New York News 092517

September 25, 2017

 

NYS Assembly:

ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

SUBJECT: Oversight of the SFY 2017-2018 State Budget for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.

PURPOSE: To review the impact and implementation of the State Budget for agriculture.

Albany, New York  

Thursday October 12th, 2017

11:00 AM

Hearing Room C Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor  Albany, New York

The Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture oversees New York States agriculture, food, animal protection, and other regulatory programs administered by the State Department of Agriculture and Markets.  In the SFY 2017-2018 Department of Agriculture and Markets budget, the Legislature included approximately $53 million for local assistance, $109 million for State operations, and $66 million for capital projects at the New York State Fair and for Local Fairs. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the overall impact and implementation of the 2017/2018 budget, and assess the impact and effectiveness of New York’s agricultural programs.  This hearing will also examine the agricultural industry’s economic significance to New York State and challenges that agricultural producers are facing in bringing their products to market.

 

New York State Medicaid Drug Utilization Board Meeting Agenda  

 

The Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board will meet October 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Meeting Room 6, Concourse, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York.  More here…

NYS Department of State Code Enforcement:

State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council The next scheduled State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council meeting will be on September 27, 2017 at 10:00 am. Click here for the Public Notice. The tentative meeting agenda, Proposed Rules, resolutions and records that are scheduled to be the subject of discussion at the meeting will follow.

AGENDA TO FOLLOW

NYS Liquor Authority:

Full Board Meeting September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.

View the Webcast

AGENDA TO FOLLOW

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation:

DEC’s Drone Program Takes Off

Fleet of 22 Drones and Professional Operators Undertake Critical Search and Rescue, Forest Fires, Wildlife Management and Forest Health Missions

DEC Drones Dispatched to Assist in Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Texas and Puerto Rico

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that the agency has deployed a fleet of 22 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or “drones,” across the state to enhance the state’s environmental management, conservation and emergency response efforts.

Recently completed missions have greatly improved DEC’s ability to monitor and protect the state’s lands, waters, and wildlife while ensuring environmental quality and safety for residents.  More here…

NYSERDA:

Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 200 Proposals Received to Build Large-Scale Renewable Power Projects in New York State

Responses Show Strong Private Sector Interest in Developing and Investing in Renewable Energy in New York

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than 200 proposals were received from large-scale, clean energy project developers in response to two requests for proposals that will add historic amounts of renewable energy to New York’s power supply. The state expects to invest up to $1.5 billion in new clean energy projects through the two RFPs, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the New York Power Authority. The investments will advance the Governor’s ambitious goal to get 50 percent of New York’s electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030.  More here…

NYS Department of Ag and Markets:

Governor Cuomo Announces First Five School Districts in Upstate New York to Launch the “NY Thursdays” Program

Governor Cuomo Announces Open Application Period for Industrial Hemp Research Partners to Support Industry Growth in NYS

Updated – Media Advisory: New York State Kicks Off NY Thursdays Locally Sourced School Lunch Program

Media Advisory: New York State Kicks Off NY Thursdays Locally Sourced School Lunch Program

NYS Board of Elections:

October 2017

Date Event Additional Information
10/2 12:00 P.M. Commissioners Meeting State Board Offices 40 North Pearl, 5th Floor Albany NY 12207 Minutes and Archived Webcasts
10/12 10:30AM Campaign Finance Webinar To start or join the online meeting, go to: Join Webinar Event Password: Campaign17
10/23 12:00 P.M. Commissioners Meeting State Board Offices 40 North Pearl 5th Floor Albany NY 12207 Minutes and Archived Webcasts
10/25 2:30PM Campaign Finance Webinar To start or join the online meeting, go to: Join Webinar Event Password: Campaign17

 

Local Government Services:

https://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/pdf/LGIC2017_SaveDate.pdf

 

3rd Local Government Innovation Conference

November 14th

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ESP Albany Mtg Room 6

 

Reception November 13th

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

 

JCOPE:

JCOPE ISSUES CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IN A PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENTS ON PROPOSED COMPREHENSIVE LOBBYING AND SOURCE OF FUNDING DISCLOSURE REGULATIONS

 

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (“Commission”) today issued a call to concerned individuals, particularly members of the lobbying regulated community, seeking comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemakings for Comprehensive Lobbying Regulations and Source of Funding Disclosure Regulations and participants for a public hearing on the regulations.

 

Monday, October 30, 2017

1 – 4 p.m.

Hearing Room A, LOB, Albany

 

NYS Procurement Council:

Umbrella Contract Timeline Update:

Submissions Due  10/10/17 11:00 AM ET

NYS Forum:

Upcoming Events
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NYC Workgroup September 2017 Meetings

  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Albany October 2017 Meetings

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Data and Analytics Community of Interest Roundtable

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Leadership & Communication Development – Toastmasters

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017

The NYS Forum 9 Hole Golf & Networking Event – NYC

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017

Call for Presenters Albany and NYC Forum Annual Meetings