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2020 FOIL

1.
First Out -- Pursuant to Article VII, Sec. 1: 
The Proposed Budgets of the Legislature & Judiciary

Friday, November 29, 2019 --
Here's the Judiciary's Budget,
as accessible from its website:

Judiciary Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021

Judiciary Budget of General State Charges for Fiscal Year 2020-2021


Friday, November 29, 2019
Here's the Legislature's Budget,
as INaccessible from its website:

CJA's November 29, 2019 FOIL request to Senate/Assembly --
"The Legislature's Certified Itemized Estimates of its Financial Needs for Fiscal Year 2020-2021,
as Required by Article VII,
§1 of the New York State Constitution"

Assembly's December 10, 2019 response     enclosure: Legislature's UNCERTIFIED budget

CJA's January 22, 2019 FOIL request to Senate -- STATUS?

 

2.
JANUARY 21, 2020
GOVERNOR's EXECUTIVE BUDGET

VIDEO: Governor Cuomo's Executive Budget Address

click here for: Gov's Budget -- Division of the Budget website

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

 

3.
January 21, 2020

"Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule"

January 22, 2020 
"Speaker Heastie Announces Staff Appointments"
"Daniel Salvin has been appointed Commissioner of the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission.
He previously served in the Assembly as Assistant Secretary for Program and Policy, overseeing the Codes, Judiciary,
Corrections and Elections Committees. Prior to coming to the Assembly in 2006, he was the Deputy Director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany."

 

4.
LEGISLATURE's COLOR BOOKS

January 27, 2020
Assembly Majority Yellow Book

January 28, 2020
Senate Minority White Book

January 30, 2020 
Senate Majority Blue Book


February 2020
Assembly Minority Green Book

 

5.
February 12, 2020
Legislature's "Public Protection" Budget Hearing

SENATE webpage      ASSEMBLY webpage & here

CJA's April 3, 2020 e-mail --
"MISSING from the Senate & Assembly webpage
for the Feb. 12, 2020 'public protection' budget hearing

QUESTIONS FOR CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE MARKS

QUESTIONS FOR TEMPORARY SENATE PRESIDENT STEWART-COUSINS & ASSEMBLY SPEAKER HEASTIE

CJA's February 18, 2020 letter to Governor Cuomo --

6.
Governor Cuomo's February 20, 2020 amendment to his so-called Article VII Bill on Public Protection & General Gov't -- adding Part WW to authorize the Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation to ALSO consider -- in 2020 -- raising judicial salaries

 

7.
February 27, 2020
Economic & Revenue Consensus Forecasting Conference

State Finance Law §23

New York Consensus Revenue Conference

8.
March 2, 2020 "Message of Necessity"
& Legislation to Confer Additional Emergency Power
on Governor & $40M Appropriations

SENATE

VIDEO:  Senate Rules Committee

VIDEO:  Senate Floor Proceedings   
transcript, beginning at p. 1035    S.07919 

ASSEMBLY

VIDEO:  Assembly Floor Proceedings  
transcript, beginning at p. 29    A.9953

 

9.
March 7, 2020 Governor Cuomo's Executive Order: 
"Declaring a State of Emergency"

Governor Cuomo's Executive Orders



10.
March 15, 2020 press release from Stewart-Cousins

March 16, 2020 statement from Senator Flanagan

March 17, 2020 budget statement from Senate Minority Leader Flanagan


11.
March 18, 2020 Senate Passage of Debt Service Bill
 

VIDEO -- Senate Finance Committee -- Debt Service Bill

Debt Service Bill #S.7502     Senate website

VIDEO:  Senate Floor Proceedings -- Debt Service Bill
(at 5 mins.)   transcript


12.
March 20, 2020 "Senate Republican Conference Sends Governor Cuomo COVID-19 Bipartisan Action Plan" 

March 23, 2020 Statement from Senate Republican Conference Leader Flanagan

March 25, 2020 Special Statement from Senate Republican Leader Flanagan

March 25, 2020 "Update from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins"

March 28, 2020 "Statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins"

March 29, 2020  "Speaker Heastie Announces Assembly Will Pass a Resolution Providing for Special Temporary Procedures During a Declared State of Emergency"

 

 13.
March 29, 2020 Senate Floor Proceedings

VIDEO: Senate Session on Senate Resolution #3108 "ADOPTING special temporary procedures during a declared state of national emergency"

webpage of Senate Resolution #3108    R.3108


14.
March 30, 2020 Assembly Floor Proceedings

VIDEO: Assembly Session on Assembly Resolution #E.854 "ADOPTING special temporary procedures during a declared state or national state of emergency"

webpage of Assembly Resolution #E.854 -- E.854


15.
"Three Men in a Room"/Behind-Closed-Doors
"Amended" Budget Bills

MARCH 31, 2020 - April 2, 2020

March 31, 2020

"Amended" Public Protection Article VII Bill
S.7505-B/A.9505-B
Assembly webpage  Senate webpage 

"Amended" Revenue Article VII Bill
S.7509-B/A.9509-B    Senate webpage

"Amended" Capital Projects Appropriations Bill
S.7504-C/A.9504-C   Senate webpage

