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Menu:  2018 Legislative Session

Legislative Rules Reform Resource Page
(Backstory to How the Legislature Operates)

THE STATE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019


[budget resource page -- constitutional, statutory, rule provisions & caselaw]


VIDEOS of CJA's testimony
at previous legislative budget hearings


  1. February 6, 2013 budget hearing on “public protection”

 


  1. January 30, 2017 budget hearing on “local government officials/general government”

 


  1. January 31, 2017 budget hearing on “public protection”

 

 

1.
CJA's Testimony
at Legislature's January 30, 2018 budget hearing
on "Public Protection"

 

2. 
CJA's Testimony
at the Westchester Assembly Delegation's
February 2, 2018 forum on the state budget

 

3.
CJA's Testimony
at the Legislature's February 5, 2018 budget hearing
on "Local Government Officials/General Government"

 

4.
CJA's March 6, 2018 corruption complaint
to Albany District Attorney Soares --
Enforcement of "The Public Trust Act"

--
Penal Law §496 ('corrupting the government')"

 

5.
...And the Legislature "Does Its Own Thing",
Constitution be Damned,

Likewise Statutory Law & the Legislature's Own Rules

 

6.

The Unconstitutional, Fraudulent Enactment of Part HHH of Revenue Budget Bill #S.7509-C/A.9509-C
"There is hereby established a compensation committee..."

 

7. 
Electioneering on the Budget

 

8.
"This definitive moment":
Senator Simcha Felder, Legislative Rules Reform,
& the Budget

 

9.
Shelley Mayer's "Unfinished Business"
as chair of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis, & Investigation -- & Responsibility of successor chair Edward Braunstein


10.

Picking an Interim Attorney General
Who Won't Indict Them All

 

11.
2018 Elections

 

12.
Post-Election
"Ousted from power; GOP senators compete for minority leader post"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

 

 

13.
2018 Compensation Committee -- Unconstitutionality in Plain Sight

 



CJA's 2018 FOIL Requests

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"Appropriate" Legislative Committees --

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
(23 members -- Senate Rule VIII, §1)
Chair: John Bonacic, ESQ. -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Brad Hoylman, ESQ. -- an added $11,000
Members: George Amedore, Jr., Tony Avella, Jamaal Bailey, ESQ., Phil Boyle, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ., Thomas Croci, ESQ.Martin Malave Dilan, Jesse Hamilton, ESQ., Kemp Hannon, ESQ., Chris Jacobs, ESQ., Todd Kaminsky, ESQ., Brian Kavanagh, Andrew Lanzz, ESQ., Velmanette Montgomery, Kenneth Lavalle, ESQ., Thomas O'Mara, ESQ., Elaine Phillips, Michael Ranzenhofer, ESQ., Diane Savino, Sue Serino, Toby Ann Stavisky
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016   2017

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(21 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ. -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member
Anthony Palumbo
-- an added $11,000
Members
:Thomas Abinant, ESQ.,  William Barclay, ESQ., Edward Braunstein, ESQ., David Buchwald, ESQ., Andy Goodell, ESQ., , Latoya Joyner, ESQ., Charles Lavine, ESQ., , Michael Montesano, ESQ., Dan Quart, ESQ., Rebecca Seawright, ESQ., Jo Anne Simon, ESQ., Aravella Simotas, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Matthew Titone, ESQ., Michele Titus, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ., Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016


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,
Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.
,
 Brian Benjamin, John Bonacic, ESQ., Phil Boyle, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ., David Carlucci, Ruben Diaz, Leroy Comrie, Martin Malave Dilan,
Simcha Felder, Patrick Gallivan, Martin Golden, Joseph Griffo, Kemp Hannon, ESQ., Todd Kaminsky, ESQ.,
Timothy Kennedy, Andrew Lanza, ESQ., William Larken, Kenneth LaValle, ESQ., Betty Little, Carl Marcellino, ESQ.,
Kathleen Marchione, Velmanette Montgomery, Thomas O'Mara, ESQ.,
Kevin Parker, Jose Peralta, Roxanne Persaud, Michael Ranzenhofer, ESQ., Patty Richie, Gustavo Rivera,
Joseph Robach, James Seward, Toby Ann Stavisky, David Valesky
WHITE BOOK (Majority):    2016  2014 
 BLUE BOOK (Minority):  
2016  2015 


 

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

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: Rodneyse Bichotte, Michael Blake, David Buchwald, ESQ., Kevin Byrne,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, ESQ., Alicia Hyndman, Ron Kim, Kieran Michael Lalor, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS  2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016 


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

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016





ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
(7 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
: Shelley Mayer -- an added $12,500
Ranking MemberJoseph Errigo -- an added $9,000
MembersWilliam Magnarelli, ESQ.,
Michael Montesano, ESQ., Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016  2017

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October 6, 2017
"Cuomo budget letter again asks for no growth",
Politico (Jimmy Vielkind)


December 7, 2017
"Cuomo warns state lawmakers: pass budget on time or no pay raise"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)
 

February 6, 2018
"Gov Cuomo uses gimmicks to distort spending increases in budget, says watchdog group"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

February 27, 2018
"Legislature Faces Non-Fiscal Issues in the Budget"
Spectrum News (Nick Reisman)

March 1, 2018
"O'Mara, Palmesano Face Yates County Legislators"
Chronicle-Express (Gwen Chamberlain)

April 2018
"Policy mixed in state budget creates concerns"
Utica Observer-Dispatch (S. Alexander Gerould)

May 27, 2018
"State Legislature eyes ending a week early"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

July 30, 2018
"NY Court System Spending Is Highest Per Capita in the Nation"
New York Law Journal (Michael Friedman)

 

 

 

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