Opposing Raising Taxes to Balance State Budget

Approved March 9, 2021  RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AGAINST RAISING TAXES TO BALANCE THE STATE BUDGET WHEREAS,  the spread of the Covid 19 virus necessitated extraordinary measures to contain the infection rate among the general population; and WHEREAS,  these extraordinary measures included the furloughing of thousands of employees and the temporary…

Calling for Legislature to Immediately Rescind Governor Cuomo’s Emergency Powers (Revised)

Approved February 17, 2021 – Revised March 9, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REVOKING EXECUTIVE ORDERS (REVISED) WHEREAS, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders in response to the Covid 19 virus outbreak that altered or suspended numerous existing laws within the State of New York; and WHEREAS, these extraordinary measures included…

Demanding the Legislature to Immediately Rescind Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Pandemic Emergency Powers and Open a Full Investigation

Approved February 17, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DEMANDING THE LEGISLATURE TO IMMEDIATELY RESCIND GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO’S PANDEMIC EMERGENCY POWERS AND OPEN A FULL INVESTIGATION WHEREAS; Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders in response to the Covid 19 virus outbreak that altered or suspended numerous existing laws within the State of…

Supporting Proposition that Covid Vaccinations be Distributed According to Local County Plans

Approved February 9, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTING PROPOSITION THAT COVID VACCINATIONS BE DISTRIBUTED  ACCORDING TO LOCAL COUNTY PLANS   WHEREAS; the State of New York’s Covid vaccination program is causing enormous confusion and frustration for citizens attempting to schedule vaccine appointments through online appointment calendars and openings are scarce…

Supporting Relief Package For Restaurants And Small Businesses

Approved February 9, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTING RELIEF PACKAGE FOR RESTAURANTS AND SMALL BUSINESSES   WHEREAS; various senators in the New York State Senate, including Sen. George Borrello from Jamestown, NY, are co-sponsoring several legislative measures that are aimed supporting the restaurant industry and other small businesses adversely affected…

Supporting The Passage Of Senate Bill S8387 And Assembly Bill A10502 To Maintain A System Of Checks And Balances In State Government – Reaffirmation

Approved June 9, 2020 – Reaffirmed January 12, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTING THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL S8387 AND ASSEMBLY BILL A10502 TO MAINTAIN A SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES IN STATE GOVERNMENT WHEREAS; Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders in response to the Covid 19 virus outbreak that…

Supporting Reforming New York State’s Electoral Vote Apportionment

Approved January 12, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTING REFORMING NEW YORK STATE’S ELECTORAL VOTE APPORTIONMENT WHEREAS; the State of New York currently awards its Presidential electoral votes on a winner-take-all basis; and WHEREAS; the combined populations of New York City, Long Island and downstate counties outnumber the remaining population north…

Calling for a Complete Repeal of the “Bail Elimination Act of 2019” – 2nd Reaffirmation

February 11, 2020, Reaffirmed June 9, 2020, Reaffirmed January 12, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CALLING FOR A COMPLETE REPEAL OF THE “BAIL ELIMINATION ACT OF 2019” WHEREAS; the New York Legislature enacted legislation known as the “Bail Elimination Act of 2019” which was approved by Governor Andrew Cuomo and took…

Urging Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature to Stop Including Policy Matters in the State Budget Process

Approved January 12, 2021 RESOLUTION OF THE GREATER UTICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE URGING GOVERNOR CUOMO AND THE NYS LEGISLATURE TO STOP INCLUDING POLICY MATTERS IN THE STATE BUDGET PROCESS WHEREAS; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature have, at times, included policy initiatives and new laws as part of the State…