Lopez Calls For Rules Reform
February 20, 2007
Assemblyman Peter D. Lopez (R,C,I – Schoharie) today joined his conference’s call for substantive and common-sense Assembly Rules reform which would ensure a more accountable and transparent government. “Our constituents need to be assured that their state government is spending their tax dollars in a fiscally responsible way,” stated Lopez. “In order to do that, we need strong rules reform.” The proposal would include, among others, the following measures:
- Requiring standing committee meetings to be transcribed and be made available on the Assembly Website and in the Assembly Public Information Office;
- Require a fiscal impact statement on all bills;
- Require a 2/3 super-majority vote for final passage of a bill imposing, continuing or reviving a tax;
- Require any bill that imposes a mandate on municipalities to be specifically labeled on the calendar.