Resolutions

At NYSAC's September and February conferences, county delegates from across the state meet in standing committees to develop, discuss, and adopt resolutions on issues impacting counties. The resolutions highlight the priorities of New York's county governments and make up the foundation of NYSAC's Legislative Platform. 

Resolutions Standing Committee members.

The full text of NYSAC's resolutions can be found below (click the download link to read the complete resolutions in each issue area). 


September 2017

Download the full PDF of the September 2017 NYSAC Resolutions packet.


January 2017

Download the full PDF of the January 2017 NYSAC Resolutions packet.
 

Board of Directors (Download)

  1. Resolution Calling on Counties to Adopt the Stepping Up Initiative
     
  2. Resolution Thanking the Governor and the State Legislature for Making Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention a Top Public Safety, Public Health, and Mental Health Priority in New York State in 2017
     
  3. Resolution Urging State Legislative Leaders to Focus Their Property Tax Relief Efforts on Fiscal Reforms that will Lead to Permanent and Historic Property Tax Reduction by Assuming the Cost of State Programs that Counties Are Currently Required to Pay for Under State Law
     
  4. Resolution Calling On State Lawmakers and the Governor to Work to Reform Indigent Legal Services and Fund the County Share of Public Defense, which is a State Responsibility
     
  5. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Hold Counties Harmless from Any Lost Federal Medicaid Reimbursement if Provisions of the Affordable Care Act Are Repealed, or Federal Medicaid Reimbursements to States Are Capped
Standing Committee on Agriculture (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding for Farmland Preservation
Standing Committee on Children with Special Needs (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Identify All Outstanding Claims and Prioritize Reimbursing County Costs for Early Intervention Services That Were Provided and Paid for by Counties Prior to the State Fiscal Agent Administrative Takeover and Remain Unreimbursed
     
  2. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Require Providers to Maximize Reimbursement from All Third-Party Payers
     
  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Adhere to the Law as it Applies to the State Fiscal Responsibility for Preschool Special Education and Eliminate County Responsibility for Summer School Special Education Programs
     
  4. Resolution Calling for the Revamping of Outdated NYSED Preschool Special Education Service Program Reimbursements and Waiver Review Process for Contracted Service Agencies
     
  5. Resolution Urging the Governor and the New York State Legislature to Continue to Reform and Improve the Early Intervention Program to Better Serve Children and Families
Standing Committee of Economic Development, Environment and Rural Affairs (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers to Invest and Implement Funding for a Statewide Workforce Strategy that Assists Locally-Driven Workforce Development Programs
     
  2. Resolution Supporting Efforts to Increase Access to Broadband Across New York State Through “The New NY Broadband Program” and Calling On Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers to Continue Their Commitment to Prioritizing and Expanding Broadband Coverage in Unserved and Underserved Areas Statewide
     
  3. Resolution Supporting the Creation of an Industry-Sponsored Paint Stewardship Program to Reduce the Costly Burden Faced by Local Governments When Collecting and Disposing of Post-Consumer Paint
     
  4. Resolution Urging the New York State Public Service Commissioner to Work with Utilities to Determine the Cause of Delayed Interconnection Agreements and to Promote a Streamlined Interconnection Process for Connecting Existing and New Renewable Energy Projects to the Grid and Provide Immediate Relief to Delayed Projects
     
  5. Resolution Urging the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets to Acknowledge the Seriousness of Harmful Blue-Green Algae Blooms and to Dedicate Funding to Address Their Prevalence
  6. Resolution Urging the Governor and the New York State Research and Development Authority to Dedicate Resources to Expand Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Every County Throughout the State
Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling for an Increase in the Share of Revenue Counties Retain for Providing State DMV Services
     
  2. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Fully Reimburse Counties for District Attorney Salary Increases That Are Set and Controlled by the State
     
  3. Resolution Supporting Efforts to Allocate New York State Resources and Funding to Regions, Counties and Municipalities That Want to Take Part in the US Census Bureau Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Program
     
  4. Resolution Urging New York State to Cover the Added Costs of Early Voting
Standing Committee on Medicaid and Human Services (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging the New York State Congressional Delegation to Preserve the Medicaid Expansion and Basic Health Plan Program Options Allowed under the Affordable Care Act and Oppose Efforts to Cap Federal Medicaid Payments to the States
     
