General Law Committee


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2:00 PM in Room 2B of the LOB

The meeting was called to order at 2: P.M. by Chairman, Senator Carlo Leone.

The following committee members were present:


Kissel J. S07; Larson T. S03; Leone C. S27; Slossberg G. S14; Witkos K. S08



Altobello E. 082; Aman W. 014; Baram D. 015; Carter D. 002; Esposito L. 116; Kiner D. 059; Nicastro F. 079; Orange L. 048; Rovero D. 051


Absent were:





Arconti D. 109; D'Amelio A. 071; Rutigliano D. 123; Zupkus L. 089

Senator Leone opened the meeting and introduced the new clerk and welcomed back the committee members. Representative Baram welcomed everyone back and he looked forward to a bi-partisan short session.

Senator Witkos and Representative Carter looks forward to working across the aisle.

Senator Leone asked for a motion to approve the concepts that were raised in screening. The motion was made by Representative Esopsito and seconded by Representative Nicastro.

Senator Kissel asked a question on number 6. Senator Leone said that thru the process we would flush out the answers. Senator Kissel also had questions on numbers 13 and 10 and Senator Leone referred the questions to Senator Witkos who gave Senator Kissel the preliminary answers but they were to be determined during public hearings and future committee meetings.

Representative Carter had questions about number 10 Senator Leone answered them.

The motion passed on a voice vote.

Senators Leone stated that it is too early to determine if where will be any off site public hearings this session.

Representative Baram congratulated Representative Carter on his engagement.

Senator Leone said that there would be changes made to the existing proposed meeting schedule. The meeting scheduled on February 23 will start at 10:00 a.m. instead of 2:00 p.m. There may also be another committee meeting added.

A motion was duly made by Representative Rovero and seconded by Representative Orange to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:14 p.m. .


Nick Rogers


Committee Clerk