Meetings

2014 Legislative Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Regular Legislative Sessions

The Legislature's Regular Sessions are held in the Legislative Chambers, 6th Floor, Edwin L. Crawford County Office Building, Government Plaza, Binghamton, New York at 5:00 p.m., with

• Thursday, January 23
• Thursday, February 20
• Thursday, March 20
• Thursday, April 24
• Thursday, May 15
• Thursday, June 19
• Thursday, July 17
• Thursday, August 21
• Thursday, September 18
• Thursday, October 16
• Thursday, November 20
• Thursday, December 18
• Monday, December 29


Schedule of Standing Committee Meetings

Committee meetings are usually held during the week preceding the regular legislative sessions at the days and times listed below and in the various legislative conference rooms adjoining the legislative chambers. The days and times listed below are generalized and subjected to change. For the most up to date committee and session agendas, please go here.


Monday
4:00 p.m. – Public Safety & Emergency Services
4:30 p.m. – Public Works & Transportation

Tuesday
4:00 p.m. – Personnel
4:30 p.m. – Economic Development, Education & Culture 

Wednesday
4:00 p.m. – Health and Human Services

Thursday
4:00 p.m. – County Administration
4:15 p.m. – Finance

Day of Session
County Administration Committee may meet at 4:45 p.m. for consideration of "LATE RESOLUTIONS."

Other meetings of the full Legislature, of the standing, or of such ad hoc committees that may be designated shall be scheduled at the convenience of the Chair or its members.

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The meetings listed on this page, including committee meetings and Legislative Sessions are Public Meetings and are open to the public. On rare occasions, the Legislature or a committee may convene an executive session.

The County Legislature operates under a strong committee system. If a person would like to address the Legislators, we suggest that person attend the committee meeting where the topic is being discussed or which has jurisdiction over the area in question. At the committee meeting, that person need only ask the Chair for permission to address the committee on a particular topic. Permission should be and usually is granted. Committee agendas will direct you to the correct committee and meeting time. Agendas are located on Legislature webpage under the Legislative Business section.

While there is no slot on the agenda of the regular legislative sessions for the public to speak, there has been a change in the Rules of Order to enable people who have appeared before any special or standing committee and have requested privileges of the floor to be granted that privilege by the chair upon recommendation by a majority vote of the members of the committee before which said person testified. Previously, a person could only address the entire Legislature if they were sponsored by a Legislator and a majority of the full Legislature voted to allow that person to speak.

If a public official, such as a Mayor or Town Supervisor, wishes to address the Legislature, they should contact the Chair prior to the beginning of the session. The Chair of the Legislature need only recognize and grant privilege of the floor to that public official for them to address the Legislature.
 


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