  2. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Maintain Our Mutual Goals of Not Shifting New Costs to Counties, While Maintaining Reasonable Local Flexibility over Administrative Functions, as the State Realigns Medicaid Administrative Functions and Human Services Programs
     
  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Gradually Restore the 50/50 State/County Cost-Sharing for the Safety Net Program, to Increase Shelter Grant Reimbursements to Counties and to Provide Sufficient Resources to Provide Safe and Secure Housing
     
  4. Resolution Urging New York State to Fully Fund All Costs Related to Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility and Ensure that Any Statutory or Administrative Changes Fully Recognize the Responsibility of Locally Elected District Attorneys to Promote Public Safety, Maintain Victims’ Rights and Ensure Accountability in the Justice System
 Standing Committee on Public Employee Relations (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling on the State to Increase the Salary Cap for Retired Public Employees Seeking County Employment
     
  2. Resolution Calling on the State to Pay for Any Required Increases in Cost to the Child Protective Service Program
     
  3. Resolution Calling on the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) to Work in Conjunction with Counties to Improve the Arbitration System
Standing Committee on Public Health and Mental Health (Download
  1. Resolution Supporting an End to Executive Administrative Cuts, an Increase in the Base Grant, Per Capita Rate, and State Aid Formula that Constitute Article 6 State Aid Reimbursement for Mandated General Public Health Work Undertaken by Local Health Departments as Population Health Partners of New York State
     
  2. Resolution Supporting Rabies Prevention Across the State and Providing Appropriate Funding Necessary to Achieve this Goal
     
  3. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Members of the New York State Legislature to Urge the President and Congress to Increase Federal Funding to Localities to Combat the Spread of the Zika Virus in the United States
     
  4. Resolution Calling on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Governor of the State of New York to Provide State Funding to Support the Treatment of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders Who Are Incarcerated in County Jails, in Order to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic and Other Addictions, Save Lives, and Reduce the Rate of Recidivism
     
  5. Resolution Calling on the Office of Mental Health, the Department of Health and the Governor of the State of New York to Preserve and Maintain the Role of Children’s Single Point of Access to Ensure that High-Need/High-Risk Children and Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Their Families Have Timely Access to the Comprehensive Services and Supports They Need as the State Implements Medicaid Redesign for Children, Youth and Family Services
     
  6. Resolution Urging New York State to Maintain the Carve-Out from Medicaid Managed Care for School-Based Health Centers
     
  7. Resolution to Reduce the Administrative Burden on Local Health Departments Caused by Article Six State Aid for General Public Health Work Maintenance of Effort Requirements
Standing Committee on Public Safety (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services
     
  2. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to More Equitably and Efficiently Impose the 9-1-1 Surcharge on All Wireless Communications Devices and Use Revenues to Finance County 9-1-1
     
  3. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail
     
  4. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Would Allow All Counties the Option for their Local Correctional Facility to Detain Persons Under Arrest Being Held for Arraignment
     
  5. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Prohibits Civilian Drone Use Within One Thousand Feet of a Correctional Facility
Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance (Download
  1. Resolution Calling on State Legislative Leaders to Reform the Home Rule Revenue Process by Enacting a 4-Year Authorization Period for All Local Sales Tax Extenders in 2017 with a Goal of Making This Local Renewal Authority Permanent
     
  2. Resolution Urging the State to Enact Legislation to Ensure a Fair and Level Playing Field for All Retailers by Addressing Loopholes in Internet Sales Tax Collection Practices
     
  3. Resolution Calling on New York’s Congressional Delegation to Support the Enactment of Federal Legislation to Simplify and Ease Sales Tax Collections on Internet-Based Purchases and to Support a Level Playing Field for “Main Street” Retailers
     
  4. Resolution Calling on New York’s Congressional Delegation to Preserve the Federal Tax Exemption for Municipal Bonds
Standing Committee on Transportation and Public Works (Download
  1. Resolution Commending Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislators on Adopting a Transportation Capital Plan and Urging a Continued and Increasing Commitment to Assisting Counties in Maintaining Their Local Infrastructure
     
  2. Resolution Commending Governor Cuomo and State Legislators on Record Airport Funding Measures and Urging Certain Programs Be Made Permanent
     
  3. Resolution Calling on the President and Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation to Direct Infrastructure Stimulus Investments to Counties and Local Governments


September 2016 (by Standing Committee)

Download the full PDF of the September 2016 NYSAC Resolutions packet.

