The 2019 NYS Legislative Session has ended, and while the long-standing minimum maintenance road legislation continued to be active, it was not passed by both houses.
The Senate bill, S2910 sponsored by Senator Griffo, was approved out of the Senate Transportation Committee with new chairman Senator Kennedy from Buffalo, and passed the Senate on June 13. The companion Assembly bill, A3724 sponsored by Assemblywoman Gunther, was referred to the Assembly Transportation Committee with new chairman Assemblyman Magnarelli from Syracuse. Although not reported out of committee, many meetings and discussions were held that improved communication and laid groundwork for next year’s legislative session.
During the break between sessions, commission staff will continue discussions with partners and look for opportunities to explore forward movement on the issue.