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Menu:  2019 Legislative Session

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

click here for:
2019 Budget Documents & Proceedings

2019 FOIL

 

1.
Legislative Rules

 

2.
HERE's HOW THE LEGISLATURE's JOINT COMMISSIONS OPERATE --
courtesy of THE LEGISLATURE's "LEADERSHIP"


One-Member Legislative Commission on Government Administration


3.
HERE's HOW THE LEGISLATURE's FISCAL COMMITTEES OPERATE
Senate Finance Committee
Assembly Ways & Means Committee


(includes CJA's February 19, 2019 written testimony,
with written QUESTIONS
)

The new Senate Committee on Budget & Revenues


4.
HERE'S HOW THE LEGISLATURE'S PREEMINENT GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS/OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES OPERATE

Senate Committee on Investigations & Government Operations

Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis & Investigation 

Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations

 

5.
HERE's HOW OTHER COMMITTEES OF THE LEGISLATURE OPERATE

Senate & Assembly Judiciary Committees

Senate & Assembly Codes Committees -- upcoming

Senate & Assembly Committees on Local Governments --
upcoming

Senate & Assembly Election Committees

 

6.
And HERE'S HOW THE LEGISLATURE's ETHICS COMMITTEES OPERATE  

 

 

7.
BACK TO BOTH HOUSES

 

8.
HERE WE GO, AGAIN -- The REVENUE BUDGET BILL
PART XXX
of the 2019 Revenue Budget Bill

 

9.
WHAT's HAPPENING
with the 2019 Commission
on Legislative, Judiciary & Executive Compensation?


10.
CJA's JULY 15, 2019 LETTER-NOTICE TO ALL LEGISLATORS

"Your Duty to Void the December 10, 2018 Report of the Committee
on Legislative and Executive Compensation that Boosted Your Salaries"

 

11.
CJA's SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 LETTER
TO LEGISLATIVE BILL DRAFTING COMMISSION

"The Governor's Budget Legislation/FY 2019-2020, the Legislative Bill Drafting Commission --
& FOIL/Records Requests"

 

12.
CJA's SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 FOIL --
Legislature's "Audits" and "Controls"

 

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THE PRESS IN ACTION:
ILLUSTRATIVE REPORTING & EDITORIALIZING

 


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February 11, 2019:
"Senator Gallivan Proposes Constitutional Amendment Preventing Non-Fiscal Policies in the State Budget"

Bill #S.3302  -- Galavan, Antonacci  (February 5, 2019)  webpage

Funke, Akshar, Griffo, Antonacci -- January 31, 2019  #S.2974

Funke -- January 11, 2019  #S.1271

 

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-- TOPICS --
THE ANSWERS
ARE IN THE EVIDENCE!

WHEN IT COMES TO NON-PARTISAN ISSUES OF CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE & INTEGRITY

1.
QUESTION:  
Are the Newbies the same old, same old?

2.
QUESTION:
Is there ANY difference between the performance
of "full-time" & "part-time" legislators?

March 14, 2019
"Outside income report signals tough choice for some state legislators"
Legislative Gazette (Ben Goldman)

"Ban & Cap: The Future of Outside Income in the NYS Legislature" --
March 7, 2019 Common Cause Report

3.
QUESTION:
Is there ANY difference between lawyer-legislators & non-lawyer legislators?

 

4.
QUESTION:
Is there any difference between Democratic & Republican legislators/
"progressive" versus "conservative" legislators?

 

5.
QUESTION:
Is there any difference between "upstate" and "downstate" legislators?

 

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VIDEOS of CJA's EVIDENCE-SUPPORTED TESTIMONY
at previous legislative budget hearings


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

 2.
January 30, 2017 budget hearing on “local government officials/general government”

 3.
January 31, 2017 budget hearing on “public protection”

4. 
January 30, 2018 budget hearing on "public protection"

5. 
Westchester Assembly Delegation's February 2, 2018 forum on the state budget

6.
February 5, 2018 budget hearing on "Local Government Officials/General Government"

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April 9, 2019 "Assembly Majority Blocks Bill
to Restore Transparency and Trust in State Government

Assembly Bill #3945

 

#S.8309


 

 

 

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