Board of Directors (Download)

  1. Resolution Thanking Niagara County for Hosting hte NYSAC Delegation at the Annual Fall Seminar in NIagara County
     
  2. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to More Equitably and Efficiently Impose the 9-1-1 Surcharge on All Wireless Communication Devices and Use Revenues to Finance Life-Saving county 9-1-1 Services
     
  3. Resolution Urging Governor Cuomo to Sign Into Law Public Defense Mandate Relief Act (S.8114 / A.10706)
     
  4. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Fully Reimburse Counties for District Attorney Salary Increases Set by the State
     
  5. Resolution Calling on New York's Congressional Delegation to Amend and Improve the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 to Ensure Essential Fiscal Resources are Maintained to Support Families in Need
Standing Committee on Agriculture (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding for Farmland Preservation
Standing Committee on Children with Special Needs (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Identify All Outstanding Claims and Prioritize Reimbursing County Costs for Early Intervention Services That Were Provided and Paid for by Counties Prior to the State Fiscal Agent Adiminstrative Takeover and Remain Unreimbursed
     
  2. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Require Providers to Maximize Reimbusement from All Third-Party Payers
     
  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Gradually Eliminate the County Fiscal Responsibility for Preschool Special Education and Summer School Special Education Programs
     
  4. Resolution Calling for the Revamping of Outdated NYSED Preschool Special Education Service Program Reimbursements and Waiver Review Process for Contracted Service Agencies
Standing Committee of Economic Development, Environment and Rural Affairs (Download)
  1. Resolution Supporting Efforts to Increase Access to Broadband Across New York State Through "The New NY Broadband Program" and Calling on Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers to Continue Their Commitment to Prioritizing and Expanding Broadband Coverage in Unserved and Underseved Areas Statewide
     
  2. Resolution Supporting the Creation of An Industry-sponsored Paint Stewardship Porgram to Reduce the Costly Burden Faced by Local Governments When Collecting and Disposing of Post-consumer Paint
     
  3. Resolution Urging the New York State Public Service Commissioner to Work With Utilities to Determine the Cause of Delayed Interconnection Agreements and to Promote a Streamlined Interconnection Process for Connecting Existing and New Renewable Energy Projects to the Grid and Provide Immediate Relief to Delayed Projects
     
  4. Resolution Calling for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to Further Revise the Proposed Rulemaking to Part 360, Governing Solid Waste Management, to Protect Our Environment and Meet the Needs of Our Communities Without Disproportionately Burdening Local Governments 
Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling On the State Office of Indigent Legal Services to Clarify the Details of the New Guidelines for County ILDS Programs
     
  2. Resolution Calling for an Increase in the Share of Revenue Counties Retain for Providing State DMV Services
Standing Committee on Medicaid and Human Services (Download)
  1. Resolution Urging New York State to Hold Counties Harmless for Federal Medicaid Recoupments that are the Direct Result of State Procedural or Administrative Failures
     
  2. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Provide Additional Resources and Technical Assistance to County Operated Nursing Homes as They Transition to a Mandatory Managed Care Model
     
  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Maintain Our Mutual Goals of Not Shifting New Costs to Counties, While Maintaining Reasonable Local Flexibility over Administrative Functions, as the State Realigns Medicaid Administrative Functions and Human Services Programs
     
  4. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Gradually Restore the 50/50 State/County Cost Sharing for the Safety Net Program, to Increase Shelter Grant Reimbursements to Counties and to Provide Sufficient Resources to Provide Safe and Secure Housing
     
