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End of 2014 Legislative Session Summary

Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky

In January The Business Council issued its 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda, which presented a plan to improve the state’s business climate, promote new private sector investment and job creation, and maintain the state’s recent fiscal discipline.

We believe the 2014 session was a successful one for the state’s private sector employers. Among its key accomplishments,

Importantly, the session ended without imposition of significant costly new compliance burdens on the private sector.

No doubt, we have more work to do to promote new jobs, new investments, and strong communities across New York.  Nevertheless, the 2014 session continued to keep New York’s economy on a new, positive path forward.

Our summary of the final outcome on key business legislation is provided below. As always, please feel free to contact our Government Affairs staff with any questions or comments.

Campaign Finance Reform

Not Approved

Construction/Transportation

Staff contact: Frank Kerbein

Approved

Not Approved

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Contract Procurement

Approved

Not Approved

Economic Development

Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky

Approved

Not Approved

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Energy

Staff contact: Darren Suarez

Approved

Not Approved

Environment

Staff contact: Darren Suarez

Approved

Not Approved

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Financial Services

Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky

Approved

Not Approved

Health

Staff contact: Lev Ginsburg

Approved

Not Approved

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Labor

Staff contact: Frank Kerbein

Approved

Not Approved

The following five are individual employment related components of the Governor’s  Women’s Equality Act. After negotiations on the wording of each bill, The Business Council dropped its opposition.

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Lawsuit Reform

Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky

Not Approved

Taxation

Staff contact: Ken Pokalsky

Approved

Technology/Telecommunications

Staff contact: Darren Suarez

Not Approved

Tourism

Approved

Workers’ Compensation

Staff contact: Lev Ginsburg

Approved

Not Approved

Other Issues

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