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Environment Committee Update

Staff Contact: Darren Suarez
November 22, 2016

The Environment Committee will review last year's legislative aggenda prior to our annual Government Affairs planning session, which will be held on Thursday, December 1st from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Albany Renaissance.

In addition to highlighting several Business Council priority issues for 2017 – including workers’ comp reform, additional business tax reforms, labor law issues and others – the agenda will include the following guest speakers.
- Division of Budget director Robert Mujica will be our lunch speaker.
- The afternoon session will feature presentations by Elizabeth Garvey, counsel to the Senate Majority, and Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.

The full draft meeting agenda is available here.  Registered participants will receive our proposed legislative agenda by email in advance of the meeting.

Last year The Business Council’s 2016 Advocacy Priorities included the following environment specific priorities:

In addition, the following points were expressed in the Business Council's 2016 agenda:

Furthermore, there will be a discussion of the 2015-2016 Legislative Memos, SEQRA legislation, E-waste legislation, and proposed organic waste legislation.

Additionally, there will be a discussion of the structure of the current Environment Committee with a focus on ensuring that the current committee structure is amended to meet membership’s needs.

Prior to the Environment Committee Meeting please feel free to share with Darren Suarez your businesses or organizations opinions on The Business Councils past priorities and position and future priorities and positions.

For those members that are interested, the meeting will be webcast to facilitate greater participation.