  5. Resolution Urging the State to Provide Technical and Financial Assistance to Counties to Hold Localities Harmless from New Costs Associated with Federal Child Care Law Changes to Ensure Local Child Care Slots are Not Lost Due to Increased Costs of Meeting the New Federal Mandates
Standing Committee on Native American Affairs and Gaming (Download)
  1. Resolution Supporting Revenues Dedicated to Reducing State Mandates on Counties through the Legalization of Commercial Casino Gaming Operations in New York
 Standing Committee on Public Employee Relations (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling for the Full Repeal of the New York State Scaffold Law or Reform to Include a Pure Standard of Comparative Negligence
     
  2. Resolution Calling on the State to Pay for Any Required Increases in Cost to the Child Protective Service Program
Standing Committee on Public Health and Mental Health (Download
  1. Resolution Supporting an End to Executive Administrative Cuts, an Increase in the Base Grant, Per Capita Rate, and State Aid Formula that Constitute Article 6 State Aid Reimbursement for Mandated General Public Health Work Undertaken by Local Health Departments as Population Health Partners of New York State
     
  2. Resolution Supporting Rabies Prevention Across the State and Providing Appropriate Funding Necessary to Achieve This Goal
     
  3. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Members of the New York State Legislature to Urge Congress to Take Emergency Action to Combat the Spread of the Zika Virus in the United States
     
  4. Resolution Calling on the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and the Governor of the State of New York to Provide State Funding to Support the Treatment of Individuals with Substance Use Disorders, Who Are Incarcerated in County Jails, in Order to Help Combat the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic and Other Addictions, Save Lives, and Reduce the Rate of Recidivism
Standing Committee on Public Safety (Download)
  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 In New York State and Create A New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services
     
  2. Resolution in Support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Federal Government to Continue Efforts to Receive Federal Approval to Provide High-Need Individuals with Medicaid Coverage 30 Days Prior to Release to Avoid Relapse and Recidivism
     
  3. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail
     
  4. Resolution in Support of Efforts to Improve Probation and Alternatives to Incarceration in New York State in Order to Protect the Public and Reduce Reliance on Prison and Jails
Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance (Download
  1. Resolution Calling on State Legislative Leaders to Reform the Home Rule Revenue Process by Enacting a 4-Year Authorization Period for All Local Sales Tax Extenders
     
  2. Resolution Urging the State to Enact Legislation to Ensure a Fair and Level Playing Field for all Retailers by Addressing Loopholes in Internet Sales Tax Collection Practices
     
  3. Resolution Urging State Legislative Leaders to Implement Fiscal Reforms that will Lead to Permanent and Historic Property Tax Reduction by Assuming the Cost of State Programs that Counties Are Currently Required to Pay for Under State Law
Standing Committee on Transportation and Public Works (Download
  1. Resolution Commending Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislators on Adopting a Transportation Capital Plan and Urging a Continued Commitment to Assisting Counties in Maintaining Their Local Infrastructure
     
  2. Resolution Urging New York State to Maximize Local Decision-Making in the Project Evaluation and Selection Process for Bridge NY
     
  3. Resolution Commending Governor Cuomo and State Legislators on Airport Funding Measures and Urging Certain Programs Be Made Permanent
     
  4. Resolution Urging NY State Department of Environmental Conservation to Modify Its Proposed Part 360 Solid Waste Management Regulations to Address Highway Construction Impacts  


June 2016 

Board Resolution: Resolution Calling On All State And County Officials, Residents And Business Owners To Adopt The “Think Differently” Initiative To Assist Individuals With Special Needs And Their Families


February 2016 Resolutions (by standing committee) 

Download the full PDF of the February 2016 NYSAC Resolutions packet.

Board of Directors (download)

  1. Resolution Thanking the Governor and the State Legislature for Making Heroin and Opioid Abuse Prevention a Top Public Safety, Public Health, and Mental Health Priority in New York State in 2016

  2. Resolution Calling on the Governor and the State Legislature to Reject the Private Activity Bond Allocation Act of 2016

  3. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Enact Changes to Become REAL ID Compliant

  4. Resolution Calling On The State to Create A State And Local Public Water Integrity Taskforce to Assure the Delivery of Safe Drinking Water for the Well-being of All New Yorkers

  5. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to More Equitably and Efficiently impose the 9-1-1 Surcharge on all Wireless Communications Devices and Use Revenues to Finance County 9-1-1

