The most recent update highlights some of the proposals of the greatest importance to our members.
ADVOCACY UPDATE (1/22/20)
Topics of Discussion: Article 18 of the General Municipal Law, Gifts, Nepotism, Use of Municipal Equipment, Local Ethics Codes and Ethics Boards.
Presented by: John A. Manini, NYCOM Counsel
* NYCOM Elected Officials Academy (EOA) - The session qualifies for 1.5 elective credit hours.
Sponsored by: NYS Municipal Workers' Compensation Alliance
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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES:• Increase Unrestricted State Aid• Enhance Funding for Water and Sewer Infrastructure• Expand Highway Funding• Amend the Newly Enacted Criminal Justice Reforms• Limit the Application and Cost of the Prevailing Wage Mandate
Watch news conference from NYCOM's Legislative Priorities Meeting
This POLICY PAPER provides a summary of the 2019 criminal justice reforms, identifies the critical changes the legislation will have on the criminal justice system, and discusses the potential impacts the changes will have on cities and villages.
The federal Voting Rights Act (VRA) requires that language assistance be provided to voters in political subdivisions in which 5% of the voting population speak the same language and do not also speak English proficiently well to effectively participate in the election process.Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties are covered by this requirement, and consequently, all villages in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties must provide Spanish language assistance as well.
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Sneak Peak of NYCOM's Municipal Matters quarterly magazine (Vol. 3, No. 2):
• Keep Rolling! Attracting Film Productions to Your Community• How to SPOT Five Tricky SPAM Emails• Door-to-Door Peddlers and Solicitors: Is Your Local Regulation Constitutional?
The Governor delivered his State of the State address on Wednesday. As is typically the case, the speech was heavy on headlines and light on detail but there were a few topics of interest including escooters, the legalization of recreational cannabis, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, funding for upstate airports, and small cell deployment.
VIEW ADVOCACY UPDATE (1/14/20)
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