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NYC Bar, Brennan Center release legislative roadmap‏

January 4, 2010

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ennan_Center_release_legislative_roadmap.html

NYC Bar, Brennan Center release legislative roadmap
By Gazette staff writers

January 04, 2010
The New York City Bar Association and the Brennan Center for Justice have released a Legislative Roadmap – a chart to help New Yorkers navigate the new process by which a bill moves through the Legislature under new rules passed in July 2009.

If implemented, the reforms would alter the way bills are considered and
could eliminate the way house leaders and committee chairs could
indefinitely block legislation. The new rules are meant to open up the
committee process and empower individual committee members and bill
sponsors to move their issues forward.

“Now, senators have fewer excuses for not getting their legislation into the debate. They have multiple opportunities to push their issues forward, which means advocacy groups must work hard to make sure that controversial debates and votes are not avoided,” said Loren Gesinsky, chair of the City Bar’s State Affairs Committee.

The chart can be viewed at
www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/uploads/RulesReformRoadmap.pdf

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