Standing Committee on  Agriculture (download)

  1. Resolution to Support Funding for Farmland Preservation and Agriculture Local Assistance Programs

Standing Committee on  Children with Special Needs (download)

  1. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Prioritize Reimbursing County Costs for Early Intervention Services that Were Provided and Paid for Prior to the State Fiscal Agent Administrative Takeover and Remain Outstanding

  2. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Require Providers to Maximize Reimbursement from All Third-Party Payers

  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Gradually Eliminate the County Fiscal Responsibility for Preschool Special Education and Summer School Special Education Programs

  4. Resolution Calling For the Revamping of Outdated NYSED Pre-School Special Education Service Program Reimbursements and Waiver Review Process for Contracted Service Providers

  5. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Prioritize Reimbursing County Costs for Early Intervention Services that Were Provided and Paid For Prior to the State Fiscal Agent Administrative Takeover and Remain Outstanding

Standing Committee on Economic Development, Environment and Rural Affairs (download)

  1. Resolution Calling for Amendments to the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act and Urging the Department of Environmental Conservation to Expedite the Promulgation of Related Regulations

  2. Resolution Supporting Efforts to Increase Access to Broadband throughout New York State through “The New NY Broadband Program” and Calling on Governor Cuomo and State Lawmakers to Continue Their Commitment to Prioritizing and Expanding Broadband Coverage In Unserved and Underserved Areas Statewide 

Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs (download)

  1. Resolution Calling for an Increase in the Share of Revenue Counties Retain for Providing State DMV Services

  2. Resolution Urging New York State Consolidate the Federal and State Primaries and Cover the Added Costs of Early Voting

  3. Resolution Calling on the State to Increase Indigent Legal Defense System Funding

Standing Committee on Medicaid and Human Services (download)

  1. Resolution Urging New York State to Fully Fund All Costs Related to Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility and Ensure that Any Statutory or Administrative Changes Fully Recognize the Responsibility of Locally Elected District Attorneys to Promote Public Safety, Maintain Victims’ Rights and Ensure Accountability in the Justice System

  2. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Gradually Restore the 50/50 State/County Cost Sharing for the Safety Net Program and to Increase Shelter Grant Reimbursements to Counties

  3. Resolution Urging the State to Provide Technical and Financial Assistance to Counties to Hold Localities Harmless from New Costs Associated with Federal Child Care Law Changes to Ensure Local Child Care Slots are Not Lost Due to Increased Costs of Meeting the New Federal Mandates

  4. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Eliminate Administrative Funding Caps on State Reimbursements to Local Social Service Districts for Safety and Security Improvements

Standing Committee on Public Employee Relations (download)

  1. Resolution Calling for the Full Repeal of the New York State Scaffold Law or Reform to Include a Pure Standard of Comparative Negligence

Standing Committee on Public Health and Mental Health (download)

  1. Resolution Supporting an End to Executive Administrative Cuts, an Increase in the Base Grant, Per Capita Rate, and State Aid Formula that Constitute Article 6 State Aid Reimbursement for Mandated General Public Health Work Undertaken by Local Health Departments as Population Health Partners of New York State

  2. Resolution Supporting Rabies Prevention Across the State and Providing Appropriate Funding Necessary to Achieve This Goal

  3. Resolution Calling on the NYS Office of People With Developmental Disabilities and the Governor of the State of New York to Implement a Process of Transparency, Information-Sharing and Collaboration with the Local Governmental Units (LGUs) to Ensure the Adequacy of Community-based Programs and Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Who are Being Transitioned from Institutional Settings into the Community

Standing Committee on Public Safety (download)

  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 in New York State and Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services

  2. Resolution in Support of Efforts to Improve Probation and Alternatives to Incarceration in New York State In Order to Protect the Public and Reduce Reliance on Prisons and Jails 

Standing Committee on Taxation and Finance (download)

  1. Resolution Urging State Legislative Leaders to Implement Fiscal Reforms that will Lead to Permanent and Historic Property Tax Reductions by Assuming the Cost of State Programs that Counties Are Currently Required to Pay for Under State Law

