The annual FASNY Legislative Conference is scheduled this year at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Ave, Troy. It will bring FASNY membership, Sectional legislative representatives, FASNY Board Members, FASNY Legislative Committee members and ASA Governmental Affairs representatives together to finalize the association’s legislative priorities for the 2020 legislative session.
The new date and location accompany a tighter format with a sole focus on refining the legislative initiatives. It also gives the Sectional organizations and counties all of September and October to work on issues arising locally that they want brought to Albany for statewide consideration. This additional time and interaction locally by FASNY Legislative Committee members should expand member participation in the process of developing the 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 by those delegates present 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 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. This will be the second year for this legislative session.
Agenda for the Fall 2019 Legislative Conference
|Saturday, November 2, 2019|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||FASNY Legislative Committee meets with Sectional and county legislative chairs|
|1:00 – 2:00 p.m.||Lunch on your own|
|2:00 – 5:00 p.m.||Regional legislative caucuses|
|7:00 – 10:00 p.m.||Final meeting of Sectional and county legislative chairs|
|Sunday, November 3, 2019|
|9:00 a.m.||86th Annual Legislative Conference of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York|
A housing block available at the Hilton Garden Inn, 235 Hoosick Ave., Troy, NY 12180. Call (518) 272-1700 and mention “legislative block” and code FSN18 in order to receive the special rate of $119 per night, per room, which includes breakfast. Housing information for Marriott Albany Troy Waterfront to come.