New York News 040717

April 7, 2017


Budget Update:

The Senate has gone home until a Budget agreement can be reached.

The Assembly will convene today (shortly).  Session will take place shortly and can be viewed HERE.

Governor Cuomo’s Office:

‘Operation Hangup’ Crackdown Begins Thursday

April 6, 2017

To help keep distracted drivers off our roads, law enforcement will step up patrols and checkpoints targeting drivers on electronic devices from April 6 through April 10.

Office of Information Technology Services:

Mahesh Nattanmai, Deputy CIO, Discusses State Consolidation Efforts

On April 4, Mahesh Nattanmai, Deputy CIO, joined James Collins, CIO, Delaware; David Wray, CTO for Software, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; and Jake Williams, Manager of Strategic to discuss NYS consolidation efforts on Season 2, Episode 1 or Priorities, a StateScoop podcast. Nattanmai discusses the successful consolidation of over 30 data centers, the difficulty of consolidation, and the importance of communication and collaboration among the various state agencies.

The podcast is now available at

NYS Office of General Services:

–      NEWS:

April 3, 2017

RL-203, Road Salt & Treated Salt Requirement Letter

April 3, 2017

CL-837, Prompt Payment For Small Business

March 29, 2017

CL-838, Vendor Self-Service Portal – Statewide Financial System (SFS)

March 29, 2017

CL-836, Misleading Emails


At this time this program page is for local governments and other authorized entities only. State agency procedures are being developed and will be available in the future.

OGS has been designated by the Governor as the lead agency for the 1122 Public Safety Procurement Program (PSPP).  This authority is derived from The National Defense Authorization Act (Section 1122) for FY1994 and FY2009 which subsequently became law under Title 10 Section 381 Military Support for Civilian Public Safety Agencies.  This law provides the authority for certified state and local governments to purchase equipment for counter-drug, homeland security and emergency response activities from specific federal sources.  More here…

NYS Department of Health: Drug Utilization Review Board

The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board will meet on April 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room 6, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York


NYS Board of Elections:

April 2017

Date Event Additional Information
4/25 12:00 P.M. Commissioners Meeting State Board Offices 40 North Pearl 5th Floor Albany NY 12207 Minutes and Archived Webcasts

NYS Liquor Authority:

Full Board Meeting:  April 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

View the Webcast

Detailed Agenda – Disciplinary

Detailed Agenda – Licensing

Meeting Agenda – Updated 04/05/2017

Meeting Agenda – Sorted Alphabetically – Updated 04/05/2017

Office of the State Comptroller:

Comptroller DiNapoli and A.G. Schneiderman Announce Felony Conviction of Woman Who Stole over $290,000 in Deceased Mother’s Benefits from the Buffalo Firemen’s Pension Fund, April 6, 2017

NYS Forum Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Data & Analytics Community of Interest Network Meeting

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Business Continuity Workgroup Meeting – Business Continuity Health Check Part 2

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Leadership & Communication Development – Toastmasters

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017

Intelligent Transportation Collaboration Session 1: An Introduction to Intelligent Transportation

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017

The NYS Forum NYC-ITCR Meeting

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Call for Presenters How to Develop a Scope of Work for a Successful Procurement

  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Call for Presenters Software Defined Networks

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The 20th Annual New York State Cyber Security Conference