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MENU:  2021 Legislative Session


1.
FOIL


2.
Budget Documents & Proceedings


3.
CJA's Testimony
at Legislature's February 10, 2021 "public protection" budget hearing



4.
CJA's Testimony
at the Westchester State Senate Delegation's
February 16, 2021 local forum on the budget


5.
Assembly Judiciary Committee
& its Larcenous Impeachment Investigation Charade



6.
Senate Judiciary Committee
& Its Corrupting of "merit selection" to the NY Court of Appeals,
as established by CJA's June 1, 2021 & June 7, 2021 e-mails


7.
Post-Budget Correspondence
with Post-Pay Raise/High Performing State Legislators


8.
Senate Committee on Ethics & Internal Governance
& its Fraud & Posturing by its July 16, 2021 hearing on
"New York State's System of Ethics Oversight and Enforcement",
postponed -- & then held on August 25, 2021



9.
Where's the Assembly Committee on Ethics & Guidance? 


10.
Repeal of the COVID emergency immunity provisions
(Undoing Part GGG of Budget Bill #S.7506-B/A.9506-B


So, what have the Senate & Assembly Health Committees
been doing during the COVID emergency? 
Did they go into overdrive, crisis mode?



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Press inaction/in action, from Jan. 2021



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SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
  (15 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Brad Hoylman, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $18,000]
Ranking Member:
Phil Boyle, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $11,000]
Members: Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.,
Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ.,
Andrew Gounardes, ESQ., Anna Kaplan, ESQ., Andrew Lanza, ESQ.,
Zellnor Myrie, ESQ.,Thomas O'Mara, ESQ., Peter Oberacker, Anthony Palumbo, ESQ.,
James Skoufis, Toby Ann Stavisky, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016  2017 2018 2019 2020

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
(21 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Charles Lavine, ESQ.  -- [formerly an added $18,000]
Ranking MemberMichael Montesano, ESQ.
[formerly an added $11,000]
Members
:Thomas Abinanti, ESQ., Edward Braunstein, ESQ., Keith Brown, ESQ., Marjorie Byrnes, ESQ., Catalina Cruz, ESQ., Latoya Joyner, ESQ., Karen McMahon, ESQ., Marcela Mitaynes,
Michael J. Norris, ESQ.Dan Quart, ESQ., Jenifer Rajkumar, ESQ., Rebecca Seawright, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Michael Tannousis, ESQ., Latrice Walker, ESQ., Monica P. Wallace, ESQ., Mary Beth Walsh, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ.Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016  2017 2018  2019
News-June 28, 2018/summer   News-Dec 5, 2018/winter

 "The Committee also shares budgetary oversight of the Office of Court Administration
and the Department of Law with the Assembly Ways and Means Committee."

click here for:
PROFILE IN "DYSFUNCTION": 1992-2021: 
Assembly Judiciary Committee

SENATE CODES COMMITTEE
(13 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Jamaal Bailey, Esq.  [formerly an added $18,000]
 Ranking Member: Anthony Palumbo, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $11,000]
Members: Fred Akshar, Brian Benjamin, Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ.,
Jabari Brisport, Jeremy Cooney, Patrick Gallivan, Todd Kaminsky, ESQ., Brian Kavanagh,
Zellnor Myrie, Thomas O’Mara, ESQ., Diane Savino
Annual Reports:  2020

January 25, 2021 meeting
February 22, 2021 meeting
March 8, 2021 meeting

ASSEMBLY CODES COMMITTEE
(22 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair:
Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ. -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Angelo Morinello, ESQ.-- an added $11,000
Members:
Thomas Abinanti, ESQ., Vivian Cook, Catalina Cruz, ESQ.; Steven Cymbrowitz, ESQ., Patricia Fahy, Joseph Giglio, Andrew Hevesi, Charles Lavine, ESQ., John Mikulin, ESQ.; Michael Montesano, ESQ., Daniel O'Donnell, ESQ., N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow, Michael Reilly,
Linda Rosenthal, Rebecca Seawright, ESQ., Michael Tannousis, ESQ.; Clyde Vanel, ESQ.; Latrice Walker, ESQ., David Weprin, ESQ.

Annual Reports:  2015   2016   2017   2018  2019

 

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
(23 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair:  Liz Krueger-- an added $34,000 
Ranking Member
Thomas O'Mara, ESQ. -- an added $20,500
Members
Jamaal Bailey, ESQ.,  Brian Benjamin,  George Borrello, Neil Breslin, ESQ.,
Leroy Comrie, Patrick Gallivan, Joseph Griffo, Pete Harckham, Brad Hoylman, ESQ.,
Timothy Kennedy, John Liu, Kevin ParkerPatty Ritchie, Gustavo Rivera, Julia Salazar, Diane Savino,
Sue Serino, James Skoufis, Toby Ann Stavisky, James Tedisco, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.
Annual Reports:  2020

January 25, 2021 meeting

March 1, 2021 meeting

 


ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
(35 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Helene Weinstein, ESQ.-- an added $34,000
Ranking Member
Edward Ra. ESQ. -- an added $20,500  
Members Jake Ashby; Jeffrion Aubrey, Michael Benedetto, Kevin Blankenbush, Karl Brabenec,
Edward Braunstein, ESQ.; Harry Bronson, ESQ.; Kevin Byrne; Kevin Cahill, ESQ.,
William Colton, ESQ., Vivian Cook, Michael Cusick, Erik Dilan,
Jeffrey Dinowitz, ESQ.,
Michael Fitzpatrick, Deborah Glick, Stephen Hawley, Latoya Joyner, ESQ.,
William Magnarelli, ESQ.; John McDonald, III Michael Montesano, ESQ.,
Catherine Nolan, Michael Norris, ESQ.,
P
hilip Palmesano, N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow
Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez; Nily Rozic; Rebecca Seawright, ESQ.; David Weprin, ESQ., Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.

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PROFILE IN "DYSFUNCTION":  2013 - 2021
Assembly Ways & Means Committee

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUDGET & REVENUES
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Brian Benjamin
Ranking Member: Alexis Weik
Members: Todd Kaminsky, ESQ., Liz Krueger,
John Liu, Edward Rath, III, Julia Salazar
Annual Report: 2019

February 2, 2021 meeting
March 9, 2021 meeting

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: James Gaughran, ESQ.

Ranking Member: Edward Rath
Members: George Borrello, John Brooks, Michelle Hinchey,
Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, Kevin Thomas, ESQ.
Annual Report:  2020

January 25, 2021 meeting
February 8, 2021 meeting
March 1, 2021 meeting
March 15, 2021 meeting


ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
(20 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
Ranking Member:
Christopher Friend  
Members: Sarah Clark; William Conrad;
Taylor Darling, Jeff Gallahan; Jonathan Jacobson, ESQ.; Anna Kelles; Jennifer Lunsford; Brian Manktelow; Steven Otis, ESQ., Phil Ramos, Jonathan Rivera; Colin Schmitt, Gina Sillitti; Matthew Simpson; Monica Wallace, ESQ., Carrie Woerner
ANNUAL REPORTS: 2019  2020

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PROFILE IN "DYSFUNCTION": 
Assembly Committee on Local Governments

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS
AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair:  James Skoufis -- [formerly an added $15,000]
Ranking Member: Thomas O'Mara, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $9,500]
            Members:
Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ., James Gaughran, ESQ., Todd Kaminsky, ESQ.,
Anthony Palumbo, ESQ., Elijah Reichlin-Melnick

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020

January 19, 2021 meeting
February 1, 2021 meeting
March 1, 2021 meeting

S.978

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
(14 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
ChairKenneth Zebrowski, ESQ. -- [formerly an added $12,500]
Ranking Member: Mike Lawler-- [formerly an added $9,000]
Members: Rodneyse Bichotte, Kevin Byrne, Harvey Epstein, ESQ.,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, ESQ., Alicia Hyndman, Ron Kim,
Kieran Michael Lalor, ESQ., Demond Meeks; Monica Wallace, ESQ.; Jaime Williams
ANNUAL REPORTS  2011   2012   2013   2014   2015  2016 2017  2018  2019   2020



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PROFILE IN "DYSFUNCTION":  2014-2021 
Assembly Commitee on Governmental Operations


A
SSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT,
ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION

(7 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair
: John McDonald-- [formerly an added $12,500]
Ranking Member:  Joe Angelino -- [formerly an added $9,000]
MembersNathalia Fernandez, William Magnarelli, ESQ.,
Michael Montesano, ESQ., Phil Steck, ESQ., Fred Thiele, Jr., ESQ.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015   2016  2017  2018  2019   2020

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PROFILE IN "DYSFUNCTION" -- 2013-2020:
Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation



ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON
CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES, & COMMISSIONS


ANNUAL REPORTS:  2019  2020



SENATE ETHICS & INTERNAL GOVERNANCE
(7 members -- Senate Rule VII, §1)
Chair: Alessandra Biaggi, ESQ.

Ranking Member: Anthony Palumbo, ESQ.
Members:  Phil Boyle, ESQ., Neil Breslin, ESQ., Todd Kaminsky, ESQ.,
Andrew Lanza, ESQ., Toby Ann Stavisky
Annual Reports:  2017 2018 2019 2020

January 25, 2021
February 22, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 26, 2021
May 18, 2021



ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON ETHICS & GUIDANCE
(8 members -- Assembly Rule IV, §1a)
Chair: Jo Anne Simon, ESQ.

Members: Jake Ashby; Marjorie Byrnes, ESQ; Catalina Cruz, ESQ., Joseph Giglio,
Charles Lavine, ESQ., Michael Montesano, ESQ., Kenneth Zebrowski, ESQ.

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2020 POST-ELECTION ISSUE #1: 
What salary is to be paid the winners of NYS' 213 state legislative & 15 D.A. races?


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