October 22, 2010

State Relations Update - Oct. 22, 2010


OSC Values Higher Education -

The Office of State Comptroller recently completed an analysis of the financial impact of NYS's higher education institution to the overall economy of our state.
Press Release
Chancellor Statement


Blind Vendors -

Governor Paterson gave final approval to legislation removing SUNY's exemption from the requirements to provide vending opportunities to New Yorker's with visual impairments.  While the final implementation is subject to ongoing discussions with The NYS Commission on the Blind and Visually Handicapped and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services pursuant to a memorandum of understanding, all campuses are potentially impacted by these regulations. SUNY did oppose this legislation.

Chapter 532 - Blind Vendors
SUNY Memo of Opposition
Memo of Understanding
2010 Legislation and Veto Summary


Government Relations