Workers' Compensation Committee Update

January 20, 2010

State Budget Relevant Provisions

The Governor's State Budget Proposal included two provisions specifically related to workers' compensation:

Look for The Business Council's complete state budget overview in this Friday's Government Affairs update.

Governor Paterson Names Two for Positions at WCB 

Governor Paterson nominated Loren Lobban of Buffalo as a member of the Workers' Compensation Board for a term to expire on December 31, 2013.  He is nominated to serve the vacancy prompted by the resignation of Zachary Weiss.  Mr. Lobban was admitted to the bar in 1976, and has been a private practitioner for over thirty years.  Mr. Lobban received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Northern Michigan and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Buffalo.   His nomination awaits Senate confirmation.

Additionally, Jeffrey Fenster has been appointed by the Governor to serve as the new Executive Director at the Board.  Mr. Fenster's appointment  and his new role at the Board were described in further detail in a recent New York Times article