter 
enclosure -- September 1, 2016 report

FROM THE COMPTROLLER
January 30, 2018 acknowledgment
February 28, 2018 extension letter

FROM THE DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
February 7, 2018 acknowledgment
March 13, 2018 response

 

5.
The New York State District Attorneys

 

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


CJA's January 25, 2018 FOIL request to the Division of Criminal Justice Services & Division of the Budget
--
"RE: 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.


Division of Criminal Justice Services' February 2, 2018 acknowledgment

Division of the Budget February 7, 2018 acknowledgment

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"State Precluded From Spending $100 Million on Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income People"
New York Law Journal, January 29, 2018 (ltr to the editor, Michael P. Friedman, Esq.)

See, also, 2016 written testimony of Michael P. Friedman, Esq. --
cited at p. 8, fn. 5
of CJA's February 18, 2016 letter to Senate & Assembly Fiscal Committees
-- webpage here

 

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CJA's February 13, 2018 e-mail to NYPIRG Exec Director Blair Horner --
"NYC meeting, as discussed.  Does Feb15th or 16th still work for you"

CJA's February 14, 2018 e-mail to Horner --
"Reminder...

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