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CJA's February 18, 2016 letter to the Chairs & Ranking Members of the Senate and Assembly Fiscal Committees -- "RE: Your Violation of Legislative Law §32-a with Respect to the Judiciary and Legislative Budgets for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 – and Budget Bill #S.6401/A.9001:
Answers to Questions & Requests for:

           (1)
  
your findings of fact and conclusions of law with respect to those matters about which you reasonably knew I would be testifying at the Feb. 4, 2016 'public protection' budget hearing, had you permitted me to testify;
           (2)
 
posting of this letter on your webpages of written statements/testimonies submitted for the Feb. 4, 2016 'public protection' budget hearing – & its inclusion in the record.


ENCLOSURES:  

    
(1) Eighth Cause of Action in CJA v. Cuomo Citizen-Taxpayer Action (March 30, 2015 supplemental complaint)

     (2) Summary/Analysis of the Governor’s Commentary, his Division of the Budget Webpages for the Legislative & Judiciary Budgets, and the Legislature’s “White”, “Blue”, “Yellow”, and “Green” Books   relevant budget documents

WHAT ARE YOUR FINDINGS OF FACT & CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
WITH RESPECT TO:

      (1)  CJA's Jan. 15, 2016 letter to Senate Majority Leader Flanagan & Assembly Speaker Heastie, Etc. -- with enclosures -- (1) Dec. 31, 2015 letter to Chief Judge Nominee DiFiore;  (2) "Statement of Particulars in Further Support of Legislative Override of the 'Force of Law' Judicial Salary Increase Recommendations, Repeal of the Commission Statute, Etc.";  (3) Sponsors' Memo - Assembly Bill #7997  

   (2) CJA's Jan. 28, 2016 letter to Senate & Assembly Fiscal & Judiciary Committees -- with enclosed Jan. 26, 2016 letter to Chief Judge DiFiore     transmitting e-mails

   (3)  CJA’s Feb. 2, 2016 e-mail with “Questions for Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks";

   (4)  CJA’s Feb. 3, 2016 e-mail with “Questions for Temporary Senate President John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie" 
       
            
                                                                    


Legislative Law 32-a, Etc.

January 11, 2016 "Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule"

List of Witnesses



VIDEO of Legislature's February 4, 2016 "public protection" budget hearing

Testimony of Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks   (written statement)  
& questioning by Legislators
(at 1:40 mins - 1:41:45 hours)

New York State Supreme Court Officers Association   Patrick Cullen, President  (at 10:28 hours)   written testimony
New York State Court Clerk's Association   Pamela Browne, President  (at 10:37 hours)   written testimony
Court Officers Benevolent Association of Nassau County   Billy Imandt, President (at 10:45 hours)  written testimony
Suffolk County Court Employees Association    Bill Dobbins, President  (at 10:58 hours)   written testimony

Written Testimony of Michael P. Friedman

 


Senate Finance Committee posting of "Testimonies"


Assembly posting of written statments

 

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Referred-to Relevant Legislative Oversight Committees

Senate

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE 
Chair: John Bonacic -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Ruth Hassell-Thompson -- an added $11,000
Members: George Amedore, Jr., Tony Avella, Phil Boyle, Neil Breslin, Leroy Comrie, Thomas Croci, Ruben Diaz, Martin Malave Dilan,
Adriano Espaillat, Kemp Hannon, Brad Hoylman, Andrew Lanza, Kenneth Lavalle, Michael Nozzolio,
Thomas O'Mara, Bill Perkins, Michael Ranzenhofer, Diane Savino, Sue Serino, Toby Ann Stavisky, Michael Venditto
  ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

SENATE COMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS 
Chair:  Andrew Lanza -- an added $15,000
Ranking Member
: Brad Hoylman -- an added $9,500
            Members:  David Carlucci, Ruben Diaz, Martin J. Golden, Terrence Murphy, Michael Nozzolio,
Thomas O’Mara, Daniel Squadron

 ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011  2012 2013  2014

SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
ChairCatharine Young -- an added $34,000
Ranking MemberLiz Krueger -- an added $20,500
Members: John Bonacic, Phil Boyle, Neil Breslin, Ruben Diaz, Martin Malave Dilan, Adriano Espaillat,
Hugh Farley, Patrick Gallivan, Martin Golden, Joseph Griffo, Kemp Hannon, Ruth Hassell-Thompson,
Timothy Kennedy, Andrew Lanza, William Larken, Kenneth LaValle, Betty Little, Carl Marcellino,
Kathleen Marchione, Jack Martins, Velmanette Montgomery, Michael Nozzolio, Thomas O'Mara,
Kevin Parker, Jose Peralta, Bill Perkins, Michael Ranzenhofer, Patty Richie, Gustavo Rivera,
Joseph Robach, Diane Savino, James Seward, Daniel Squadron, Toby Ann Stavisky, David Valesky
WHITE BOOK (Majority):    2016  2014 
 BLUE BOOK (Minority):   2016  2015

Assembly

ASSEMBLY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
Chair: Helene Weinstein -- an added $18,000
Ranking Member: Michael Montesano -- an added $11,000
MembersWilliam Barclay, Edward Braunstein, David Buchwald, Jeffrey Dinowitz, Andy Goodell, Al Graf, Latoya Joyner,
Todd Kaminsky, Charles Lavine, Chad Lupinacci, Anthony Palumbo, Dan Quart, Rebecca Seawright,
Jo Anne Simon, Phil Steck, Matthew Titone, Michele Titus, David Weprin, Kenneth Zebrowski
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS
Chair: Crystal Peoples-Stokes -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Janet Duprey -- an added $9,000
Members: Michael Benedetto, Rodneyse Bichotte, Michael Blake, David Buchwald, Erik Dilan,
Sandy Galef, Deborah Glick, Andy Goodell, Mark Johns, Ron Kim, Kieran Michael Lalor, Michelle Schimel
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT, ANALYSIS & INVESTIGATION
Chair: Ellen Jaffee -- an added $12,500
Ranking Member: Peter Lawrence -- an added $9,000
MembersMichael Kearns, William Magnarelli,
Michael Montesano, Annette Robinson, Fred Thiele, Jr.
ANNUAL REPORTS:   2011   2012   2013   2014   2015

ASSEMBLY WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
Chair: Herman Farrell, Jr. -- an added $34,00
Ranking MemberBob Oaks -- an added $20,500
MembersJeffrion Aubrey, William Barclay, Michael Benedetto, Edward Braunstein,
Kevin Cahill, William Colton,Vivian Cook, Jane Corwin, Clifford Crouch, Michael Cusick,
Janet Duprey, Michael Fitzpatrick, David Gantt, Deborah Glick, Stephen Hawley, Earlene Hooper,
Joseph Lentol, Nicole Malliotakis, Margaret Markey, Francisco Moya, Catherine Nolan, Felix Ortiz,
N. Nick Perry, J. Gary Pretlow, Phil Ramos, Robert Rodriguez, Joseph Saladino, Robin Schimminger,
Fred Thiele, Jr., Raymond Walter, Helene Weinstein, David Weprin, Keith Wright
YELLOW BOOK (Majority):   2016   2015   2014
GREEN BOOK (Minority):   2016

 

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