As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week twenty-three, the final week of session for 2021!

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 22*

Appointments

This week, we voted on nominations in three of my committees for various positions in government.

In the Judiciary Committee we voted on:

  • 2 nominations for the Court of Appeals: Madeline Singas and Antony…

As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week twenty-two.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 22*

Session

Remember that you can watch sessions live on the NYS Senate website and follow along with session proceedings on the official NY Senate Twitter.

As we near the end of the 2021 Session, we are continuing to work hard for our…


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week twenty one.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 21*

Session

Remember that you can watch sessions live on the NYS Senate website and follow along with session proceedings on the official NY Senate Twitter.

This week, we passed 119 bills, including 6 of my own.

I have highlighted some of…


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week twenty.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 20*

Committee Meetings

This was the last week of committee meetings for the year, so each one of my committees met.

Civil Service & Pensions

This week I convened our seventh and final Civil Service and Pensions Committee meeting of this session. …


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from weeks 18 and 19.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 18*

Committee Meetings

Civil Service & Pensions

This week I convened our sixth Civil Service and Pensions Committee meeting of this session. We passed 9 bills through committee, including 2 of my own.

  • My bill, S6015 This bill mandates that vacancies…

As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week seventeen.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 17*

Committee Meetings

This was an exciting and busy week, as I had meetings for five of the six committees I am a member of!

Insurance

In the Insurance committee we passed 4 bills including:

  • S5581 which prevents small employers such as school…


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from weeks fifteen and sixteen.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 15*

Last week the Senate did not have any committee meetings or legislative sessions.

*Session Week 16*

Did you know that New York’s first constitution was ratified on April 20, 1777? There’s a rich, fascinating history behind our state’s constitution —…


Today is New York Constitution Day!

What is New York Constitution Day you ask?

On this date in 1777, New York ratified and adopted its first ever state constitution in the City of Kingston. Read below for a copy of my floor speech on the floor of the state senate to commemorate today.

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Today is an incredibly important day in the history of our state.

On this date in 1777, our state’s first constitution was ratified and adopted in the city of Kingston.

The constitution — the first chartering document of the newly declared independent New York — was…


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from weeks thirteen and fourteen.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 13*

Committee Meetings

There were no committee meetings this week as we worked on finalizing the budget.

Session

Remember that you can watch sessions live on the NYS Senate website and follow along with session proceedings on the official NY Senate…


As part of my community engagement platform, I promised to provide a regular weekly update on what’s happening up in Albany. This is an update from week twelve.

You can always email me directly at gounardes@nysenate.gov if you have any other questions, ideas, or want more information about what’s happening in Albany or the district.

*Session Week 12*

This past week we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. As a proud 4th-generation Greek-American, I was excited to join with my fellow Greek-American colleagues in sponsoring a resolution proclaiming March 2021 as Greek History Month in New York State…

Senator Andrew Gounardes

NYS Senator, District 22.

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