Glen Cove, New York – On November 12th at 7pm, Assemblyman Charles Lavine will be at the Sea Cliff Public Library to give a presentation on lawmaking and ethics in New York State Government.
The Program entitled “Albany 101,” is an educational presentation about New York State Government that is broken into two parts: How a Bill Becomes a Law and Ethics in the New York State Legislature.
The first part of the program will describe the process in which legislators introduce bills and pass laws. Assemblyman Lavine will take his audience to the very inception of the legislative process, by describing how ideas for new legislation come about, how to engage other lawmakers to generate interest in a bill, the committee approval process and how a bill is brought to the floor for a vote.
The second part of the program, entitled “Ethics in the New York State Legislature” describes the various entities that have been created to monitor the ethical conduct of legislators. Assemblyman Lavine will rely on his insight as Chair of the Assembly Standing Committee on Ethics and Co-Chair of the Legislative Ethics Commission.
The Assemblyman will field questions at the conclusion of his presentation, and each participant will go home with an informational packet detailing the inner workings of Albany.
“It is my belief that the more citizens know about the functions of state government, the better equipped they will be to participate in and influence the policymaking process,” said Lavine.
Currently Lavine has been scheduled to present the program in 11 libraries across Nassau County.