The annual FASNY Legislative Conference is scheduled this year at a new location, the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Ave., Troy. This event will bring the FASNY membership, Sectional legislative representatives, FASNY Board Members, FASNY Legislative Committee members and ASA Governmental Affairs representatives together to finalize the Association’s proactive legislative priorities for the 2019 legislative session.
The new date and location accompany a tighter format with the sole focus on refining legislative initiatives while giving the Sectional organizations and counties time to work on the key local issues.
This additional time and local interaction by FASNY Legislative Committee members should expand member participation in the process of developing proposed agenda items. New agenda items are due to the FASNY Legislative Committee chairman by October 15.
As in the past, departments are urged to send their legislative representatives to their county and Sectional meetings prior to the conference. Submissions from Sectionals will be compiled, reviewed and discussed Saturday. A final agenda will be developed and printed for review and ratification on Sunday morning.
The legislative agenda, as adopted, is subject to change from time to time to accommodate changing priorities and a rapidly changing legislative dynamic. FASNY’s Board of Directors has traditionally adopted the agenda ratified by the delegates, but has also added legislative initiatives, subtracted legislative initiatives and identified items that must be opposed. This amendment process will continue and the legislative agenda will always be a working document.
The current agenda items will expire this year, so all legislation will have to be reintroduced with new sponsors and bill numbers.
Agenda for the Fall 2018 Legislative Conference
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
FASNY Legislative Committee meets with Sectional and county legislative chairs
Lunch on your own
Regional legislative caucuses
Final meeting of Sectional and county legislative chairs
Sunday, November 4, 2018
85th Annual Legislative Conference of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
Welcome by President Steven E. Klein
Pledge of Allegiance
Presentation of Golden Trumpet Award
Presentation of Legislative Program by Chairman Robin Schott and Legislative Advocates
Closing by President Steven E. Klein
Housing block available at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Ave., Troy, NY 12180 – (518) 272-1700. Caller must mention “Legislative Block” and code FSN18 in order to receive the special rate of $119/night/room, which includes breakfast.
Housing block also available at the Courtyard Albany Troy/Waterfront, 515 River St., Troy, NY 12180 – (518) 240-1000. Click here to receive a special rate of $129/night/room.