The legislative session of 2023 is winding down with members looking forward to a targeted adjournment date of May 12.
After two furious weeks of grueling floor sessions of long hours and bill after bill coming before the body, the past week has seen 15–20-minute floor sessions.
In marathon sessions lasting well into the late evening hours, sometimes as late as 11pm, 38 House bills were approved and moved to the Senate for possible modification and approval.
The House is scheduled to debate 22 separate pieces of legislation while the Senate is scheduled to ponder 26 proposals.
I fully expect by the end of this week, over 500 bills will have been introduced.
As the House approaches the seventh week of the session, we are reminded of some important dates looming on the legislative horizon for members and committees of jurisdiction.
The beginning of a new biennium always brings a rush of introduction of new proposed legislation in the House and this year the pattern is no different.
Having served in the legislature for the past thirteen years, this new session represents a “new beginning’ for me as I have been elected to represent a new legislative district consisting of the towns of Pittsford and Proctor.
Republican Charles “Butch” Shaw of Pittsford was born in Middlebury, Vt., receiving his primary and secondary education in Middlebury schools and post-secondary at Massachusetts Trade Shops School in Boston, MA.
Rep. Stephanie Jerome, D-Brandon and Rep. Butch Shaw, R-Pittsford will be running for re-election in their respective, and newly drawn, districts.