ESSAE Submits Memorandum of Support for NYS Senate Regulatory Reform Package

ESSAE recently submitted a Memorandum of Support for the New York State Senate's Regulatory Reform Package, which is aimed at prospectively improving the regulatory framework in our state.

The Senate Regulatory Reform Package tackles important issues that affect everyone across the state—especially businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations. Alarming practices such as the abuse of emergency rule making would be curtailed by this package.

ESSAE supports this initiative in regulatory reform as it would: 

  • Increase public input, i.e. longer comment periods, with stronger consideration given to comments and testimony, where elected leaders would learn of potential impact of regulations, etc. by the people who would be most impacted.
  • Establish a more thorough job impact statement, which was recently seen in response to the New York State Department of Labor’s Call-In Pay Regulations, which effects nonprofits, small business, and many organizations.
  • Curtail the abuse of emergency regulations which are adopted and put into effect overnight. In the last ten years more than 50% of all regulations adopted in New York State were put in place overnight without public input, notice, or information under the guise of emergency rule making. 

In addition, ESSAE supports SB244 (Ortt)/AB341 (Gunther), which has been included in the Senate's One House Budget Proposal as it is particularly important for nonprofits who receive state reimbursements for services they provide. This bill requires that the effective date of new regulations would not be established sooner than 90 days from adoption in order to give those nonprofits receiving reimbursements an ample amount of time to come into compliance, thus avoiding painful State claw backs. 

To view/download the Memorandum of Support, click here

The ESSAE Government Affairs Committee will continue to monitor the actions of New York State government and provide ESSAE members with the information executives and staff members need to guide their associations and achieve their missions.

Your Government Affairs Committee

Chair: Brian Buff,Vice President, Association Management Operations, Capitol Hill Management Services

Kathy Febraio, CAE, Executive Director, Pharmacists Society of the State of New York
Kelly Garceau, Executive Director, New York Physical Therapy Association
Jeff Keller, CAE, Director, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
Randy L. McCullough, CAE, Deputy Executive Director, New York State Funeral Directors Association
Megan Osika,Vice President, Park Strategies, LLC
Ashley E. Ranslow, Manager of Government Affairs, Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
Timothy Thate, CPHIMS, PMP, CAE, Senior Director, Information Technology, LeadingAge New York
Margaret Vandervort, Legislative Director & Business Manager, The Vandervort Group
Todd Vandervort, President & CEO, The Vandervort Group
Lori Rehm, Director of Sales & Conference Services, The Sagamore Resort