Legislature adjourns, leaving unfinished business

NYS Capitol in Albany. NCPR file photo

Jun 11, 2021 —

The 2021 legislative session concluded in the early hours of Friday morning, with a number of measures left unresolved.

Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, speaking on the Senate floor Thursday evening as the session drew to a close, indicated  the legislature’ s business is done for the year.

“We’ll be back in this chamber in January,” Stewart-cousins said. “Hopefully all together , unmasked.”

A Senate spokesman says the Senate will return briefly later in the summer to act on some remaining appointments that Governor Andrew Cuomo has sought, including confirming  the head of the state’s new cannabis management office, to implement the state’s new legal marijuana industry.

In a statement, Senator Stewart-Cousins said talks continue on some issues and the Senate would return to act on them if “necessary”.

Among the measures that fell off the table in the final hours is the…

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