Legislative Bill Tracking


State Issues

  • This week, the state’s major political parties held their nominating conventions. Democrats nominated Governor Andrew Cuomo to run for a third-term as the Party’s standard bearer, with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli easily winning renomination. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James will run on the ticket for Attorney General. Republicans nominated Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro to take on Governor Cuomo. Rounding out the GOP ticket are former Rye Deputy Mayor Julie Killian for Lt. Governor, political newcomer Keith Wofford for Attorney General, and investment banker Jonathan Trichter for State Comptroller.

Federal Issues

  • NYBA applauds the passage of S. 2155 as the first meaningful change to the Dodd-Frank Act since 2010.  The legislation was signed by the President on Thursday and will hopefully pave the way for other reforms in the regulation of banking in the aftermath of the financial crisis.  All nine New York Republican House Members voted in favor of the bill, as well as three New York Democrats: Sean Patrick Maloney, Kathleen Rice, and Tom Suozzi.

For additional information on any of the State or Federal issues, please contact:
Michael P. Smith, President, NYBA, at (212) 297-1699
Roberta Kotkin, General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer, at (212) 297-1684
Clare M. Cusack, Senior Vice President, Legislation & Regulation/Deputy General Counsel, at (212) 297-1664