April 1, 2020

"Amended" Aid to Localities Appropriations Bill
S.7503-C/A.9503-C   Senate webpage

"Amended" Transportation, Economic Development,
Environmental Conservation "Article VII Bill"
S.7508-B/A.9508-B  
Senate webpage

April 2, 2020

"Amended" Education, Labor, Housing, Family Assistance "Article VII Bill"
 S.7506-B/A.9506-B  
Senate webpage

Legislative/Judiciary Appropriations Bill
S.7501/A.9501   Senate webpage

"Amended" State Operations Appropriations Bill
S.7500-C/A.9500-C   Senate webpage

 

[eliminated/evaporated: Health & Mental Hygiene "Article VII Bill"
S.7507-A/A.9507-A  
Senate webpage

[PART GGG amending the health law,
i
nserted in "Amended" Education, Housing, & Family Assistance Bill #7506-B/A/9506-B]

 

16.
SENATE PROCEEDINGS:
MARCH 31, 2020 to APRIL 1, 2020 (wee hours)

VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee (Lanza) --
Public Protection & Revenue Bills

VIDEO: Senate Finance Committee (Griffo) --
Capital Projects Bill

VIDEO: Senate Floor Proceedings
adopting resolution calendar
Public Protection; Revenue
(Borello floor statement)
Capital Projects


17.
March 31, 2020 ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS

VIDEO:   Assembly Floor Proceedings -- Debt Service Bill 
see
exchange between Deputy Assembly Minority Leader Goodell
& Assembly Majority Leader Peoples-Stokes 
A.9502 webpage   transcript: pp. 27-35

referred to Court of Appeals decisions:  
Schulz v. NYS (1994)   Bordeleau v. NYS (2011)


18.
APRIL 1, 2020 SENATE PROCEEDINGS


VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee (Gallivan) --
Aid to Localities S.7503-C

2:15-- "We have a Constitution that gives the Governor more power during budget times, already &  is backed up by Court decisions. 
And for years many of us have talked about trying to do....  "

VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee (Lanza) --
Transportation, Economic Development & Environmental Conservation S.7508-B

VIDEO: SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
Aid to Localities-S.7503-C;
Trans/Ec Dev/Envir Conservation S.7508-B

44: Savino: "There's always things in budget bills that we like and we don't like.
It's unfortunately, its the nature of the way we do the budget. With respect to putting policy issues in the budget,
that's a fight we lost 20 years ago.  Unless we're prepared to amend the Constitution, it is the way things get done here..."

 

19.
APRIL 1, 2020 ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS

AUDIO: Assembly Ways & Means Committee

VIDEO: ASSEMBLY FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

 

20.
GOVENOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES HIGHLIGHTS
OF FY2021 BUDGET


21.
April 2, 2020 SENATE PROCEEDINGS

VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee --
Legislative/Judiciary & Education, Housing, Family Assistance

VIDEO:  Senate Finance Committee --
State Operations

VIDEO:  SENATE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
Education, Housing, Family Assistance
Leg/Jud Bill (at 5 mins)
State Operations

22.
APRIL 2, 2020  ASSEMBLY PROCEEDINGS

VIDEO:  ASSEMBLY FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

VIDEO:  ASSEMBLY FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
Education, Housing, Family Assistance

VIDEO:  ASSEMBLY FLOOR PROCEEDINGS

(Legislative/Judiciary; State Operations;   )

Legislative/Judiciary Budget Bill --
Goodell:  I can't.  And I like that so much better earlier.  I'm going to explain my vote and then.  First, if I may, the party vote, the Republican caucus, in the negative.  And we are checking to see if anyone would like to vote in the affirmative. Now, to explain my vote.  This is a very simple budget, the simplest we've had.  It has a 2 percent increase and normally a 2 percent increase would be well within reason and that 2 percent is designed to provide salary increases for our staff, not for us. We're not getting any increase.   But, under the circumstances, I think it is appropriate for us to lead by example. And I'm hesitant to vote for an increase for the legislative budget of 2 percent, when we're holding all our schools for flat funding and they may be facing up to half a billion in cuts and and we're talking about contingency cuts that are just going to nail organizations and great operations all across the state.  And so, I'm just not comfortable taking a raise, in our budget when we're asking everyone else to tighten their belts and tak cuts.    That explains my vote.  I'm going to ask if  I'm ready to see if any of my Republican colleagues disagree in which case they should just come over and contact us right away. 

Mr. Barron on the Democratic side is a no vote.

 

23.
April 2, 2020 
"Protecting New Yorkers' Health And Values & Combating the Coronavirus Pandemic"



24.
April 15, 2020
"Goveror Cuomo vetoes 53 Legislative Additions to FY2021 Budget"

 

25.
April 24, 2020
"Summary of Recommended Changes to the Executive Budget"

 

DIVISION OF THE BUDGET -- ENACTED EXECUTIVE BUDGET

 Assembly webpage of "Enacted Executive Budget"

 

A.10427, introduced May 11, 2020

 

 

 

 

S.2959   A.526

 

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2020 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

 

 

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