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Local and State Government Law Section

LOCAL AND GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION SPRING FORUM

In Person Program was recorded on April 27, 2018 at the New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk Street, Albany NY 12207

3.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice

Cost: Free to NYSBA Members | $25 for Non-Member

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Agenda:

Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Purchasing in New York
MWBEs receive special consideration on contracts let by New York State.  The proposed 2019 executive budget includes legislation that would extend these existing MWBE purchasing provisions to local government contracts.  This program will discuss the requirements of the existing MWBE program and what local and state government attorneys need to know about it.

Martha Mann Alfaro, Esq.
New York City Law Dept, New York, NY

Noreen VanDoren, Esq.
New York State Office of General Services, Albany, NY

New York State Response to Changes in Federal Tax Law
The recent changes in the federal tax laws have prompted a strong response from New York State. This panel discussed how the changes to the federal tax laws affect New York’s income and real property tax structure, and what the State is doing to protect its taxpayers.

Danshera Cords, Esq.
Professor of Law, Albany Law School, Albany, New York

Kathleen Hodgdon, Esq.
Associate Counsel
Association of Towns of the State of New York, Albany, New York

State and Local Government Financial Disclosure Requirements
This program discussed responses to the call for greater transparency and accountability in state and local government operations and focused on financial disclosure requirements for state and local government employees, elected officials and officers.

Seth H. Agata, Esq.,
Executive Director
New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, Albany, New York

Steven G. Leventhal, Esq.
Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Sliney, LLP, Roslyn, New York
 

For questions contact please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452

LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT LAW SPRING FORUM 

Monday, April 29, 2019

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Reception to Follow 

In Person Program: New York State Bar Association, 1 Elk Street, Albany NY 12207
Webcast Viewing: New York City Law Department | 100 Church Street, New York, New York 10007  to view the webcast
Remote Webcast Viewing will also be available.

3.0 MCLE Credits in Professional Practice 

Cost: Free to NYSBA Members | $25 for Non-Members 

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Agenda:

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Updates 
This presentation will be discussing the Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws.  This presentation will offer a brief introduction to those laws, a description of the functions of this office and our website, and then take questions until the time has expired.  

Robert J. Freeman, Esq. 
Executive Director
NYS Department of State, NYS Committee on Open Government (COOG)
Delmar, New York



3:00 - 4:00 p.m.:  State Procurement 
This presentation is an introduction to agency procurement, addressing purchasing methods, contractual terms, and vendor responsibility. 

Robert C. Vanderbles
NYS Department of State, Office of the General Counsel 
Albany, NY


4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Legislative Updates 
This presentation will provide an update of legislation already adopted during the 2019 NYS Legislative Session Calendar, including the State Budget (assuming it is adopted by April 29th).  In addition to highlighting legislation already adopted this Session, the presentation will discuss issues and bills the Legislature is likely to tackle before heading home at the end of June.  Topics to be discussed include criminal justice reform, adult-use cannabis, e-scooters, election reforms, recycling reforms, the tax cap, red light and speed cameras, and more.

Wade Beltramo, Esq.
NY Conference of Mayors (NYCOM)
Schenectady, New York


5:00 -6:00 Networking Reception

Reception to Follow

For questions contact Kristina Gagnon at kmgagnon@nysba.org

to register over the phone please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452 


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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019
LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT LAW SECTION FALL MEETING
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86 CONGRESS STREET
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY

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Questions on this Program?  Contact Kristina Gagnon, 518-487-5669 or kmgagnon@nysba.org

The Local and State Government Law Section of the New York State Bar Association is proud to offer its members and members of the general public this complete resource center on Municipal Ethics. Below please find links to PDF versions of articles, statutes, and NYS Attorney General's Opinion letters.

Attorney General Opinions 

Ethics For Municipal Lawyers

Ethics Litigation Papers

Ethics Presentations

Municipal Lawyer Ethics Columns

Sample Ethics Laws

Sample Financial Disclosure Forms

Welcome to the Local and State Government Law Section's Legal Resource Center!

To assist you with resources the Section has prepared accessible lists of resources available in New York State. Click below on the links to help guide you to our resources:

General Municipal Law Legal Links (for a variety of legal resources)

Municipal Laws 

Sample Local Laws and Ordinances

New York Municipal Guide

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The Municipal Lawyer features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of municipal law on various topics including land use, zoning, ethics, and environmental issues. The Municipal Lawyer is published quarterly by the Local and State Government Law Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.

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Each Government, Law and Policy Journal features peer-written substantive articles with a theme on a current issue of interest to government attorneys. Past themes have included Aging and Longevity, Renewable Energy, Civil Rights and Disabilities, Firearms, Public Safety and the Law; The Oversight Function: Guarding the Public Interest; New York State's Budget; Beverage Alcohol Law: Regulation and Policy; Public Authority Reform; Freedom of Information Law; and Climate Change. 

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