MENU: 2020 Legislative Session
VIDEO: January 8, 2020 Opening Session
ASSEMBLY RULES REFORM
January 29, 2020 PRESS RELEASE:
"Assembly Minority Conferences Offers Rules Reforms To Improve Operations in the Assembly Chamber"
VIDEO -- January 28, 2020 discussion/vote
Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh
discharge bill or resolution from committee when it has majority support in Assembly
Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino
message of necessity should require 2/3 of entire house,
not just majority of rules committee
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt
applies math rule of rounding up for committee membership
Assemblyman Joseph DeStefano
3-day requirement for resolutions, copies must be on desk at least 3 days prior to vote
-- "procedures are the cornerstone of the legislative process"
Assemblyman Mark Johns
each member entitled to have one bill voted on, every 2 years
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne
limiting terms of majority/minority leader to 4 consecutive 2-year terms
Assemblyman John Salka
no bill can be removed from committee agenda once voting has started; committee role "committee process is the vital part of the business of this assembly" "In 2016, this house took an important step toward transparency..."
Assemblyman Gary Finch
restricting substitution of committee members
"committee bills "In 2016 we amended rules to require committee meetings be televised..."
Assemblyman Christopher Tague
processing multi-sponsorship forms, must be processed within five days of submission, no current time frame
Assemblyman Melissa Miller
Public hearings -- "greater access to our committee process...transparency"; public fully vetting legislation; chair must call public hearing, upon petition of 1/3 members
Assemblyman Brian Manketelow
ranking members with 61.1% of what chairs have-- must have sufficient staff and resources
Assemblyman Andrew Goodell
speaker position limited to 8 years
Assemblyman Mark Walczyk
"...need for 2/3, rather than majority, for all night sessions"
("New York State Legislature is the most corrupt in the nation)
Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes
limit term of committee chair to 8 yrs
Assemblyman Philip Palmesano
broadcasting committee meetings on Assembly website; 2016...voted to bring transparency by broadcast...
Assemblyman Michael Reilly
timely bill introduction after conclusion of session
Assemblyman Mike LiPetri
if committee clerk not available to issue receipt,
index clerk can issue 99 form receipt for committee to vote during 2-yr term: ensures that once every 2 years
Assemblyman Robert Smullen
limiting passage of 1-house bills so that Legislature can focus on bills that will become law