  2. Resolution Calling on State Legislative Leaders to Reform the Home Rule Revenue Process by Enacting a 4-Year Authorization Period for All Local Sales Tax Extenders

  3. Resolution Urging the State to Resolve Recent FAA Clarifications Regarding the Disposition of Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Receipts in a Way that Preserves Current Local Sales Tax Receipts and Authority

Standing Committee on Transportation and  Public Works (download)

  1. Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Restore Funding Parity Between the Capital Plans of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the NY State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

  2. Resolution Urging Enhanced State Investment in Airports to Promote Economic Development and Job Creation

  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and the Legislature to allocate the local portions of the proposed transportation funding through the existing CHIPs formula

Fall 2015 Resolutions (by Standing Committee)

Download the PDF of the Fall 2015 NYSAC Resolutions packet.

Click the resolution title to view the full resolution.

Board of Directors

  1. Resolution Thanking Essex County for Hosting the NYSAC Delegation at the Annual Fall Seminar in Essex County

  2. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Gradually Restore the 50/50 State/County Sharing for the Safety Net Program and to Increase Shelter Grant Reimbursements to Counties 

  3. Resolution Calling for a Constitutional Convention in 2017 

Agriculture  

  1. Resolution Supporting New York State’s Commitment to Farmland Preservation and Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Sustain Funding for this Important Program   

  2. Resolution Supporting New York State’s Commitment to Agriculture Local Assistance Programs and Urging the Governor and State Lawmakers to Increase Funding for these Crucial Local Programs 

Children with Special Needs 

  1. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Prioritize Reimbursing County Costs for Early Intervention Services that Were Provided and Paid For Prior to the State Fiscal Agent Administrative Takeover and Remain Outstanding 

  2. Resolution Urging the Department of Health and the Division of Budget to Require Providers to Maximize Reimbursement by All Third-Party Payers 

  3. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Eliminate the County Fiscal Cap on Preschool Special Education Transportation Costs and to Incentivize the Use of Existing Bus Fleets and Transportation Systems 

  4. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Continue to Closely Monitor Preschool Special Education Rate-Setting Reforms as They are Implemented, and to Build a Single Statewide Fiscal Management System that is Accessible to Counties in Order to Improve Oversight and Accountability 

Economic Development, Environment and Rural Affairs 

  1. Resolution Calling on the State to Amend the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act and Calling on the DEC to Promulgate Regulations Required Under the Law   

  2. Resolution Supporting Efforts to Increase Access to Broadband Throughout New York State and Calling on Governor Cuomo to Accelerate the Implementation of the New NY Broadband Program   

  3. Resolution Calling for State Legislation Authorizing Industrial Development Agency Financing of Civic Facility Projects on a Permanent Basis and Allowing Industrial Development Agencies to Issue Grants and Loans 

Intergovernmental Affairs 

  1. Resolution Calling for an Increase in the Share of Revenue Counties Retain for Providing State DMV Services 

  2. Resolution Calling for State Legislation Amending the Vehicle and Traffic Law’s Definition of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) 

  3. Resolution Calling on the State to Increase Indigent Legal Defense System Funding 

  4. Resolution Urging the Governor and State Legislature to Recognize the Importance of Local Public Transit Systems as the State Centralizes and Renews Regional Medicaid Transportation Programs 

Medicaid and Human Services  

  1. Resolution Urging New York State to Fully Fund All Costs Related to Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility and Ensure that Any Law Changes Fully Recognize the Responsibility of Locally Elected District Attorneys to Promote Public Safety, Maintain Victims’ Rights and Ensure Accountability in the Justice System   

  2. Resolution Urging the Governor and Legislature to Maintain Their Goal of Not Shifting New Costs to Counties as the State Continues its Implementation of the State Takeover of Medicaid Administrative Costs 

  3. Resolution Urging New York State to Renew Its Commitment to Prevent and Protect Children from Abuse and Neglect by Restoring State Share Funding Levels to 65 percent under the Existing Open-Ended Child Welfare Financing Mechanism   

  4. Resolution Calling on the State to Provide Additional Technical and Fiscal Assistance to Counties to Implement New Rules for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents Related to Work Participation Requirements Under the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program   

