NYCOM LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM

2019 Priorities
Increase State Funding for Infrastructure
Establish the New York Municipal Investment Initiative
Provide State and Local Tax Equity
Authorize Municipalities to Impose a Service Charge on Large Tax-Exempt Properties
Create and Enhance Tools to Address Distressed and Abandoned Properties

One of NYCOM's key missions is to represent the interests of cities and villages with the Governor's office and the State Legislature. To facilitate this process, NYCOM annually develops its Legislative Program, a document which outlines our legislative priorities for the year. While NYCOM advocates for and against hundreds of bills each legislative session, our Legislative Program represents our membership's position on key issues of interest to city and village officials.

The development of our Legislative Program occurs each fall at NYCOM's Legislative Priorities Meeting. NYCOM's Legislative Committee – a body of NYCOM members chosen by the current NYCOM President – meets in Albany to discuss and prioritize legislative issues for the ensuing legislative session. Following a discussion of specific policy issues submitted by our membership or NYCOM, the Legislative Committee votes on the top priorities for the upcoming year.