Native American Affairs and Gaming 

  1. Resolution Calling on State to Ensure Dedicated Local Casino Revenues Adequately Cover Additional Expense  

  2. Resolution Opposing the United States Senate Bill S-1879 titled “Interior Improvement Act” 

  3. Resolution Requesting the State Safeguard the Integrity of the Binding Agreements Regarding Gaming Exclusivity Zones 

Public Employee Relations 

  1. Resolution Urging Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature to Amend State Insurance Law to Allow Shared Municipal Health Insurance Consortiums

  2. Resolution Supporting Necessary Reforms for New York Labor Law §240 and §241, the Scaffold Law   

  3. Resolution Calling upon the Governor and the New York State Legislature to Refrain from Enacting New Public Employee Benefits Mandates 

  4. Resolution Calling on the State to Provide Pension Support for Veterans while Protecting Already Overburdened Local Taxpayers 

Public Health and  Mental Health  

  1. Resolution Supporting an End to Executive Administrative Cuts, an Increase in the Base Grant, Per Capita Rate, and State Aid Formula that Constitute Article 6 State Aid Reimbursement for Mandated General Public Health Work Undertaken by Local Health Departments as Population Health Partners of New York State  

  2. Resolution Calling on the Governor, the Legislature and the Department of Health to Provide Support and Financial Resources for Statewide Awareness on the Threat of Lyme Disease, and Other Tick Borne Diseases 

  3. Resolution Calling on the State, the Department of Health and the Governor of the State of New York to Ensure that with Changes in State Health Care Policies that Children and Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances Have Access to the Local Government Unit (LGU) Single Point of Access (SPOA) for Referral to the Comprehensive Array of Services Currently Available  

Public Safety 

  1. Resolution Calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the State Legislature to Plan for Next Generation 911 in New York State and Create a New York State 911 Department that Supports County Public Safety Answering Points and Enhances Local Emergency Dispatch Services 

  2. Resolution Requiring Updated Driver’s License Photos Over a Reasonable Period of Time  

  3. Resolution Calling on the State to Assist Counties Regarding Jail Medical Costs for Providing HIV and Hepatitis C Treatment for Inmates 

  4. Resolution Stating Opposition to Any Efforts to Use County Funds or Resources to Assist ICE to Enforce Federal Immigration Laws 

  5. Resolution Calling on Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature to Pass Legislation that Would Promote the Use of Video Conferencing for Court Appearances for Inmates Held at a County Jail

  6. Resolution Calling on the Governor to Veto S.983-A (Montgomery)/A.6430-A (Perry), Relating to the Restraint of Pregnant Female Prisoners During Childbirth  

Taxation and Finance  

  1. Resolution Urging State Legislative Leaders to Implement Fiscal Reforms that will Lead to Permanent and Historic Property Tax Reduction by Assuming the Cost of State Programs that Counties Are Currently Required to Pay for Under State Law   

  2. Resolution Calling on State Legislative Leaders to Reform the Home Rule Revenue Process by Enacting a 4-Year Authorization Period for All Local Sales Tax Extenders 

Transportation and  Public Works 

  1. Resolution Urging the Members of the New York State Congressional Delegation to Secure Adequate Federal Highway Funding for Locally-Owned Roads, Bridges and Culverts in a Multi-Year Spending Plan  

Resolution Calling on the State of New York to Provide Adequate Funding to Counties to Allow Them to Properly Maintain Their Infrastructure  
 

Resolutions Standing Committee

Donna Draxler, Chemung, Chair
Elizabeth Larkin, Cortland County, Vice-Chair
NYSAC Staff Contact: Dave Lucas
 
Douglas Berwanger  Wyoming County
Cheryl Dinolfo  Monroe County
Bill Farber Hamilton County
Robert Hagemann  Jefferson County
Arthur Johnson Saratoga County
Mary Krause Ontario County
Barbara Pellegrino Oneida County
Kira Pospesel Greene County
Joseph Provoncha Essex County
Jean Raymond Saratoga County
Ron Spike, Sheriff  Yates County
Joseph Todora Sullivan County
Terry Wilbur  Oswego County
Michael Zurlo Clinton County